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East Metro Pulse

We want to learn more about the strengths and challenges facing our community. But the way a community functions is more nuanced than numerical.

East Metro Pulse is a tool to measure community vitality and quality of life in Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties. In each iteration of the survey and report, we ask East Metro residents how they feel about community connectedness, economic opportunity and security, education and much more.

East Metro Pulse provides valuable data on the health and vitality of the East Metro and ensures that grantseekers, community leaders, policymakers and others have access to comprehensive and meaningful data about the region. The results of East Metro Pulse help the Foundation and our neighbors better understand our community’s strengths and opportunities for growth.

Volume 3 Survey

Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL

What is East Metro Pulse?
We want to learn more about the strengths and challenges facing our community. East Metro Pulse is a tool the Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation will use to measure community vitality and quality of life in Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties. We ask East Metro residents how they feel about community connectedness, economic opportunity and security, education and much more. Data collected through East Metro Pulse will be used to help our neighbors, leaders and policymakers better understand the state of the East Metro.

What does the Foundation hope to learn from this survey?
We are interested in a wide range of issues that affect the daily lives of East Metro residents. We hope our survey will help us learn about everything from poverty to education, transportation to food security, arts and culture to health and more.

SURVEY

Why do we need the public’s help?
We want to make our community stronger. That wouldn’t be possible without the input of people like you, and your friends and neighbors. Community members are the best people to tell us what is working and what is not. Your opinions will shape the conversations our leaders and policy makers have about the East Metro. We want those conversations to be about the issues that you care about the most.

REPORTS & DATA BOOKS

Where can I find East Metro Pulse?
Prior East Metro Pulse reports and data books are available in the next section of this webpage.

How will you use what you have learned from the survey and report?
East Metro Pulse provides valuable data and information on how the East Metro is doing and ensures that grant seekers, community leaders, policymakers and others have access to comprehensive and meaningful data about the region. The results of East Metro Pulse will help the Foundation, and our neighbors in the East Metro and throughout Minnesota, have a better understanding of our community’s strengths and opportunities for growth.

Volume 2 Report

Take a look at a sampling of data revealed by our 2018 survey.

Download the Report

Volume 2 Data Book

Dig deeper into the data with a full listing of all survey responses.

Download the Data Book

Volume 1 Report

See highlights from our 2016 East Metro Pulse Survey.

Download the Survey Highlights

Volume 1 Data Book

View full survey responses from our 2016 East Metro Pulse survey.

Download the Data Book

Interact With the Data

Use the interactive data book to view, filter and download survey results.

Highlights from East Metro Pulse Volume 2

1950
1950
Residents

East Metro residents responded to the household survey

66%
66%
Belonging

Think of the East Metro as a place where they belong.

19k
19k
Data

Nearly 19,000 data points available in the report

27%
27%
No Concerns

Less than a third of respondents reported having no housing-related concerns

TAKE THE PULSE OF
GREATER MINNESOTA

View the Rural Pulse, a survey of rural Minnesotans, conducted by the Blandin Foundation. The Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation sponsored the urban comparison survey.

Data for Your Community

What could East Metro Pulse mean for your community? How could this resource impact your work? Contact Senior Vice President of Operations and Learning Nadege Souvenir to learn more.

Be on the lookout for the next survey results in 2021.

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