Minnesota is a state in the midwestern and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has a large number of lakes, and is known by the slogan "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its official motto is L'√Čtoile du Nord (French: Star of the North).

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Census Data

Population estimates, July 1, 2016, (V2016)5,519,952
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2016)5,303,924
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2016, (V2016)4.10
Population, Census, April 1, 20105,303,925
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent, April 1, 20106.70
Persons under 18 years, percent, April 1, 201024.20
Persons 65 years and over, percent, April 1, 201012.90
Female persons, percent, April 1, 201050.40
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent, April 1, 201085.30
Black or African American alone, percent, April 1, 20105.20
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, April 1, 20101.10
Asian alone, percent, April 1, 20104.00
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, April 1, 2010
Two or More Races, percent, April 1, 20102.40
Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 2010 (b)4.70
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 201083.10
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2011-2015342,388
Foreign born persons, percent, 2011-20157.70
Housing units, April 1, 20102,347,201
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2011-201571.70
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2011-2015186,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2011-20151,490
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2011-2015479
Median gross rent, 2011-2015848
Families and Living Arrangements
Households, 2011-20152,124,745
Persons per household, 2011-2015249.00
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2011-201585.50
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2011-201511.00
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201592.40
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201533.70
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2011-20157.10
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent5.20
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201570.00
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201566.20
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)11,722,627
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000) (c)40,403,572
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000) (c)123,076,309
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)104,485,117
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)78,898,182
Total retail sales per capita, 2012 (c)14,667
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2011-201523
Income and Poverty
Median household income (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201561,492
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201532,157
Persons in poverty, percent10.20
All firms, 2012489,494
Men-owned firms, 2012268,710
Women-owned firms, 2012157,821
Minority-owned firms, 201247,302
Nonminority-owned firms, 201247,302
Veteran-owned firms, 201245,582
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012419,628
Population per square mile, 201067
Land area in square miles, 201079,627