Overview of Minnesota

Minnesota is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is the 12th largest state by area, the 21st most populous, and the second most densely populated of the 50 states. Minnesota was admitted to the Union as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory.The state has a large number of lakes, and is known by the slogan "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord (French: "The Star of the North"). Minnesota is the second northernmost U.S. state after Alaska.

The state's name comes from the Dakota word for "cloudy water".

Minnesota's economy is based on agriculture, mining, and manufacturing. Its top economic sectors include health care, retail, and tourism.

Minnesota is one of the most racially diverse states in the country. The state has a large Native American population, as well as a large population of immigrants from Latin America and Asia.

Population Composition of Minnesota

Minnesota’s population is composed of many different races and ethnicities. According to the 2017 American Community Survey, the population of Minnesota is composed of the following:43.3% White

26.3% Hispanic or Latino

12.5% Black or African American

7.4% Asian

2.1% Native American

0.5% Pacific Islander

The white population is the largest racial group in Minnesota, making up 43.3% of the population. The Hispanic or Latino population is the second largest racial group, making up 26.3% of the population. The black or African American population is the third largest racial group, making up 12.5% of the population. The Asian population is the fourth largest racial group, making up 7.4% of the population. The Native American population is the fifth largest racial group, making up 2.1% of the population. The Pacific Islander population is the sixth largest racial group, making up 0.5% of the population.

The racial and ethnic diversity of Minnesota’s population is reflected in the diversity of its cities and towns. The city of Minneapolis, for example, is home to a large Hispanic or Latino population, a large black or African American population, and a large Asian population. The city of St. Paul, on the other hand, is home to a large white population and a large Native American population.

Minnesota’s population is diverse, and its diversity is growing. The Hispanic or Latino population, the black or African American population, and the Asian population are all growing at a faster rate than the white population. This trend is likely to continue in the years to come, making Minnesota’s population even more diverse.

Minnesota Boundary, Census and Statehood History

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