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Capital City:
Capital: St. Paul
State FLower:
Pink & white lady's-slipper
State Bird:
Great Northern Diver
State #32 Admitted to Union:
May 11, 1858
    People Facts Minnesota USA
Population, 2010 5,303,925 308,745,538
Population, 2000 4,919,479 281,421,906
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2006 6.7% 6.8%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2006 24.3% 24.6%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2006 12.1% 12.4%
Female persons, percent, 2006 50.3% 50.7%
White persons, percent, 2006 89.3% 80.1%
Black persons, percent, 2006 4.5% 12.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2006 1.2% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2006 3.5% 4.4%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2006 1.5% 1.6%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2006 3.8% 14.8%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2006 85.9% 66.4%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct 5 yrs old & over 57.0% 54.1%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 5.3% 11.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 8.5% 17.9%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 87.9% 80.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 27.4% 24.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 679,236 49,746,248
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 21.9 25.5
 
Housing units, 2006 2,283,453 126,316,181
Homeownership rate, 2000 74.6% 66.2%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 22.3% 26.4%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $122,400 $119,600
 
Households, 2000 1,895,127 105,480,101
Persons per household, 2000 2.52 2.59
Median household income, 2004 $51,202 $44,334
Per capita money income, 1999 $23,198 $21,587
Persons below poverty, percent, 2004 8.1% 12.7%
    Business Facts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2005 150,231 7,499,702
Private nonfarm employment, 2005 2,430,853 116,317,003
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2005 1.5% 2.0%
Nonemployer establishments, 2005 373,419 20,392,068
Total number of firms, 2002 443,827 22,974,655
Black-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.8% 5.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms, percent, 2002 0.6% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2002 1.7% 4.8%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2002 0.9% 6.8%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2002 27.9% 28.2%
 
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 80,623,873 3,916,136,712
Wholesale trade sales, 2002 ($1000) 108,388,816 4,634,755,112
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 60,015,531 3,056,421,997
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $11,943 $10,615
Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 7,959,590 449,498,718
Building permits, 2006 26,352 1,838,903
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 28,790,741 2,143,781,727
    Geography Facts
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 79,610.08 3,537,438.44
Persons per square mile, 2000 61.8 79.6



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