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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 population by select age groups

Minnesota’s older adult population poised to outnumber school-aged kids

We’ve almost reached the inflection point: Sometime over the next year, there will be more older Minnesotans (65+) than school-aged kids (5-17). Moreover, while our school-aged population is projected to remain largely level over the coming decades, the number of older adults will continue to grow.

See more data on population by age in Minnesota.

10 Years since the Recession

In the decade since the official end of the Great Recession, how has our state fared economically? At a high level, our state continues to see progress on several economic measures. But it would be inaccurate to conclude that the progress our state has made has delivered for all.