Final 2016 population estimates are now available.

Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The estimates are the official population and household estimates for state government purposes, including how local government aid (LGA) and local street aid allocations are determined.

Among the findings:

  • Growth continues to occur across the region with the strongest growth occurring in urban and suburban areas.  The communities that have added the most people since 2010 are Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Blaine, Woodbury, Bloomington, Lakeville, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, and Eagan.

  • The seven-county region added 74,718 households between 2010 and 2016, but just 56,205 housing units. The remaining 18,513 households occupied existing housing, drawing down vacancy rates.

  • Vacancy rates dropped as the economy improved after 2010 and reached an estimated 4.1% in 2016, down from 5.8% in the 2010 Census. According to annual data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey, vacancy rates in our region are at their lowest since the early 2000s, and they are some of the lowest in the country.

Most growth occurred in region’s center

The preliminary estimates show that growth is occurring throughout the Twin Cities. The communities that have added the most people since 2010 are:

  • Minneapolis

  • Saint Paul

  • Blaine

  • Woodbury

  • Bloomington

  • Lakeville

  • Plymouth

  • Maple Grove

  • Brooklyn Park

  • Eagan

More information

See the details about the final population estimates.

Posted In: Communities, Planning

Upcoming Events