Minnesota growth in diversity outpacing US as a whole


Refugee Resettlement Watch

Not a huge shock for most followers of Refugee Resettlement Watch, but good to see that the citizens of Minnesota are being given the hard facts so that they can decide what will be best for their families going forward.

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From Twin Cities Pioneer Press:

Minnesota continues to grow more diverse, according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday.

The latest data showed that populations of people of color have increased faster in Minnesota than the rest of the nation since 2010. Meanwhile, the state’s white population growth remained relatively stagnant.

Minnesota diversity graph

The change can be seen in the ethnic communities emerging around St. Paul; in the expansion of organizations such as the Karen Organization of Minnesota and the Hmong American Partnership; and in St. Paul Public Schools, where in 2010 district families spoke 77 different languages at home — that stood…

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