a vibrant and thriving community

We continue to see incredible growth, development, and investment in our downtown community. Downtown and its five neighborhoods are currently home to 216,141 employees and 56,077 residents while typically welcoming approximately 30 million visitors each year. Here are a few key facts and figures that highlight downtown’s vitality. Click Here for our 2021 By The Numbers PDF.

Key Facts

demographics and population

56,077 downtown residents
37.2% percent increase in population since 2016
216,141 employees work daily downtown



Downtown added 1,500 new apartment units in 2021.
Downtown absorbed 269,793 square feet of Class A office space.
Downtown Minneapolis accounts for 36.2% of all Twin Cities office space.
Minneapolis topped $1 billion in new construction permits for the 10th straight year.
$647 million of the $1.6 billion permitted were from downtown Wards 3 and 7.
Downtown’s top 15 employers make up 22 % of the downtown employee
Eleven, featuring 118 condo homes, is the tallest building constructed in Minnesota
since 1992.


top 15 downtown employers

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City of Minneapolis
Federal Reserve Bank
Hennepin County
Hennepin Healthcare
RBC Wealth Management
SPS Commerce
Strategic Education
U.S. Bank
Wells Fargo
Xcel Energy

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