The population of those of Japanese descent, in the entire state, was only 1049 in this period before WWII. After the war the Japanese population of Minnesota climbed, and the next census showed a large increase of Japanese immigrants. The total population of the state was 2,792,300.
The largest city in the state had a population of of 464,674, making that an increase of 22%. The next largest populated city in the United States was New Orleans.
In the 1920 Minnesota census records report, it was shown that the state was ranked 24th in the nation according to the school enrollment population. The school year was ranked 33rd, with a 160 day school year being the norm.
With only a 2% increase in population over Minnesota and six other states west of the Mississippi, about 30% of the population of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul, was immigrant population. That is the second largest immigrant population at that time among all the states.
The population reached 1,751,395 for the fast growing state. There was a large immigration population who relied heavily on farming to bring the economy up, and on the natural resources available in the state. Approximately 28% of the population of the entire state resided in the area of the Twin Cities.
1890 Minnesota census records show that it was the peak for Irish immigration. The population of Irish born Minnesotans was an astounding six percent of the entire population of the state.
There was a large immigration influx to the Graceville area when there was a famine in Ireland. About 400 Connemara people were welcomed and given farms to tend, raise their families, and make a living from. Many of the people were not ready to face the devastating winter that was to come, and lost their lives because of it.
In 1870, the record shows that the state of Minnesota contained more almost seventy-five percent of the population of all six states that made up the Northern Pacific. That is more than 400,000 people.
The counted recording for African Americans, at that time called "Colored", was only 259 in the entire state, and 104 of them were men. Henry Newton was one of the residents, and is recorded as being enrolled in the Third Minnesota under the label, "Colored Recruit".
This is the year Minnesota was organized as a territory and took their first census. The count from census workers listing everyone, and counting every person in all nine counties, was over 6,000 people. That count only included white people. The Indians were not counted, and there was a separate count for "Free Colored" people. That count only listed 39 men and women, and didn't count children.
The Minnesota Historical society allows you to search through Minnesota census information and records. Simply type in all or part of the last name, choose whether you want Soundex, and additional information like first name, year of the census, and county. A list of results will be displayed. You can then add comments to the results or order a copy for yourself.
The Minnesota Historical Society can help with searching for Minnesota census information. The page includes a list of the different censuses that were taken in the state, with the highlighted records being available for loan. There is also a link for an in-depth search for a fee, where a representative from the society will send you a copy of the record in which you are interested.
The Minnesota State Demographic Center helps to distribute and analyze Minnesota census information that is gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau, the State of Minnesota, and other sources. The webpage keeps a list of the most requested topics with appropriate links, as well as a link to an A-Z index that will allow you to search for other topics of interest.
If you plan on searching Minnesota census information at the library, the University of Minnesota provides this page with all of the information that you need to know. This includes books that are helpful for research, the type of information available and where it can be found, and how to make copies of the data desired.