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.
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.
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.
2013 Population Estimates
Our annual estimates for Minnesota counties, cities and towns — dated to April 1, 2013 — were released July 15, 2014. Between 2012 and 2013, Scott and Carver County grew the fastest in percentage terms, while Hennepin County added the most people. And Minneapolis topped 400,000 people for the first time in history. Explore the data.
The role of women in agriculture has been underrepresented in historical data on farm operators. It wasn’t until 1978 that the USDA collected data on operator sex, and since then their share as principals has increased nearly four-fold. Yet looking only at principal operators also minimizes women’s role, as they represented more than quarter of all operators when second and third “supporting” operators are considered.
While White farmers still represent 99% of Minnesota principal operators, their total numbers decreased between 2007 and 2012, from 80,460 to 73,984 farmers.