Minnesota's population growth sees 'concerning' stall for a second year
The U.S. Census Bureau released the new estimates Thursday
December 23, 2022
Minnesota's population growth has stalled for the second year in a row, suggesting the pandemic has left lingering effects and the number of people leaving the state continues to outpace new arrivals.
The number of people living in Minnesota grew by less than 1% - about 5,700 people - between July 2021 and July 2022, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2022 population estimates released Thursday.
While the numbers are an improvement over the previous year when the state recorded a net gain of about 1,600 people, they are still far short of Minnesota's typical annual growth of about 35,000 people, said Susan Brower, Minnesota's state demographer.