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Population
  2010 2018
Population 5,303,925 5,611,179
Rank 21 22
Median Age 37.4 38.1
   
Total 8 year-olds 69,722 72,574
Boys 35,576 37,122
Girls 34,146 35,452
Total 9 year-olds 71,288 72,251
Boys 36,470 36,933
Girls 34,818 35,318
Total 10 year-olds 71,021 74,332
Boys 36,542 37,736
Girls 34,479 36,596
Total 11 year-olds 70,140 74,642
Boys 35,616 37,874
Girls 34,524 36,768
Total 12 year-olds 69,918 73,784
Boys 35,813 37,635
Girls 34,105 36,149
Total 13 year-olds 70,479 73,630
Boys 36,099 37,390
Girls 34,380 36,240
Total 14 year-olds 70,784 74,264
Boys 36,286 37,904
Girls 34,498 36,360
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2018
Drive Alone 78.2% 77.7%
Car Pool 8.5% 8.4%
Public Transportation 3.5% 3.5%
Work at Home 5.4% 6.1%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2018
Homes with a Computer 92.5%

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

Business
  2010 2017
Dentist Offices 1,942 1,972
Amusement Parks 7 5
Fast-Food Restaurants 3,273 3,822
Toy Stores 174 178
Video/Disc Rental Stores 177 37
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 10 12
Candy & Nut Stores 44 50
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 151 147
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 4 5

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

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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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