A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: MINNESOTA

MINNESOTA

Population (1994): 4,496,000 (up 2.2% from 1990), 1.8% of U.S. total

Voting-age population: 3,362,000; 1994 turnout, 53%

Median age: 32.5 years

Median household income: $33,644 ($1,380 above U.S. median)

Unemployment: 3.4% (2.2% below U.S. average, March 1996) Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 43% Bush (R): 32% Perot (I): 24%

Congressional delegation: Seven Democrats, three Republicans

Minnesota's German and Scandinavian roots are reflected in its strong individuals, respect for work and generous social programs. Minnesotans take care of their own--the top 78 of the state's companies contribute 5% of their earnings to charity--and citizens participate in their government via local precinct...

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