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 retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.