Minnesota Report

The fact Minnesota retained it 8 Congressional Districts in 2010 and 2020 is do to the two immigrant populations of Somalis and Hmong who came to our state in the 1970-80’s. If it weren’t for this in migration, we would have lost our federal representation. The US Census data will likely show the dispersion across the state by the Somalis to Rochester and St Cloud, but the Hmong stay closer to the twin cities and the closer in suburbs, even though they farm the southern suburbs.

Additionally, because these population or increasing in size do to great numbers for childbirth also helps keep use ahead of other states, in spite of our growth rate in 2020 slowed to .31% down from .56% in 2019.