Minnesotans at a glance

5.7 million

People living in Minnesota

About 55% of Minnesota residents live in the Twin Cities seven-county region.

Residents of color

Residents of color compose 22 percent of Minnesota's total population. This varies by age: 36% of our state's youngest residents (age 0-4) are of color, compared to 7% of residents 65 and older.
22 %
1.19 million

Minnesotans age 65+ by 2035

Age trends are transforming Minnesota. The number of Minnesotans age 65 years and older is projected to increase by nearly 200,000 people—to 1.19 million, or a fifth of the state population —by 2035.