Opportunity Zones in Minnesota

Minnesota has 128 designated opportunity zones, including 127 low-income communities, plus 1 non-low-income contiguous tract.

Urban vs. Rural

Statewide, just 27 percent of Minnesota’s census tracts are located in rural areas. But a much larger percentage — 41 percent — of its opportunity zones are rural, compared to 59 percent urban.

Urban vs. Rural in Minnesota Opportunity Zones

Minnesota Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of Minnesota’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 128 616 1,338
Low-income communities 127 382 509
Contiguous 1 234 235
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $39,151 $52,088 $64,584
Poverty rate 24.86% 14.67% 11.79%
Unemployment rate 8.16% 5.75% 5.11%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $138,055 $157,114 $196,358
Median rent/month $718 $796 $920
Homeownership 50.03% 67.66% 71.41%
Severe rent burden 24.19% 20.82% 19.78%
Vacancy rate 12.26% 12.89% 9.64%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 65.04% 79.04% 81.07%
Black alone 12.76% 6.80% 5.82%
Hispanic 8.75% 6.11% 5.18%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 6.11% 4.30% 4.27%
Younger than 18 23.42% 22.13% 22.80%
Older than 64 14.96% 15.97% 15.12%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 45.64% 40.47% 34.52%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 21.84% 25.68% 32.85%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 2.34% 0.49% 0.67%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 59.38% 62.82% 73.24%
In a micro area 14.84% 17.86% 13.68%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 25.78% 19.32% 13.08%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Minnesota Counties & Cities

List of counties in Minnesota: Aitkin, Anoka, Becker, Beltrami, Benton, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Carlton, Carver, Cass, Chippewa, Chisago, Clay, Clearwater, Cook, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Dakota, Dodge, Douglas, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Grant, Hennepin, Houston, Hubbard, Isanti, Itasca, Jackson, Kanabec, Kandiyohi, Kittson, Koochiching, Lac qui Parle, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Mahnomen, Marshall, Martin, Meeker, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Mower, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Norman, Olmsted, Otter Tail, Pennington, Pine, Pipestone, Polk, Pope, Ramsey, Red Lake, Redwood, Renville, Rice, Rock, Roseau, Saint Louis, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Steele, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Traverse, Wabasha, Wadena, Waseca, Washington, Watonwan, Wilkin, Winona, Wright, Yellow Medicine

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in Minnesota: Minneapolis, St. Paul

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Minnesota

Website: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Minnesota Aitkin 27001770300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Aitkin 27001770400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Anoka 27003050402 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Anoka 27003050606 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Anoka 27003051501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Becker 27005450500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Beltrami 27007450702 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Beltrami 27007940001 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Benton 27009021200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Big Stone 27011950300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Blue Earth 27013170300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Blue Earth 27013170700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Carlton 27017940000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Cass 27021940002 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Chippewa 27023950600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Chisago 27025110301 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Clay 27027020300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Clearwater 27029000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Cook 27031480100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Cottonwood 27033270400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Crow Wing 27035951100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Crow Wing 27035951200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Dakota 27037060104 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Dakota 27037060105 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Dakota 27037060301 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Douglas 27041450600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Faribault 27043460400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Fillmore 27045960500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Freeborn 27047180600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Goodhue 27049080200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053005902 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053007700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053009500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053020200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053020804 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053021300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053023400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053025100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053026810 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053100400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053100500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053100900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053102100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053102800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053102900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053103400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053104000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053104100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053104800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053106000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053106200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053107400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053125800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053125900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hennepin 27053126000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Hubbard 27057070600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Isanti 27059130301 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Itasca 27061480300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Itasca 27061480500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Jackson 27063480400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Kanabec 27065480300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Kandiyohi 27067780800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Koochiching 27071790100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Lake 27075370300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Lake of the Woods 27077460300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Lyon 27083360500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Mahnomen 27087940100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Martin 27091790600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Meeker 27093560300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Mille Lacs 27095170500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Mille Lacs 27095970100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Mille Lacs 27095970200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Morrison 27097780600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Mower 27099000410 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Nobles 27105105400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Olmsted 27109000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Olmsted 27109000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Otter Tail 27111960300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Pennington 27113090200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Pennington 27113090400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Pine 27115950400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Pine 27115950500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Pine 27115950700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Pipestone 27117460200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Polk 27119021000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Ramsey 27123030400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Ramsey 27123030500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Ramsey 27123031500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Ramsey 27123031600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Ramsey 27123031701 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Ramsey 27123031702 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Ramsey 27123031900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Ramsey 27123032100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Ramsey 27123032500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Ramsey 27123032700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Ramsey 27123033100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Ramsey 27123033400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Ramsey 27123033500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Ramsey 27123033700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Ramsey 27123034201 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Ramsey 27123034701 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Ramsey 27123036000 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Minnesota Ramsey 27123037100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Ramsey 27123041602 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Redwood 27127750300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Renville 27129790500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Rice 27131070700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Rock 27133570300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Sherburne 27141031500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota St. Louis 27137001700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota St. Louis 27137001900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota St. Louis 27137002000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota St. Louis 27137012400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota St. Louis 27137013100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota St. Louis 27137015300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota St. Louis 27137015500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota St. Louis 27137015600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota St. Louis 27137015800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Stearns 27145011600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Steele 27147960400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Stevens 27149480200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Swift 27151960400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Todd 27153790600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Wabasha 27157490300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Wadena 27159480300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Waseca 27161790500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Winona 27169670500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Minnesota Yellow Medicine 27173970100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015

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