Minnesota Resources

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Minnesota State Home Page

Minnesota State government links: Executive and legislative agencies for Minnesota.

Government Agencies

Minnesota Child Support Services

Minnesota Department of Education

Minnesota Department of Health

Minnesota Department of Human Services

Minnesota Family Investment Program: Provides information on Minnesota state TANF and family support programs.

Minnesota Workforce Center

Minnesota Legislative Reference Library

Association of Minnesota Counties

State Legislative Links

Minnesota State Legislature

Minnesota State Constitution, statutes, session laws

Minnesota legislation

Minnesota administrative rules

Minnesota Register

Census Bureau

State and County Quickfacts for Minnesota: Offers tables or maps of such information for states and counties only.

Data Centers for Minnesota: Joint projects of the Census Bureau and particular states, make state data available to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments. Links to existing centers with a Web presence appear below, under each state.

Poverty by census tracts in Minnesota; tracts with 20 percent or more poverty

American Community Survey for Minnesota: Provides socioeconomic data for a range of years for selected states, counties, and other jurisdictions. The plan is to extend the ACS to all U.S. states.

Census 2000 data for Minnesota

Minnesota Population Estimates by Sex and Age (.pdf file)

Minnesota Population Estimates by Sex, Race and Hispanic or Latino Origin (.pdf file)

Other Sources of Data and Statistics

CIESIN Demographic Data Cartogram Service (DDCarto): Provided by Columbia University, includes information on Minnesota.

Minnesota Data Center: Provides a subject index with extensive links to state and local demographic and socioeconomic data and to publications of the State Demographic Center and a range of other agencies, including Census 2000 data for Minnesota. Many of these documents are Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) files. Located in the state Department of Administration.

Minnesota Demographic, Mortality, and Health Profiles: The Department of Health publishes demographic, mortality, and health profiles, including some social and medical assistance program participation statistics, by county.

Minnesota Social Assistance Reports and Forecasts: The Department of Human Services publishes social assistance reports and forecasts, by county.

Statistical Abstract: Minnesota publishes a statistical abstract every year or few years. The Census Bureau publishes a guide to the most recent editions.

Regional Capacity Analysis Program (ReCAP): Program at Iowa State University, which "collects, analyzes, interprets, and disseminates information on social, economic, and demographic trends," is a well-organized site containing county-level data for states in the Midwestern region; information is most complete for Iowa but a selection of Census information for other Midwestern states, such as Minnesota, is also easily accessible through this site.

USDA: Food and Nutrition Services: Minnesota

Kaiser Family Foundation Health Facts: Provides health statistics on programs such as Medicaid.

Minnesota Education Data and Reports: The Department of Education provides data and reports on school and student characteristics and school finance.

Minnesota School District Demographics: This links to the main page for the maps. Select "Minnesota" and proceed. Provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Annie E. Casey Foundation Kidscount CLIKS database: Provides county, city, and community level indicators of children's well-being in Minnesota. The site allows users to create specific tables and graphs in many combinations and comparative formats; data were assembled through the national Kidscount Network, and the availability of particular indicators varies among states.

National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center: Provides demographic information about the children, families and child care in Minnesota, as well as contact information for different state agencies involved in child care. The profiles also contain links to additional state and national resources.

Nongovernment Agencies

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, WIlder Research Center

Children’s Defense Fund Minnesota

University Research Centers and Institutes

Center for Urban and Regional Affairs: The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota offers a broad range of topics and issues related to urbanization and community development in Greater Minnesota.

Children, Youth and Family Consortium: The Children, Youth and Family Consortium at the University of Minnesota bridge a wide range of information and resources about children and families.

Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs: The Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, at the University of Minnesota, examines public issues and shapes public policy at the local, state, national, and international levels.

Institute on Race and Poverty: The Institute on Race & Poverty at the University of Minnesota Law School provides information on issues confronting communities facing the combined challenges of race and poverty.


Duluth Budgeteer News

Duluth News Tribune

Mankato Free Press

Pioneer Press (St. Paul)

Rochester Post-Bulletin

Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

St. Cloud Times

Stateline.org: Politics and policy news for Minnesota. Search on state name.


Promising Practices Catalog: The database contains human services initiatives for Minnesota.


State Policy Documentation Project