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Morrison Co. Has Highest Percentage of Native Minnesotans

Recent U.S. census data shows the proportion of Minnesotans who were born in the Land of 10,000 Lakes is shrinking. About 69 percent of Minnesota residents were born here, compared with 75 percent in 1980.

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St. Cloud Council to Study Ward Redistrict Plans

The St. Cloud City Council will take a look at re-drawing its ward boundaries now that the state and federal redistricting has been completed. Governments are required to go through the redistricting process every time a new census is completed.

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Census: Minnesota 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. That's a significant increase from the 14 percent who were living in poverty in 2009, but Minnesota's child poverty rate remains among the lowest in the nation.

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Census Raises Estimate of Somalis in Minnesota

A new Census Bureau estimate raises the number of people of Somali ancestry in Minnesota to more than 32,000. That means the state is still home to the largest Somali population in the United States.

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Census Finds 1,330 Gay Married Couples in Minnesota

Minnesota doesn't permit same-sex couples to marry, but new figures from the Census Bureau shows it has nearly as many married same-sex couples as Iowa, where the unions are legal.

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Census to Release New Data on Same-Sex Couples

As a vote to define marriage in the state constitution gets closer, the U.S. Census Bureau is preparing to release new estimates on the number of same-sex couples in Minnesota and other states.

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Census: Poverty Ticks up in Minnesota

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau finds that the poverty rate inched up in Minnesota while incomes fell. The data from the American Community Survey released Thursday shows that poverty rate increased from 11 percent in 2009 to 11.6 percent last year.

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Home Ownership Rate For Black Minnesotans Drops

New census figures show the home ownership rate for black Minnesotans has dropped. According to 2010 U.S. census data released this week, the rate fell to 25 percent last year compared to 32 percent a decade earlier.

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Census Shows Leap In Same-Sex Households In Minnesota

New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show a surge in the number of same-sex households in Minnesota. The census found gay couples living together in each of Minnesota's 87 counties.

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Census Finds Age Gap With Minnesota 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. Data released Wednesday shows the median age for white people in the state is 40 while the median age for Asians is 27, blacks is 26 and Hispanics is 23.5.

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