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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.

Read East Metro Pulse

VOLUME 1
Highlights from our 2016 East Metro Pulse Survey

VOLUME 2
Highlights from our 2018 East Metro Pulse Survey

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

Download the Reports

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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 Nadege Souvenir, senior vice president of Operations and Learning, to learn more.

Be on the lookout for the next survey in 2021.

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