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Community Demographics

How will the racial and ethnic composition of the United States look in 10, 20 or 40 years? Following current and projected trends, the nation is continuing to become more diverse, older and less incarcerated.

Explore the charts and data on the following pages to get an idea of where the U.S. and Minnesota are heading demographically. Keep in mind the historical and current challenges for each community, and think about how the projected shifts in population will change how these issues are approached and addressed.

U.S. Projected Shift by Race