by the Dakota Indians as minne + sota or "clouds and
water", Minnesota's reputation as "The Land of a
10,000 Lakes" is an apt description of the general topography
of the state contrasted by acres of national forests.
was once primarily known for its heavy Western European demographic
made up of primarily Norwegian, German, Irish and Swedish
immigrants and their descendants. Today, Minnesota's population
is rapidly becoming multicultural with an influx of Hispanic,
Asian and other groups adding to the diversity of the population,
primarily centered around the Minneapolis / St. Paul metro
also best characterizes Minnesota's overall economy which
is based on a variety of industries, highlighted by some three
dozen major corporations headquartered here including 3M,
General Mills, Target, U.S. Bancorp and UnitedHealth Group.
Major cities: St. Paul (capital), Minneapolis, Rochester,
Population : 5,167,101
White : 89.6%
Black, African American : 4.3%
Hispanic : 3.6%
High school graduates : 87.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher : 27.4%
Average household income: $51,202
& Real Estate Overview : also see Zillow
- Minnesota Real Estate Home ownership rate : 74.6%
Average home price : $234,367
Average travel time to work : 21.1 minutes
Personal Income Taxes: Minnesota imposes state income tax in three brackets - 5.35%, 7.05% and 7.85% - depending on income and filing status. Residents are required to file state income taxes using Form M1 each year by April 15.
: Famous for its cold winters and heavy snowfalls, Minnesota
is nonetheless warm in the summer and may even experience
prolonged heat waves. Temperatures in the Lake Superior
area are a bit milder in both summer and winter.
about relocating to Minnesota around the Web:
Relocation Information - The state's official chamber of commerce site links to recommended
apartment & real estate brokers, employment agencies,
with facts & information on transportation services, utilities,
and popular tourist attractions throughout the state.