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Minnesota State Profile

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Population

  • With 5,132,799 residents in 2005, Minnesota is the 21st most populated state in the U.S.
  • The total population of Minnesota grew 4.3 percent from 2000 to 2005 – a growth rate below the U.S. average of 5.3 percent.
  • Minnesota is becoming more diverse. The percentage of Whites is declining while the percentages of Hispanics, African-Americans, and Asians are growing.

Distribution (%) of Total Population by Race/Ethnicity from 2000 to 2005
Race/Ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
White 88.3% 87.9% 87.5% 87.1% 86.7% 86.3%
Hispanic, Latino 2.9% 3.1% 3.2% 3.4% 3.5% 3.6%
African-American 3.6% 3.7% 3.8% 3.9% 4.0% 4.1%
Native American, AK Native 1.1% 1.1% 1.1% 1.1% 1.1% 1.1%
Asian, Pacific Islander 3.0% 3.1% 3.2% 3.3% 3.4% 3.5%
Two or More Races 1.2% 1.2% 1.2% 1.3% 1.3% 1.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

Minnesota - Cities and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

  • The four largest cities (Metropolitan Areas) in Minnesota are Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Duluth, St. Cloud, and Rochester.
  • The combined area of Minneapolis and St. Paul (the capital of MN) had an estimated population of 3,142,779 in 2005 – the 16th largest MSA in the U.S.
  • The estimated population in Duluth in 2005 was 275,413 – the 162nd largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
  • St. Cloud was the 219th largest metropolitan area with 181,159 residents.
  • The Rochester MSA had 176,984 residents – the 222nd largest in the U.S.

Minnesota - Income and Poverty

  • In 2004, Minnesota ranked 7th among the 50 states in personal income per capita ($36,184 per resident).
  • Minnesota’s personal income relative to the U.S. rose steadily from 94 percent in 1960 to 110 percent in 2004 (see below).

Personal Income per Capita in Minnesota as a Percent of the U.S. Average from 1960 to 2004
Minnesota per capita income map
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Among the 50 states, Minnesota has the 5th lowest percentage of its total population living in poverty (9.2%) and the 5th lowest percentage of children under 18 living in poverty (11.6%) – 2005 American Community Survey.

Minnesota - Educational Attainment

  • In 2005, Minnesota ranked second among the 50 states in the percentage of its adults aged 25 to 64 with at least high school diploma (93.1%).
  • Minnesota ranked 10th in the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher (33.4%) and 17th in the percentage with a graduate or professional degree (10.3%).
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Minnesota has larger percentages of adults who have completed some college, associates, and bachelor’s degrees and smaller percentages in the other educational attainment categories (see below).

Educational Attainment of 25 to 64 Year Olds in 2005 – Minnesota and the U.S. Average
Minnesota education attainment
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

Minnesota - Workforce and Economy

  • In 2005, Minnesota had the 11th lowest unemployment rate of all states – 4.0 percent compared to the U.S. average of 5.1 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Minnesota has larger percentages of its workforce employed in management and professional occupations, the same as the U.S. in production occupations, and smaller percentages employed in all other occupational categories (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • Relative to the U.S. average, Minnesota has larger percentages of it workforce employed in education and healthcare, finance and real estate, retail trade, manufacturing, and agriculture industries (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • Minnesota ranked 13th among the states on the Progressive Policy Institute’s 2002 State New Economy Index – an index that measures the degree to which states are structured according to the new “knowledge-based” economy. (Located at: http://www.neweconomyindex.org/states/index.html)

Minnesota - Health and Well-Being

  • 8.9 percent of Minnesota residents do not have health insurance – the lowest percentage of any state in the U.S. (2005 Current Population Survey)
  • 22.6 percent of Minnesota residents are overweight enough to be labeled obese – slightly lower than the national average of 23.1 percent. (Centers for Disease Control)
  • In Minnesota, 196 per 100,000 residents died of cancer during the years 2000 to 2002 – lower than the U.S. average of 204 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • 248 of 100,000 died of cardiovascular complications from 2000 to 2002 – the lowest rate in the U.S. (Centers for Disease Control).
  • On the 2005 America’s Health Rankings (United Health Foundation), Minnesota ranked 1st among the states in overall health. The state rankings and measures can be accessed at http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/ahr2005.html.

Minnesota - Crime and Corrections

  • In 2004, Minnesota had the 13th lowest rate of violent crime among the 50 states (270 incidences per 100,000 residents). The U.S. rate was 466 incidences per 100,000 residents. (FBI, Uniform Crime Reports)
  • In the same year, there were 3,039 incidences of property crime per 100,000 residents in Minnesota – below the U.S. average of 3,517.
  • Minnesota had the 3rd lowest incarceration rate per capita in 2004 – with 172 prisoners under federal and state jurisdiction per 100,000 residents. The rate of incarceration in Minnesota has remained well below the U.S. average since 1980 (see below).

Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Minnesota and the U.S. Average
Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Minnesota and the U.S. Average
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

Minnesota Counties

State averages often mask vast disparities within states. For example, the personal income per capita in Minnesota ranges from $21,318 in Mahnomen County to $48,045 in Hennepin County. Also, the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher ranges from 11.3 percent in Todd County to 42.4 percent in Hennepin County (a ratio of nearly 4 to 1).

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Minnesota Counties

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