Moving to Minnesota

Written by Alyssa Howard, Moveboxer.com

Nicknamed the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” and home to more than 100 state parks and forests, Minnesota is ripe with opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and experience American culture. Minnesota is ranked as one of the healthiest states, with a high level of literacy, creating a great place to raise children. Some of the largest corporations in the United States, including 3M and General Mills, are headquartered here.

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Minnesota Compared to USA Averages
USA Minnesota
Population: 311,591,917 5,132,799
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6% 74.2%
High School Graduates: 85.0% 91.3%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 27.9% 31.4%
Persons Per Household: 2.59 2.45
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4 66.6
Average Commute (min.): 25.2 21.7
Average Home Price: $188,400 $206,200
Median Household Income: $51,914 $42,843
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8% 10.6%
Features of Car Insurance Requirements*: 30/60/10



* Car Insurance Requirements: The first number is bodily injury liability limit per person, the second is bodily injury liability per accident, and the third is total coverage for property damage.

Source: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/30000.html

Key Facts About Minnesota
State Capital: St. Paul
Top 5 Cities: Minneapolis
St. Paul
Duluth
Rochester
Bloomington
Major Newspapers: Duluth News Tribune
Pioneer Press (St. Paul)
Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul)
St. Cloud Times
Winona Daily News
Major Sports Teams: MLB: Minnesota Twins
NFL: Minnesota Vikings
NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves
NHL: Minnesota Wild

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