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New data

Highlights of updates across Compass' topic areas:

Voter Turnout

Trends in Immigration

Trends in Racial and Ethnic Diversity


Median Household Income

Economic Output (GDP)


This represents a selection of data updated on the site. Click the links and use the gray breakdown bar to navigate to more new data in each topic area.

Updated December 2018

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Featured trend

Minnesota high school students graduating on time, by race 2012 to 2017

High school graduation rates up, though gaps remain

Minnesota’s high school graduation rate has steadily marched upward, improving to 83 percent in 2017. Rates improved across all races and ethnicities, and that’s certainly good news. But disparities by race remain an acute problem for Minnesota.


See more data on high school graduation rates.

New & Noteworthy

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We know how many children live in poverty or are in foster care. We track this data because it provides information that policymakers and others can use to inform policy. But does this data, which enumerates facts about children through a deficit lens, provide a balanced accounting of the well-being of children?