Minnesota is situated in the Midwestern United States. Minnesota was became the 32nd state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. It’s name is from the Dakota word for “clear blue water”
Minnesota is the 12th largest in area and the 21st most populous of the U.S. States. Around 60 percent of it’s residents live in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area (known as the “Twin Cities”), the center of transportation, business, industry, education, and government and home to an internationally known arts community. The remainder of Minnesota includes western prairies now given over to intensive agriculture, deciduous forests in the southeast and the less populated North Woods, used for mining, forestry, and recreation.
POPULATION OF MINNESOTA IN 2016:
Going to the discussion about Population, in the year 2011 the population was 5.348 Million, 2012 – 5.381 Million, 2013 – 5.422 Million, 2014 – 5.457 Million. Taking a look at the information of population of Minnesota in the most recent four years from 2011-2014, the Population of Minnesota have expanded by 0.109 Million. Thus, the present year populace ought to be around 5.48425 Million and the anticipated populace of Minnesota of the year 2016 ought to be 5.46975 Million.
Ancestries by less than 3 percent of the population include American, Italian, and Dutch, each between 2 and 3 percent; Sub-Saharan African and East African, Scottish, French Canadian, Scotch-Irish and Mexican, each between 1 and 1.9 percent; and less than 1 percent each for Russian, Welsh, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Swiss, Arab, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Greek, Slovak, Lithuanian, Portuguese, and West Indian.
The United States Census Bureau predicts that the population of state was 5,379,139 on July 1, 2012, a 1.4 percent considerable increase since the 2010 US Census. The pace of population change, age and gender distributions, approximate the national average. Minnesota’s center of population is situated in Hennepin County.
DEMOGRAPHY OF MINNESOTA:
From less than 6,120 people in 1850, Minnesota’s population grew substantially to over 1.7 million by 1900. Each of the next six decades saw a 15 percent increase in population, reaching 3.4 million in 1960. Growth then actually slowed, rising 11 percent to 3.8 million in the year 1970 and an average of 9 percent over the next three decades to 4.9 million in the 2000 Census.
The state’s estimated racial composition in the 2011 US Census Bureau estimate are as follows:
White American: 86.9% (Non-Hispanic Whites 83.1%, White Hispanic 3.8%)
African American: 5.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.1%
Pacific Islander: 0.0%
Other races: 2.4%
Hispanics or Latinos made up 4.7 percent of the population.
POPULATION DENSITY AND GROWTH OF MINNESOTA:
The population density of Minnesota is 66.6 per square mile.
Minnesota like the rest of the United States has an older population with a median age of 36.9. According to estimates, Minnesota will see a rise in one-person households, while the number of married-couple families will decline. While the state is growing steady pace, it is not enjoying the rapid growth of many Southern and Western states with a younger population.
The Rate of population growth, as well as age and gender distributions are close to the national average. Most of the state’s counties are estimated to lose population between the current and the next census, with losses of at least 15% in many western parts of the state, while slight growth is estimated for the lakes region in north-central Minnesota.
FACTS ABOUT MINNESOTA:
- Minnesotan baseball commentator Halsey Hal was the first to say ‘Holy Cow’ during a baseball broadcast.
- The Mall of America in Bloomington is the size of 78 football fields — 9.5 million square feet.
- Minnesota Inventions include: Masking and Scotch tape, Wheaties Cereal, Bisquick, HMOs, the bundt pan, Aveda beauty products etc.
- The St. Lawrence Seaway opened in 1959 allowing oceangoing ships to reach Duluth.