Aug 5, 2021 - News
Charted: How the Twin Cities' population will change
Data: Metropolitan Council Regional Forecast; Chart: Will Chase/Axios

The Twin Cities metro will become more diverse as our population grows in the coming decades.

By the numbers: The population of the seven-county metro is projected to grow to more than 3.7 million by 2040, according to a new forecast from the Met Council.

  • Close to four in 10 residents will be from Black, Asian or Latino communities by that time, the forecast projects, compared to 28% in 2020.

Between the lines: The pandemic hasn't slowed growth in our region — the latest 2040 figure is about 2.5% higher than what the Met Council forecasted just two years ago.

What they're saying: "People moving to the Twin Cities look a lot more like the rest of the nation, and maybe the rest of the world," Met Council principal forecaster Todd Graham said at a recent meeting, according to the Star Tribune.

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