Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau today shows Minnesota ranks #21 in the nation in population, with a little over 5 million people. Wisconsin is just ahead at #20.
75.8% of Minnesota’s population is 18 or over (voting age), only slightly more than the national average (75.5%). That puts us in 29th place in that category.
Utah, by contrast, has only 69.1% of its population old enough to vote.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.