April 09, 2020
2020 Census response rate map for Minneapolis

CURA’s Community GIS team created this map of Census 2020 return rates in Minneapolis and is updating it regularly through the 2020 collection period. Here is a St. Paul Census 2020 return rate map.

Click on an area to see the percentage of households who have responded to the census so far. Each area is a census tract. Click on the right arrow at top of the pop-up window to see how the current return rate…

March 06, 2017
As funding to upgrade the City Academy went through St. Paul’s Capital Improvement Budget process, the East Side Neighborhood Development Center sought CURA’s help to investigate disparities in funding across the city. Photo by John Vaughn

John Vaughn has thought for years that the east side of St. Paul has not received as much funding as other parts of the city. “Anecdotally, I’ve seen the East Side has lost out on city funding to other neighborhoods,” said Vaughn recently. “Having the City Academy project funding be so severely cut pushed me to organize around finding some hard evidence of this.”

In 2015 Vaughn, who is the executive director of the East Side Neighborhood…

May 14, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, we posted a map of Minneapolis Racial/Ethnic Diversity Index. One of our Twitter followers very wisely requested we apply the same lens to the City of St. Paul. Here is that map.

What does this map show?

This map shows the diversity score* of St. Paul neighborhoods. “Diversity” refers to the relative proportions of racial and ethnic groups in an area (here, census tracts). An area has a high diversity score if it has more equal proportions of different racial and ethnic groups. An…