The Changing Face of Minnesota's Children: Child Population Change from 2000 to 2010

Not only is MN's population growing, its face is changing with increases in racial and ethnic diversity. To insure MN's future success, we must invest in children today. Read report.

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Minnesota grew 7.5 percent in total population over the last 10 years. For the total child population (0-17 yrs), growth was almost nonexistent in Minnesota (-.22%). However, there was large growth in some child populations of color. For example, growth was seen in Hispanic and African American child populations and children of two or more races, while White and American Indian child populations experienced declines.