Census data available in Community Profiles
The Council's Community Profiles Tool provides current trend data for the seven-county region and Twin Cities geographies like jurisdictions, Thrive MSP 2040 Community Designations, and transit station areas. Explore census-based population characteristics, housing, commuting, and income and poverty data in downloadable charts and graphs.
Our Download Data interface provides time-series data for the seven-county region and Twin Cities geographies like jurisdictions, Thrive MSP 2040 Community Designations, and transit station areas. A range of U.S. Census Bureau data are available to download as comma-separated values files (.csv) under "Demographic, economic, and commuting characteristics."
Minnesota Geospatial Commons
The Minnesota Geospatial Commons is a collaborative place for users and publishers of geospatial resources about Minnesota. The term “geospatial resources” refers to the wide variety of data sources associated with particular geographic locations. The Council provides summaries of Census Bureau data on this website.
Minnesota Compass at Wilder Research
Minnesota Compass is a social indicators project that measures progress in our state and its communities. Led by Wilder Research, Minnesota Compass provides nonpartisan, credible information and tracks trends in topic areas such as education, economy, workforce, health, housing, and a host of others.
Geographic Profiles are available for the state as a whole, the 7 regions of the state, Minnesota's 87 counties, and all cities with populations of 1,000+. Each profile contains demographic information and data across Compass topic areas, drawn from U.S. Census datasets, among others.
Minnesota State Demographic Center
The Minnesota State Demographic Center (SDC)
, part of the Minnesota Department of Administration, is the main provider of demographic data and analysis for the state of Minnesota. The SDC assists policymakers, state and local governments, businesses, nonprofits, the media, and all Minnesotans locate and understand the demographic data they need to make smart decisions.
IPUMS National Historical Geographic Information System at the Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota
The National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)
provides easy access to summary tables and time series of population, housing, agriculture, and economic data, along with GIS-compatible boundary files, for years from 1790 through the present and for all levels of U.S. census geography, including states, counties, tracts, and blocks.