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Report: Minnesota becoming more diverse, workforce aging quickly

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Aging residents and immigrants from all over the world are changing Minnesota's demographics, KARE 11 reports.

State Demographer Susan Brower says the latest population trends show that nearly one in five people in Minnesota, 17 percent, listed themselves in the last federal census as black, Hispanic, Asian or Native American Indian.

Among children, 25 percent are comprised of ethnic minorities.

This is a huge jump from the 1960s, where the minority population was only 2 percent and made up of mostly immigrants from Europe.

Brower also says the population of age 65 and older is expected to expand rapidly in the next two decades, which will likely have a major effect on healthcare and long-term care policy.

This trend is also expected to widen the skills gap as baby boomers retire from long-held positions.

For Brower's full report, click here.

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