Highlights of updates across Compass' topic areas:
Trends in Immigration
Trends in Racial and Ethnic Diversity
- Today, one in five Minnesotans is a person of color. People of color are those who self-identify as American Indian, Asian, Black, two or more races, and people who are Hispanic of any race.
- Minnesota is home to a smaller share of residents of color than many other states, but we are seeing high growth among our populations of color. Across the 50 states, Minnesota continues to rank among the states with smaller shares of residents of color (38th). But Minnesota has seen 26 percent growth in its population of color since 2010 – seventh highest among states. Nationally, the figure stands at 15 percent growth since 2010.
- All states are seeing overall growth in their populations of color. Neighboring North Dakota is seeing the greatest percentage growth, with 57 percent growth since 2010. Texas and California are the top two states with greatest numeric growth in residents of color. Since 2010, each state added more than 2.6 million residents of color to their populations.
Median Household Income
- Across Minnesota's counties, median household income ranges from $102,500 in Carver County to $43,600 in Mahnomen County. Median income is highest in the counties in and around the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area and south, toward Olmsted County.
- Fourteen of 97 major cities in Minnesota (10,000+ residents) saw median household income increase between the 2008-2012 and 2013-2017 time periods. The cities include Albert Lea, Alexandria, Andover, Austin, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Duluth, Elk River, Minneapolis, New Ulm, North Branch, Otsego, Rogers, and St. Paul. Only one major city – Sauk Rapids – saw median household income decline.
- Across family types, median household income ranges from $108,100 among married couple families with children to $40,000 among single females with children.
Economic Output (GDP)
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Updated December 2018