HHH Prof. Johnson on Minnesota's growing population diversity

Crossposted from Humphrey Herald:

Minnesota’s Diversity Growth Continues, Census Figures Say
Assistant Professor Janna Johnson comments for the Pioneer Press on new census figures showing Minnesota's population continues to grow more diverse.

Selections from the Pioneer Press:

"The latest data showed that populations of people of color have increased faster in Minnesota than the rest of the nation since 2010. Meanwhile, the state’s white population growth remained relatively stagnant.

The change can be seen in the ethnic communities emerging around St. Paul; in the expansion of organizations such as the Karen Organization of Minnesota and the Hmong American Partnership; and in St. Paul Public Schools, where in 2010 district families spoke 77 different languages at home — that stood at 128 languages in 2017.

Janna Johnson, an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs who studies minority populations, said the latest numbers likely don’t tell the entire story. Minority populations tend to be undercounted, meaning Minnesota’s is likely even larger, she said."
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