While Minnesota has experienced net population growth since 2010, that growth has been largely concentrated in the Twin Cities region, according to county population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census.
Hennepin County has seen the largest net increase, up 46,453 after accounting for births, deaths and migration in and out of the county. In percentage terms, Hennepin ranked third behind Scott (5.6 percent) and Carver (5 percent).
Meanwhile, the southwestern corner of the state generally saw populations decline. No county had a net loss greater than 733 people (McCleod), but many saw declines of greater than 2 percent.
Renville County had the greatest drop since 2010, down 3.6 percent. The exceptions to the trend were Blue Earth County, which saw a 2.4 percent increase, and Nobles, up 1.1 percent.
Click on the map below for county-by-county breakdowns.