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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

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Data Viz Is Here

Our office is excited by the possibilities around data viz (visualization)! We are committed to representing data in new ways--making it interactive, easy, engaging, attractive, and maybe even a bit more fun. That's why you'll see featured maps and data viz throughout this website, with more to come. For starters, take a look at our data viz on our county population projections through 2045 (shown left) or explore the entire Map & Viz Gallery.

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In The Shadow Of The Boomers

Our newest annual report on long-term considerations for the state details how trends of an aging population and declining fertility are conspiring to dramatically slow Minnesota's labor force growth. Minnesota will need to leverage greater contributions and productivity from all of our state’s potential workers to manage this new demographic and economic reality. Read it now

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Capitol Code: An Open Data Jam

The Minnesota State Demographic Center was proud to participate in Capitol Code: An Open Data Jam, a free, one-day event that encouraged greater use of public datasets. Hosted by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State with numerous partners, Capitol Code was an opportunity for citizens to collaborate and generate new technology solutions — such as smartphone applications or websites. See the video recap of this exciting event

The latest from our new blog, "Ada to Zumbrota"

Welcome to the new website for the MN State Demographic Center! We have an improved online home that will allow us to better share data and knowledge with you, our users. We hope that it will give you access to all of the data you could find before, even more efficiently, as well as feature many new tools, data visualizations, opportunities to learn and connections across topics. We are eager to hear your feedback and committed to adding new offerings to meet your needs. Please let us know what you think we've done well and what else you'd like to see from us.

Read more from the blog.