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.
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.
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.