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VIDEO: What Demographic Shifts Mean for Policymakers

June 18, 2012 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

Some Minnesota counties are getting older, many are seeing an influx of fresh faces, while others are just about the same. These shifts in racial, age and economic diversity all have lasting implications for Minnesota's public policy in the 21st century.

Minnesota's Demographic Center, which tracks these changes, emphasizes that lots of towns will have to expand senior facilities as baby boomers transition out of the workforce. Other communities anticipate expanding services for newcomers of all ages, especially on the country.

Here's a closer look at the numbers.


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