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Census: Proportion of native Minnesotans shrinking

Mar 19, 2012 at 11:56 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Recent U.S. Census data shows the proportion of Minnesotans who were born in the Land of 10,000 Lakes is shrinking.

The Star Tribune reports that about 69 percent of Minnesota residents were born here, compared with 75 percent in 1980.

The data is from the 2006-2010 American Community Survey.

Minnesota's Morrison County has the greatest proportion of native-born residents statewide, with more than 87 percent.

Fifty-eight percent of Hennepin County residents are natives, compared with 62 percent of Ramsey County residents.

In southeastern Houston County, less than one-third of residents are natives. The county assessor says that may be due to Wisconsin natives moving across the river.

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