About the OneMinneapolis report released in October 2011:
The Minneapolis Foundation partnered with Wilder Research in 2010 to select community-level indicators that reflect the community’s educational, economic, and social environment. OneMinneapolis was created to help our community better understand, track, and improve how all of our neighbors are faring across 24 community indicators.
The OneMinneapolis report identified racial disparities in education, jobs, housing, justice, and other critical areas. The most severe of racial disparities were identified in the following community indicators:
- Kindergartners ready for school
- 3rd graders proficient in reading
- Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) students graduating on time
- MPS graduates who enroll directly in post-secondary education
- MPS students who show strong attendance
- Minneapolis children living in poverty
- Minneapolis families living in poverty
Highlights of the data for Asian Pacific communities:
Economics and poverty
- Among all low-income households in Minneapolis (earning less than $35,000 annually), Asian households are most likely to have affordable housing.
- Among working aged adults, the employment rate for Asians is 60% and 78% for Whites.
- 58% of jobs in Minneapolis pay a “family supporting wage” of $40,000 a year (2009).
Children & Youth
- Asian students in Minneapolis Public Schools are the least likely to report having a caring community adult in their lives.
- 64% for Asian students compared to 73% for all students.
- Today, more than half of all the American Indian, Asian, and Black children living in Minneapolis are in poverty.
- 67% of Asian children in Minneapolis are living in poverty.
- Among Asian children, those with one or more foreign-born parents (75%) are far more likely to be in poverty than those whose parents were both born in the U.S. (44%).
- Asian students in Minneapolis Public Schools are the most likely to exhibit strong attendance and the least likely to be suspended.
- Among Asian students enrolled in 3rdgrade in Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), 47% are proficient in reading.
- However, Asian students who were English Language Learners were only 26% proficient in reading.
- The overall 3rd grader proficiency rate for reading in MPS is 54% (2009-2010 school year).
- Asian students in MPS have a graduate rate of 58% compared to 71% for White students.
- 67% of Minneapolis Public Schools’ Asian graduates went on to enroll in college in 2010 fall compared to 73% for Whites.