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January 2018

Most Popular on Minnesota Compass in 2017


most popular iconNearly 78,000 people visited the Minnesota Compass web site approximately 123,000 times in 2017 to find reliable data and analysis about how Minnesota is doing in key areas. Here is the content on our site that was most popular in the last year.


#1: Minneapolis – St. Paul Neighborhood Profiles

Our Minneapolis – St. Paul Neighborhood Profiles were among the most popular pages this year. The profiles provide easy-to-access data and trends by neighborhood, including information on population, housing, and employment.


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  • In Minneapolis, the most populous neighborhood is Whittier, with nearly 14,600 residents. In St. Paul, the most populous neighborhood is Payne-Phalen with 31,100 residents.
  • Neighborhoods with the highest shares of residents of color are Payne-Phalen in St. Paul (65% of the population) and Sumner-Glenwood in Minneapolis (91%).
  • The oldest neighborhood in St. Paul is West Seventh, with 14 percent of its residents age 65 or older. The youngest neighborhood is Frogtown/Thomas- Dale, with 11 percent of its residents under age 5.
  • Across the two cities, median household incomes range from $118,800 (Cedar – Isles – Dean) to $17,500 (Ventura Village).


#2: Immigration

Immigrants and their children are vital contributors to our state's economic, cultural, and civic life. Staying informed about our immigrant residents helps us build social ties and better respond to shifting needs and opportunities. 


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#3: Demographics

Data about Minnesota's demographic trends is often sought to better understand who lives in our state and to look ahead to changes that may inform planning, program and service needs, and policy.


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#4: Disparities

Data and trends that show differences based on race, income, gender, and place of residence highlight important disparities and guide action to close gaps.

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