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Population
  2010 2019
Population 5,303,925 5,639,632
Rank 21 22
Median Age 37.4 38.3
   
Total 8 year-olds 69,722 72,021
Boys 35,576 36,841
Girls 34,146 35,180
Total 9 year-olds 71,288 72,930
Boys 36,470 37,317
Girls 34,818 35,613
Total 10 year-olds 71,021 72,470
Boys 36,542 37,082
Girls 34,479 35,388
Total 11 year-olds 70,140 74,606
Boys 35,616 37,888
Girls 34,524 36,718
Total 12 year-olds 69,918 74,885
Boys 35,813 38,014
Girls 34,105 36,871
Total 13 year-olds 70,479 73,855
Boys 36,099 37,688
Girls 34,380 36,167
Total 14 year-olds 70,784 73,931
Boys 36,286 37,553
Girls 34,498 36,378
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 78.2% 77.6%
Car Pool 8.5% 8.2%
Public Transportation 3.5% 3.4%
Work at Home 5.4% 6.4%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 93.6%

Geography
  2010
Capital St. Paul
Largest City Minneapolis
Second Largest City St. Paul
Persons Per Square Mile 66.6

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 1,942 1,938
Amusement Parks 7 6
Fast-Food Restaurants 3,273 3,781
Toy Stores 174 180
Video/Disc Rental Stores 177 37
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 10 8
Candy & Nut Stores 44 53
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 151 156
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 4 3

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: May 11, 1858
  • Population 1860: 172,023
  • Population 1900: 1,751,394
  • Population 1950: 2,982,483
  • Population 2000: 4,919,479
  • Population 2010: 5,303,925

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Land of 10,000 Lakes
  • Motto : Star of the North
  • Flower : Lady Slipper
  • Tree : Norway Pine
  • Bird : Common Loon
  • Drink : Milk
  • Grain : Wild Rice

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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