Minnesota’s Minority Population is Growing

Minnesota’s population has hit the 5.5 million mark.

An expert says the number of minorities is growing four times as fast as whites.

The census figures from July 2014 show that the population has increased by nearly 3 percent since the 2010 census.

Minorities now account for more than 1 million of the state’s residents, at almost 20 percent of the total population, with Hennepin and Ramsay counties among the most diverse.