About 79 percent of Minnesota’s voting-age citizens cast a ballot in the 2004 general election, well above the national rate of 64 percent. As one of the 24 states holding “Super Tuesday” presidential primaries or caucuses on Feb. 5, Minnesota’s 2007 population of 5.2 million includes a higher percentage of non-Hispanic whites and a lower percentage of Hispanics and blacks than the nation as a whole, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics.
These and other statistics about Minnesota’s population at the state and local levels on topics ranging from language spoken to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site <http://factfinder.census.gov/>. More information about the nation’s voting record can be found in Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/voting.html>.
Highlights include the following:
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino||85.9%||66.4%|
|Hispanic or Latino||3.8%||14.8%|
|Median household income||$54,023||$48,451|
|Persons below poverty||9.8%||13.3%|
|Bachelor’s degree or higher (age 25+)||30.4%||27.0%|
|Median home value||$208,200||$185,200|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau Total Population Estimates (2007), State Population Estimates by Characteristics (2006), American Community Survey (2006).