Each generation of Minnesotans has been shaped by waves of new immigrants. A 2007 League survey of cities showed that due to new immigrant populations, 12 percent of Minnesota cities over 1,500 population were experiencing community changes "to a great degree." More than half said they were experiencing changes "to some degree."
These "community changes" can take many forms and can be both beneficial and frustrating for new immigrants and long-standing residents alike.
LMC policy analysis staff provided research and guidance to the work of the Demographics Task Force, and are available to answer your questions or to direct you to additional resources.
Contact Lena Gould
(651) 281-1245 or (800) 925-1122
Contact Rachel Walker
Policy Analysis Manager
(651) 281-1236 or (800) 925-1122
If you want to share and learn ideas about serving a growing immigrant population, join the League's Building Inclusive Communities member forum (listserv). This member forum focuses on the real challenges and demonstrated benefits of Minnesota's growing cultural diversity. This is one of several member forum opportunities to explore specific issues and trends through connection with your city colleagues.