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Census: Iowa Has Lowest Poverty Rate In Nation

A new Census report shows that Iowa and several other Midwest and Plains states have the lowest poverty rates when cost of living is factored into the calculation. The report released Wednesday showed that Iowa had the lowest rate at 8.6 percent. The national rate under the new measure is 16 percent.

11/07/2013

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Census Data Ranks Mpls. 2nd In US For Bike Commuting

A new survey of major U.S. cities says Minneapolis is second in the nation for riding bikes to work. According to data from the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, more people are getting to and from work by bike. In fact, 4.5 percent of Minneapolis residents biked to work last year, which is up from 3.4 percent in 2011.

09/20/2013

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Reality Check: How Many Gay Couples Are In MN?

Despite all the hoopla surrounding Aug. 1, when gay marriage becomes legal in Minnesota, we wondered: How many gay couples are here? Until 2000, the US Census Bureau didn’t even count same sex couples. Now, the government reports more gay households than ever before, including Minnesota.

07/29/2013

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Census: Minn. Child Poverty Rate Hits 15 Percent

The Census Bureau is reporting that 15 percent of Minnesota’s children, or about 190,000 of them, were living in poverty last year.

11/17/2011

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Census Raises Estimate Of Somalis In Minn.

Minnesota’s Somali population is still the largest in the United States, according to new census data released early Thursday that raised the number of people of Somali ancestry in the state to more than 32,000.

10/26/2011

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Census: Poverty Ticks Up In Minnesota

The poverty rate inched up in Minnesota last year while incomes fell, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

09/22/2011

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Census Shows Leap In Same-Sex Households In Minn.

The number of households with same-sex couples rose by 50 percent over the past decade to nearly 14,000, according to new figures from the 2010 Census, even as the state heads toward a constitutional vote on same-sex marriage in next year’s election.

07/14/2011

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Home Ownership Rate For Black Minnesotans Drops

New census figures show the home ownership rate for black Minnesotans has dropped.

07/14/2011

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Census Finds Age Gap With Minn. Whites, Minorities

In just a few lines on a spreadsheet, the latest census figures show how Minnesota could become more diverse in the coming decades.

07/14/2011

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Census: Minnesota Hmong Population Up 46 Percent

The Hmong population in Minnesota kept growing and expanding outside the Twin Cities during the 2000s, according to new census figures, which demographers say could be a preview for how newer immigrant groups will continue to change the face of the state.

07/14/2011

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Twin Cities Married Couples Now In The Minority

New data from the 2010 Census shows that married couples no longer make up the majority of households in the Twin Cities area.

05/12/2011

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Small Surge Of Tots Could Change Minnesota Schools

New figures from the 2010 census show a small surge of young children in Minnesota, and look no further than the town of Waconia near Minneapolis for evidence of how that could change school districts throughout the state in the next few years.

05/12/2011

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Census Finds Minnesota Is Graying

New census figures show that despite growing, youthful communities of immigrants, the state is getting older overall.

05/12/2011

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Census: Traditional Families Decline In Minnesota

The traditional household of a husband, wife and their children has grown relatively less common in Minnesota.

05/12/2011

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Redistricting Lines Could Be Done This Week

The lines are being drawn, and a new map for those districts could be released sometime this week.

05/03/2011

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