Using data from the American Community Survey (ACS), the Metropolitan Council’s October 2014 report Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Twin Cities Region Today describes population changes from 2000 to 2013.
- According to the latest American Community Survey (2011-2013), all counties in the seven-county region added residents of color since 2000.
- By 2013, one of every four residents of the region was a person of color.
- In seven cities (with at least 20,000 residents) at least 30% of the population are residents of color.
- In some cities, racial and ethnic changes are occurring rapidly. Most cities included in the data (39) show at least a 9 percentage point increase in the share of people of color between 2000 and 2013.
To access regional data and create your own maps, visit the Metropolitan Council’s data page.