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Minnesota is located in the Midwestern region and is the 12th largest state in the nation covering an area of 86,938.87 square miles. Minnesota is the 21st most populous state with about 5.2 million residents. Nearly 60% of the state’s population resides in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, also known as the Twin Cities.

Per the Census Bureau, 12.1% of the population is above the age of 65. Women comprise 50.4% of the population. Among the people above the age of 25, 87.9% are high school graduates and 27.4% hold a bachelor’s degree.

Minnesota is among the largest producers of iron ore in the nation. Agriculture is one of the main industries and the state is a leader in the production of wheat, corn, soybeans, and livestock. Minnesota is also a principal producer of dry milk, creamery butter, cheese, and sweet corn. By the 1950s, manufacturing rivaled agriculture as the chief source of income for the state. Now, the major industries in Minnesota produce electronic equipment, processed foods, paper products, chemicals, and stone, clay, and glass products. Minnesota is also a leader in the development of computers and other hi-tech manufacturing. Printing and publishing industries are also important.

As of January 2009, the civilian workforce in Minnesota totaled about 2,941.3 thousand people, of which 7.6% were unemployed. The major sectors of Minnesota's non-farm labor market include Trade, Transportation and Utilities (17.4%), Manufacturing (10.8%), Professional and Business Services (10.5%), Leisure and Hospitality (8%), Education and Health Services (15.38%) and Government (14.1%).

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