Total Latino population in MN: 309,283
21% of Latinos are living below the poverty level, compared to 10% of all Minnesotans. Even greater disparities exist in the Twin Cities with 23% of Latinos living below the poverty level compared to 6% of White (non-Latino) individuals and 11% of all Minnesotans.
Minnesota's Latino population is one of the fastest-growing
Minnesota's Hispanic Population
As a group, Latinos are much younger than Minnesota’s overall population
High school graduation rates are on the rise, but still low
Minnesota high school students graduating on time
Proportion of Minnesota adults working
A high proportion of Latino adults are working, but earn below average
Source: Hartzler, N. (October 2014). Minnesota's Hispanic population: 5 interesting trends. MN Compass. Link
The Latino population is projected to rise rapidly, growing from an estimated 196,300 in 2005 to 551,600 in 2035.
Source: McMurry, M. Minnesota Population Projections by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2005 to 2035. Admin Minnesota. https://mn.gov/admin/assets/mn-population-projections-by-race-hispanic-origin-2005to2035-msdc-jan2009_tcm36-219384.pdf
Frey, W. H. (2019). America is not full. Its future rests with young immigrants. The Avenue. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-avenue/2019/04/10/america-is-not-full-its-future-rests-with-young-immigrants/
Minnesota’s Cultural Communities. MN Compass.
Saenz, R. (2004). Latinos and the Changing Face of America. Prb.org. https://www.prb.org/latinosandthechangingfaceofamerica/