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Young Adults in Profile

Minnesota's young adults (ages 18-34) are pursuing more education, slower to marry, and yes, a little bit more likely to be living with Mom and Dad than earlier groups who came of age in Minnesota. You'll find them concentrated in cities such as Mankato, St. Cloud and Minneapolis, as well as Blue Earth, Clay, Stevens and Clay Counties. Learn more about the young adults who are making their mark on Minnesota in our Population Note, "Young Adults in Minnesota: A Demographic & Economic Profile," or catch the highlights in the blog.

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Minnesota Farmers Today

Minnesota is home to nearly 110,000 farmers, whose average age is 55. Women and diverse populations have made some small inroads into farming operations in recent years. 

Read more highlights about Minnesota's farmers in the blog, explore how many farmers are in your county in our data viz, or harvest all the facts in our Population Note about the demographics of farmers.

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Who's Coming & Who's Going?
Understanding Migration

Each year since 2001, Minnesota has lost more people to other U.S. states than it has gained. However, even greater numbers of international arrivals have resulted in positive net migration.

Read all about who's coming and who's leaving in our new report, "Minnesota on the Move: Migration Patterns & Implications."


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Which states grew the most - or the fastest - in 2014?

Minnesota’s population increased by more than 35,000 people between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014, bringing its population to 5.46 million. Minnesota ranked 16th among states for people added in the past year, and topped all Midwestern states. Texas led all states in numeric growth, followed by California. Read more about the newly released 2014 state population estimates.  

Explore how all states have changed since the 2010 census in our new data viz


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Birth Trends Update

Did you know that births in Minnesota peaked in 2007, and that total fertility rates for Black, Hispanic and Asian women in our state have declined sharply in recent years? Or that Minnesota families with a mother who was born in Mexico welcomed 2,053 babies in 2012, while 1,808 babies were born to Somalia-born mothers? Investigate these trends and more in our illuminating new Population Note devoted to birth trends.

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New ACS Data Available!

New census data about employment, income, poverty, health insurance and more was released September 18, 2014. Data from the 2013 American Community Survey (ACS) shows Minnesota's median household income increased $1,000 since 2012, while unemployment among Black Minnesotans fell 5 percentage points in the past two years. See all our key findings and more on our 2013 ACS release page



The latest from our blog, "Ada to Zumbrota"

Today’s cohort of young adults (ages 18-34) differ from older groups in a number of important ways. Today's young adults are the first age group in Minnesota in which more than 1 in 5 identify as a race or ethnicity other than non-Hispanic White. 

These young adults also display greater diversity in their country of birth. Perhaps surprisingly, there are slightly more young adults living in Minnesota today who were born in Mexico than in North Dakota, and about a thousand more originally from India than South Dakota.

Read more about young adults in the blog.