Minnesota: Profile

Government 
Governor:Mark Dayton (D)
Treasurer:Myron Frans (I)
Senators:Al Franken (D)
Amy Klobuchar (D)
Entered Union:May 11, 1858
U.S. Representatives:8
Area 
Total Area225,163 km2 / 86,936 mi2
Land Area206,232 km2 / 79,627 mi2
Water Area18,930 km2 / 7,309 mi2
Water Area Percentage8.41 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -6
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -5
Weather 
Record High Temperature114°F / 46°C , Moorhead (July 6, 1936)
Record Low Temperature-60°F / -51°C , Tower (February 2, 1996)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$333,267 (2015)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$54,431 (2015)
Population 
Population5,489,594 (2015)
Under 19 Population1,425,803 / 25.973% (2015)
65 and older Population804,958 / 14.663% (2015)
Male Population2,730,030 / 49.731% (2015)
Female Population2,759,564 / 50.269% (2015)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 212,464 (2013)
Net International Immigration 31,638 (2015)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)69,904 per 1,000 (2014)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)11.4% (2014)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2015)
Minneapolis410,939
St. Paul300,851
Rochester112,225
Employment 
Employment 2,926,800 (2016)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$917 (2016)
Unemployment Rate (%)4% (2016)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$5,987 (2014)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$5,987 (2014)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$4,584 (2015)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$50,871 (2015)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$106,928 (2015)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$77,010 (2014)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$4,267 (2014)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)92.3% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)33.2% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)10.9% (2014)
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)138,767 Miles (2015)
Gas Tax Rate (%)28.6% (2016)
Number of Public Airports 142 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
BJIBemidji RegionalBemidji
BRDBrainerd Lakes RegionalBrainerd
DLHDuluth InternationalDuluth
MSPMinneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-ChamberlainMinneapolis
RSTRochester InternationalRochester
Ports 
Baudette
Duluth
Grand Portage
International Falls
Lancaster
Minneapolis
Pinecreek
Rochester
Roseau
Silver Bay
St. Paul
Two Harbors
Warroad

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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