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  •   State: 
    43° 30′ N to 49° 23′ N | 89° 29′ W to 97° 14′ W
      Area total: 
    86,935.83 sq mi (225,163 km²) [55,641,749.120 acres]
      Area land: 
    79,626.74 sq mi (206,232 km²) [50,960,281.600 acres]
      Area water: 
    8.40% = 7,309.09 sq mi (18,930 km²) [4,681,467.520 acres]
    2,301 ft (701 m) Eagle Mountain
    May 11, 1858 (32nd State in the Union)
      Capital seat: 

    St. Paul

  • Minnesota, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    68.9/sq mi (26.6/km²) - residents per square mile of area.
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 
    $446,5 (2022) nominal GDP at current prices 2022 (millions of U.S. dollars). This is equivalent to 1.80% of the U.S. national real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, or 1.80% from 2021.  10.2% change in GDP from 2022 to 2021 =  34,041. Real GDP growth rate (2021–2022) =  5.7%. Nominal GDP per capita 2022 = $78,100 respectively per capita 2023 = $81,150.
      Housing units: 
    2,547,955 units, July 1, 2022 estimate = a 2.5% increase compared to 2020, specifically 62,397 more housing units.

Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has a large number of lakes, and is known by the slogan the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord (French: Star of the North). Minnesota is the 12th largest in area and the 22nd most populous of the U.S. states; nearly 60% of its residents live in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area (known as the "Twin Cities"). This area is the center of transportation, business, industry, education, and government, while being home to an internationally known arts community. The remainder of the state consists of western prairies now given over to intensive agriculture; deciduous forests in the southeast, now partially cleared, farmed, and settled; and the less populated North Woods, used for mining, forestry, and recreation. Minnesota is the second northernmost U.S. state (after Alaska) and northernmost contiguous state. Its isolated Northwest Angle in Lake of the Woods county is the only part of the 48 contiguous states lying north of the 49th parallel. The state is part of the U.S. region known as the Upper Midwest and part of North America's Great Lakes Region. It shares a Lake Superior water border with Michigan and a land and water border with Wisconsin to the east. Iowa is to the south, North Dakota and South Dakota are to the west, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba are to the north. With 86,943 square miles (225,180 km²), or approximately 2.25% of the United States, Minnesota is the 12th-largest state.

The given Minnesota location map shows that Minnesota is located in the northern side of USA. Map of Minnesota also shows that it shares its international boundary with Canada from the north side along with state boundary shared with Iowa, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Interestingly, Minnesota is more popularly known as "Land of 10,000 Lakes’ and the state name is derived from a Dakota word which means sky-tinted water.

State’s largest city and capital city are Minneapolis and Saint Paul respectively; more than 60% of population lives in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area more popularly known as the Twin Cities.

Geographically, the state is located in the western prairies region; it is very fertile and suitable for agriculture. Surprisingly, Minnesota is known for its relatively liberal social and political point of reference because there is high rate of civic participation and voter turnout. Minnesota is counted among the healthiest states, and has a very literate population. The majority of residents are of German or Scandinavian descent and hence Minnesota is known as a center of Scandinavian-American culture.

Nickelodeon Universe is a seven-acre indoor amusement park located at the Mall of America. Here, you'll find rides, games and experiences for all ages. You can also play a round of mini-golf or go zip-lining!

The US State Minnesota occupies 206,236 m², about 2,25 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Minnesota with 5,576,606 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 13,36 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 1,500,636 fewer people. The capital St. Paul alone has 311,008 inhabitants.

In 1849, St. Paul was named the capital of the Minnesota territory. Minneapolis is one of the top 50 largest cities in the country, with 407,207 residents. The capitol building, completed in 1904 and designed by Cass Gilbert, was also modeled after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.

Minnesota has some of the earth's oldest rocks, gneisses that are about 3.6 billion years old (80% as old as the planet). Minnesota has four ecological provinces: Prairie Parkland, in the southwestern and western parts of the state; the Eastern Broadleaf Forest (Big Woods) in the southeast, extending in a narrowing strip to the state's northwestern part, where it transitions into Tallgrass Aspen Parkland; and the northern Laurentian Mixed Forest, a transitional forest between the northern boreal forest and the broadleaf forests to the south. Minnesota experiences temperature extremes characteristic of its continental climate, with cold winters and hot summers. Saint Paul, in east-central Minnesota along the banks of the Mississippi River, has been Minnesota's capital city since 1849, first as capital of the Territory of Minnesota, and then as the state capital since 1858. Saint Paul is adjacent to Minnesota's most populous city, Minneapolis; they and their suburbs are known collectively as the Twin Cities metropolitan area, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, and home to about 54 percent of the state's population. The state has 17 cities with populations above 50,000 (as of the 2010 census). In descending order of population, they are Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Rochester, Duluth, Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, Saint Cloud, Woodbury, Eagan, Maple Grove, Coon Rapids, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Blaine, and Lakeville.

Minnesota is known under different nicknames; aka Gopher State, or Land of 10,000 Lakes ("10,000 Lakes" used on license plates), or New England of the West, or North Star State, or State of Hockey, or ”Minne(snow)ta”, or Bread and Butter State and detailed official information about Minnesota can be found on the homepage at

Poverty and median household income estimates for 2021 in Minnesota, MN about 519,437 individuals poverty estimate - all ages, it's 9.3% estimated percent of the total resident population of all ages in poverty: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program Release date: December 2022. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Estimated SNAP benefits recipients in Minnesota are about 448,534 individuals, for July of the reference year 2020. With a estimate of median household income = $77,712 by each individual family, with a 90% confidence interval lower bound of estimate of median household income = $76,812, with a 90% confidence interval upper bound of estimate of median household income = $78,612 in 2021.

The Air Quality index is in Minnesota = 84.2. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 42. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 89. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Minnesota = 3.2 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.

The annual rainfall in Minnesota = 28.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 44.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 97. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 195. 82.2 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 0.2 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 51, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

The most recent state population of 5,717,184 individuals with a median age of 37.2 age the population grows by 6.75% in Minnesota population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 68.9/sq mi (26.6/km²) - residents per square mile of area.. There are average 2.14 people per household in the 2,049,845 households with an average household income of $74,593 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.90% of the available work force and has dropped -2.02% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 29.06%. The number of physicians in Minnesota per 100,000 population = 221.5.

The percentage of housing units in Minnesota which are owned by the occupant = 67.49%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 34 years with median home cost = $161,770 and home appreciation of -8.11%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $10.60 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

The local school district spends $5,664 per student. There are 14.5 students for each teacher in the school, 452 students for each Librarian and 789 students for each Counselor. 7.79% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 19.18% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 8.33% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Minnesota's population of 439,706 residents in 1870 has increased 3,26-fold to 5,706,494 residents after 150 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 50.25% female residents and 49.75% male residents live in Minnesota, USA.

    As of 2020, 58.36% in Minnesota are married and the remaining 41.64% are single population.

  • 24.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Minnesota require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    77.60% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.30% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.99% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.61% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Minnesota, 67.49% are owner-occupied homes, another 10.56% are rented apartments, and the remaining 21.95% are vacant.

  • 59.27% of the population in Minnesota who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 43.820%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 54.060%) of those eligible to vote in Minnesota.

Skyline of Minnesota

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