UMVRDC Makes Census Data More User-Friendly for Region 6W
Please Note: The County Community Profile Brochures are completed! They’re available at the bullets below.
One of the jobs of UMVRDC planners is to find out the needs of our local units of government. This happens through conversations, while working on projects, and via surveys. It’s a way for the UMVRDC to know the needs of the region. One of those needs identified: a way to connect our communities with a concise summary of the statistics they often use to make community and economic development decisions. This led to the creation of Community Profile Brochures.
The Community Profile Brochures are comprised of statistical information from a variety of sources and will provide a snapshot of historical and current demographic, economic and social trends in the Upper Minnesota Valley Region, each of the five counties in the Region and all of the Cities within the Region. The purpose is to provide a concise summary of key community statistics to aid decision making about community and economic development. They include statistical information from a variety of sources that provide snapshots of historical and current demographic, economic, and social trends in the region. We hope these publications help our cities and counties to better understand the make-up of their communities. They are meant to help local officials use Census data to guide development and investment decisions, and also to market their communities.
- The Regional Community Profile Brochure is complete and can be viewed here.
- The individual County Community Profile Brochures are available here:
- The County Community Profile Brochures are currently being distributed to each county, and the City Community Profile Brochures will follow.
These statistical and informational profiles were compiled by the UMVRDC in collaboration with The Center for Small Towns at the University of Minnesota, Morris.
For more information on this project or about census data, contact Lindsey Knutson, UMVRDC Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-289-1981 ext. 7.