Minnesota : What you need to know
Minnesota is home to some of the best places to live in America, including the home of the renowned Mayo Clinic and number one on our 2017 Top 100 Best Places to Live, Rochester. With four distinct seasons, the state embraces the outdoors. Yes, it snows. But so what, when the state offers so many winter recreation opportunities? It is the Land of 10,000 (actually more than 12,000) Lakes, providing countless opportunities for all manner of water sports as well as hiking, biking, camping and any number of ways to connect with the outdoors.
The cosmopolitan vibe of Minneapolis and St. Paul draws millennial talent. World-class museums include the Minneapolis Institute of Art, regarded as one of the top art museums in the U.S., and the Twin Cities boast a concentration of live theater higher than anywhere outside of New York City.
An innovation powerhouse, the University of Minnesota offers more than 300 interdisciplinary research centers, institutes and programs. Edina, Mankato, St. Cloud and Woodbury offer residents top-notch housing, education and employment opportunities.
The North Star State's economy shines, with major industry sectors in bioscience, healthcare services, advanced manufacturing and finance. The state is home to 17 Fortune 500 companies, including General Mills, 3M, Target, Medtronic, Best Buy, US Bancorp and Land O’ Lakes.
- Choice communities include Rochester, St. Paul, Eden Prairie
- It's a great time to be a young professional in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
- Minnesota living can be affordable if you know where to look
- Love the outdoors, food, festivals or small town charm? These are just a few reasons to head to the North Star State.
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- America's wine industry is thriving — in places you might not expect.
- Minnesota produces everything from airplanes and recreational vehicles to food products
- Household brands such as Target, General Mills and Land O'Lakes are are drawn to Minnesota.
- Health care services and providers, large retailers and government top the the list
- Minnesota may be the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but it's land-locked festivals bring year-round fun.
- Minnesota boasts one of the most comprehensive, competitive and high-quality health care networks in the country
- The future of medicine and health is being written in Minnesota,
- City prepares for expansive 20-year transformation
- Increase in hops production and interest in craft beer grow local economy
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Quick Facts about MN
|Latest Population Increase||0.00%|
|Median Household Income||$61,492|
|Median Home Price||$186,200|
|Median Property Tax||$1,490|
Employment Rate in MN
Race in MN
Employment Rate in MN
Educational Levels in MN
|Graduate or Professional Degree||11.2%|
|High School Graduate||26.1%|
|Some College, No Degree||21.9%|
|Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher||33.7%|
|Percent High School Graduate or Higher||92.4%|
Industry in MN
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining||2.3%|
|Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities||4.6%|
|Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing||7.2%|
|Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste||9.8%|
|Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance||24.8%|
|Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services||8.4%|
|Other Services, Except Public Administration||4.5%|
Housing in MN
Data Sources : U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census, 2011-2015 American Community Survey, 2010 Census Gazetteer, GreatSchools, WalkScore, Bureau of Labor and Statistics, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service, Veterans Administration (VA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Best places to Live in Minnesota
|Title||Population||Median Home Price||Median Household Income|
|St. Louis Park||47,043||$229,500||$66,432|