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Minnesota Facts

  • U.S. State Name: Minnesota
  • U.S. State Abbreviation: MN
  • U.S. Region: Midwestern United States
  • Admission to the Union: May 11th, 1858
  • Total Area: 86,935 sq. mi.
  • Total Population: 5,706,494 (2020 USCB)
  • Capital City: Saint Paul, MN
  • Largest City: Minneapolis, MN

33 Minnesota Facts

  1. Minnesota is one of the 50 states of the United States of America.
  2. Minnesota was the 32nd state to join the United States on May 11, 1858.
  3. Minnesota is in the midwestern region of the United States.
  4. Minnesota is the 12th largest U.S. state, covering a total of 86,935.83 square miles or 2.28% of the total area of the United States.
  5. Minnesota's 86,935.83 square miles is 91.59% land and 8.41% surface water.
  6. Minnesota is ranked 12th with the most land area in the United States, with 79,626.74 square miles of land area.
  7. Minnesota is ranked 9th with the most water area in the United States, with 7,309.09 square miles of water area.
  8. Minnesota is the 22nd most populated U.S. state with a population of 5,706,494 or 1.73% of the total population of the United States.
  9. The state capital of Minnesota is the city of Saint Paul.
  10. Minnesota is divided into 87 counties statewide.
  11. Hennepin County is the most populated county in Minnesota
  12. The most populated city in Minnesota is Minneapolis with an estimated 427,728 residents.
  13. The five most populated city in Minnesota are Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Rochester, Duluth and Bloomington.
  14. A native or resident Minnesota is called a Minnesotan.
  15. Minnesota's average elevation statewide is 1,200 feet.
  16. Minnesota's highest elevation point is Eagle Mountain at 2,302 feet.
  17. Minnesota's lowest elevation point is the Lake Superior at 601 feet.
  18. Minnesota is all in the Central Time Zone (CT).
  19. The two letter abbreviation for Minnesota is MN.
  20. The ISO 3166 code for Minnesota is US-MN.
  21. Minnesota is called the North Star State, the Gopher State, the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and the Land of Sky-Blue Waters.
  22. The estimated median household income in Minnesota is $74,593.
  23. Minnesota is the 19th most expensive U.S. state to buy a home with an estimated median home price of $256,857.
  24. Minnesota is ranked 25th on the cost of living index out of all 50 U.S. states.
  25. Minnesota has the 33rd oldest population in the United States with a median age of 38.5.
  26. Minnesota's average temperature is 42.98°F making it the 48th warmest state in the United States.
  27. Minnesota on average has 28.61 inches of precipitation per year, making it the 38th wettest U.S. state.
  28. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Minnesota was 115 °F on Sunday, July 29, 1917, in Beardsley, MN.
  29. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Minnesota was -60 °F on Friday, February 2, 1996, in Tower, MN.
  30. Minnesota's official state motto is "L’étoile du Nord and Quae sursum volo videre" (French: The star of the North) and (Latin: I long to see what is beyond).
  31. Minnesota's official state bird is the Common loon (Gavia immer).
  32. Minnesota's official state tree is the Red Pine (Pinus resinosa).
  33. Minnesota's official state flower is the Pink and white lady's slipper (Cypripedium reginae).

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Minnesota on a Map of the United States of America

The state of Minnesota and its regional area on a Map of the United States of America.

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The official state flag of Minnesota waving in the wind on a flag pole.

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The official state seal of Minnesota that is used by the state's government.

Saint Paul the state capital of Minnesota

Saint Paul the capital city of Minnesota.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America.

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