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					                                                                          Minnesota: 1940 vs 2010
                                                                          A comparison of statistics from the 1940 census to the
                                                                          2010 census shows life has changed considerably
                                                                          for Minnesotans.




  KEY           1940         2010

 Marital status
 Married 58%
 Single 34%
 Widowed 7%
 Divorced 1%

 Married 53%
 Single 33%
 Widowed 5%
 Divorced 10%                       Cooking fuel
                                    Coal or coke       6%            Annual median
                                    Wood              35%            income (by gender)
Median rent          Median                                           Men        Women
                                    Gas              40%
per month            home value                                          $33,276
                                    Electricity        9%
         $690           $206,200                                                     $24,157
                                    Kerosene/gasoline 8%
                                    Other              2%
                                    None               0%
                                                                     $956              $592
$18.45           $2,288                                              ($14,647*)        ($9,070*)
($283*)          ($35,055* )                                             *Adjusted for inflation
  *Adjusted for inflation                                                   Racial composition of state
Homeownership rate
                                                                            White 99.2%                   White 85.3%
     55%                74%
                                                                            Black 0.4%                    Black 5%
                                                                            Other 5%                      Other 10%

                                                                            Twin Cities’ metro counties population
                                                                            (percent change)                                       Plumbing... or not
                                                                                                   1940      2010       % change                          Urban     Rural
                                        State’s population                                                                         in 1940
                                        (percent change)                    Anoka               22,443     330,844      1,374%      Outside      No bathtub    No running
Percent completed high school                                               Dakota              39,660     398,552       905%       toilet       or shower     water
                                             90%                            Ramsey            309,935     1,152,425       272%           Rural         Rural           Rural
  14%               91%                                                                                                                  89%           92%             63%
                                                                            Hennepin          568,899     508,640          -11%
                                             2,792,300


                                                         5,303,925




                                                                            Washington         26,480       238,136       799%
                                                                                                                                   Urban         Urban         Urban
                                                                            St. Paul          287,736     285,068          -1%       7%           15%            7%
                                                                            Minneapolis       492,370      382,578       -22%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau                                                                                                                                     PIONEER PRESS

				
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