Data catalog

To assist you in finding various open data sources, we've organized a number of data sets, categorized for your convenience. We also have put together a list of agencies participating in the Minnesota Open Data initiative.

Census

Data name Description Source & Type
County-Level Demographic Data County-level demographic data to provide individuals and groups with local data to support planning and action in their communities and regions. Where data allows, users may select multiple years to determine trends.
Agency: Human Services
Type: Interactive
Employment and Economic Data Center The Labor Market Information Office and the Analysis and Evaluation Office provide the latest and most detailed data available on employment, wages, job growth and more, as well as key economic comparisons between Minnesota and other states.
Agency: Employment and Economic Development
Type: Interactive
State Demographic Center The Minnesota State Demographic Center analyzes and distributes data from state, U.S. Census Bureau and other sources.
Agency: Geospatial Information Office
Type: Interactive

Education

Data name Description Source & Type
ISEEK ISEEK, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, is a free website with detailed career profiles, job market research, and a ton of other information to help dislocated workers and career changers, including education and training options for short-term training, certifications, degrees and online programs.
Agency: iSeek Solutions (in partnership with several agencies)
Type: Interactive

Environment

Data name Description Source & Type
Air Quality & Emissions Data The Environmental Data Access System provides users with easy access to data from air quality monitors, emissions information from businesses with air quality permits and general air quality measures from across Minnesota.
Agency: Pollution Control
Type: Interactive; Excel; CSV
DNR Data Deli The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources GIS Data Deli is an internet-based spatial data acquisition site that allows users to download raw computer-readable data for use in their Geographic Information System (GIS), image processing system, or traditional database environment. The site includes links to extensive and summary level data descriptions (metadata).
Agency: Natural Resources, Minnesota Department of
Type: Interactive; various GIS data types
Geographic Data Clearing House The Minnesota Geographic Data Clearinghouse (MGDC) serves as a convenient source for geographic data, ranging from simple state maps to complex geospatial data needed to power Geographic Information Systems.
Agency: Geospatial Information Office
Type: Interactive
Ground Water The Environmental Data Access System is designed to provide users with easy access to information about ground water throughout Minnesota.
Agency: Pollution Control
Type: Interactive; Excel; CSV
Minnesota River Basin Data Center (inventory) The Minnesota River Basin Data Center functions to simplify the task of identifying and acquiring information and data necessary to facilitate natural resource decision making and education within the 37 counties of the Minnesota River Basin.
Agency: River Basin Data Center
Type: Hard copy file/map
Pollution Control Agency (PCA) General Data Page Lists all of the downloadable data on the PCA website
Agency: Pollution Control
Type: Interactive; PDF; JPG maps
Recovery.MN Minnesota's stimulus site, which tracks economic recovery funds. Includes the Recovery Map, which displays detailed information about Recovery Act spending and job data in an interactive geographical format.
Agency: Management & Budget (MMB) and Geospatial Information Office(MnGeo)
Type: Interactive
Water Quality Information: Surface Water The Environmental Data Access System is designed to provide users with easy access to information about surface water bodies throughout Minnesota. Through this system, you can access raw water quality data collected by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and its partners, along with information about the waters that have been assessed.
Agency: Pollution Control
Type: Interactive; Excel; CSV
What's In My Neighborhood What's In My Neighborhood provides users with easy access to information about Minnesota businesses that hold environmental permits. Users can also find information about investigations of potentially contaminated properties undertaken by the MPCA or its partners throughout Minnesota.
Agency: Pollution Control
Type: Interactive

Finance

Data name Description Source & Type
Employment and Economic Data Center The Labor Market Information Office and the Analysis and Evaluation Office provide the latest and most detailed data available on employment, wages, job growth and more, as well as key economic comparisons between Minnesota and other states.
Agency: Employment and Economic Development
Type: Interactive
Recovery.MN Minnesota's stimulus site, which tracks economic recovery funds. Includes the Recovery Map, which displays detailed information about Recovery Act spending and job data in an interactive geographical format.
Agency: Management & Budget, Minnesota and Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo)
Type: Interactive
TAP Minnesota The Transparency and Accountability Project for Minnesota (TAP Minnesota) provides a powerful new way for the public to access information about state government spending.
Agency: Management & Budget, Minnesota
Type: PDF

Health & Human Services

Data name Description Source & Type
County Performance Measures Tools to compare Minnesota counties on measures related to the well-being of children and families, get county profiles on these measures, and view various demographic and economic indicators.
Agency: Human Services
Type: PDF
Health Data and Statistics Statistics and reports from Minnesota Department of Health on birth/death, diseases, immunizations, nursing homes, and other health-related topics.
Agency: Health
Type: PDF; HTML
MIDAS – Minnesota Injury Data Access System Injury and violence data for Minnesotans. Available databases are Hospital Data – injuries occurring within Minnesota; and Chart Creator – violence-related hospital data
Agency: Health
Type: Interactive
StateData.info Customizable charts of state, national, and individual disability data. Accessible text versions are automatically created by the charting software.
Agency: Institute for Community Inclusion
Type: Interactive; Excel

Public Safety

Data name Description Source & Type
Minnesota Traffic Data Searchable data on crashes in Minnesota and information on how to be a safe driver.
Agency: Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety
Type: Interactive; PDF

Technology

Data name Description Source & Type
Broadband Stimulus Data Tools Connect Minnesota's new interactive online mapping tool. This tool is an addition to our Interactive Broadband Map and is designed to equip Minnesotans with Census Block level broadband data and arm applicants with required data for broadband infrastructure funds now available through the U.S. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Agency: Connect Minnesota
Type: Interactive

Trades

Data name Description Source & Type
Employment and Economic Data Center The Labor Market Information Office and the Analysis and Evaluation Office provide the latest and most detailed data available on employment, wages, job growth and more, as well as key economic comparisons between Minnesota and other states.
Agency: Employment and Economic Development
Type: Interactive
ISEEK Minnesota's career, education, and job resource.
Agency: iSeek Solutions (in partnership with several agencies)
Type: Interactive

Transportation

Data name Description Source & Type
511 Traveler Information 511 is a public service of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) to help travelers access information about road conditions, traffic incidents, commercial vehicle restrictions, and weather information via phone or web, 24/7.
Agency: Transportation; Public Safety
Type: Interactive
Minnesota Traffic Data Searchable data on crashes in Minnesota and information on how to be a safe driver.
Agency: Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety
Type: Interactive; PDF
Mn/DOT's Performance Measures Mn/DOT's performance-based planning system spans most of major products and services and transportation priorities. It includes clear policy priorities, performance trend data, and performance forecasts are used to guide development of the capital program and many operational decisions.
Agency: Transportation
Type: PDF

Participating agencies with Minnesota.gov/data

As we expand our datasets based on your feedback and agency participation, the list will grow. Presently the list of agencies participating includes the following:


 

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