Highlights of updates across Compass' topic areas:
Health care coverage
Proportions of adults working
Poverty levels for children 0-5
Economic output (GDP) by region and county
Although the share of white (non-Hispanic) households that pay more than 30% of their income for housing increased slightly between 2017 and 2018, from 23% to 24%, approximately 38% of households of color are housing cost burdened.
Cities in Minnesota with the highest population growth since 2010 include Rogers, Otsego, Alexandria, and Waconia. Rogers grew by 51% between 2010 and 2018, while Otsego, Alexandria, and Waconia grew by 28%, 26%, and 23%, respectively
During that same time period, the percentage of the population who are persons of color more than doubled in four Minnesota cities: New Ulm, St. Michael, Alexandria, and Sartell. Sartell had the highest growth in the proportion of its residents who are persons of color. Buffalo had a nearly 50% drop in the share of its residents who are persons of color.
The ratio of retirement-age adults (65+) to working-age adults (16-64) increased in 60 Minnesota cities, signaling disproportionate growth in the number of older adults compared to the working-age population. At roughly 2:1, the ratio of working-age adults to older adults is smallest in Fergus Falls, where the number of working-age adults is only double the number of older adults. At the opposite end of the spectrum, Big Lake’s ratio of 10:1 means that there are 10 times the number of working-age adults than older adults.
Between 2016 and 2019, the share of students across Minnesota who report being connected to a caring adult in the community declined slightly from 60% to 58%. But this translates to nearly 5,000 fewer students who report being connected to a caring adult in the community.
The share of students across Minnesota who report being highly engaged in enrichment activities fell from 65% to nearly 60%—a drop of 9,200 students—between 2016 and 2019.
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Updated February 2020