Minnesota
County
Overall Prosperity
Inclusive Societies
Safety and Security
Personal Freedom
Social Capital
Open Economies
Business Environment
Infrastructure
Economic Quality
Empowered People
Living Conditions
Health
Education
Natural Environment
Carver123243259212011111124
Houston21413122615583638227416
Wabasha32121122212412310165141869
Scott447553191144543243430
Rock528301278531152628342540
Lac qui Parle6191812277713373650323050
Nicollet73229176464760931012313
Stevens84959122423812327531060
Fillmore959125274030323741105658
Chisago10313332929751452109113323
Le Sueur112525330235328262124134332
Pope121314122142325951923193119
Dodge13222312603576671313181453
Washington14626181331381762622283
Dakota1567703546416441234586
McLeod163737126218945181411274015
Wright1746488220245422537189841
Winona1873761234349242530301942
Olmsted1966671253201925484651147
Jackson2087122843456523321335061
Hennepin21878780411214927746971
Grant22241214472753364261562743
Brown232628126482567241112254212
Douglas246165128312243275842721
Pennington2524201271413152173032434718
Wilkin264039126117373283215663549
Crow Wing27717312591913156692541173
Steele28646612445329124864224952
Lyon295957126432666131720371535
Waseca3042441238254227353937243765
Red Lake31331275628126594138475351
Anoka327574365142018412440162248
Wadena332016126621594728076856946
Swift3417151251334642227336826077
Clay3574757948226411452219261270
Sherburne364140343396921713514171385
Goodhue376568124210439215668283472
Meeker385858124051555625157502422
Isanti39515035550713769203523545
Morrison4015121239566247686454727037
Big Stone411822124617924645053556134
Rice4270711267264835233867152062
Otter Tail4360601235343436514657462964
Ramsey448686374217616755215182
Becker4536351252523854545280693810
Murray4630311213768069301816452117
Pipestone4711111223667741406060607420
Lincoln481217129828374342926354528
Roseau491010122468358336282735516
Sibley5034341231546749506517397678
Norman51111215738246707247807845
Kandiyohi5257521277452962145158366336
Chippewa5333321263531473317049707257
Blue Earth54778215737165020284244673
Lake55758412746375765956385274
Mower5668641280406134564929487338
Benton5776561287447339333448594814
Traverse5835361211673378575446316454
Lake of the Woods59661217791584745759297733
Yellow Medicine6039421216713082583133543926
Redwood6152541232571177195531625768
Faribault6238381245492464287751616776
Nobles635646128428284868175648363
Polk6463631249165210558365774484
Freeborn6553431283361838607983587939
Hubbard6672721273556533794039515827
Cottonwood6727271218803987294434525944
Stearns6884771286301240385381202667
Kanabec694341126870665880587774682
Kittson7048123838576467572652881
Koochiching7129261247775080757462673679
Marshall7216191210848479476944637166
Itasca7348511236646044827866763280
Beltrami7483841282385619786663866211
Watonwan7569691278582671427679408229
St Louis768281845659176865458568169
Cook77546212181727085437384656
Clearwater7855531269608612738270838425
Martin7944451237781086396845496675
Carlton8078788472693657814743812355
Mille Lacs818079837965515177616975801
Todd8245471246635761678686798659
Renville8350491250727872168571576587
Cass848183128175686383715284854
Mahnomen85911285868755878784878731
Aitkin867985125887708586637871758
Pine878580877085748184848778817
Column Definitions
Safety and Security

The Safety & Security pillar measures the degree to which mass killings and injuries, violent crime, and property crime destabilize the security of individuals, both immediately and through longer lasting effects.

Personal Freedom

The Personal Freedom pillar measures progress towards basic legal rights, individual liberties, and social tolerance.

Governance

The Governance pillar measures the extent to which there are checks and restraints on power and whether government operates effectively and without corruption.

Social Capital

The Social Capital pillar measures the strength of personal and social relationships, institutional trust, social networks, and civic participation.

Business Environment

The Business Environment pillar measures the entrepreneurial environment, business infrastructure, access to credit, labor market flexibility, and price distortions for goods and services.

Infrastructure

The Infrastructure pillar measures the quality of the infrastructure that facilities trade – from telecommunications and transport to the availability and reliability of resources.

Economic Quality

The Economic Quality pillar measures how well the economy is equipped to generate wealth sustainably and with the full engagement of its workforce.

Living Conditions

The Living Conditions pillar measures the degree to which a reasonable quality of life is experienced by all, including material resources, shelter, basic services, and connectivity.

Health

The Health pillar measures the health of the population, their illness and risk factors, and access to the services to maintain good health, including health systems, as well as health outcomes including mortality rates.

Education

The Education pillar measures the access to, and quality of, the four stages of education (pre-primary, primary, secondary, and tertiary), as well as the education level of the adult population.

Natural Environment

The Natural Environment pillar measures the aspects of the physical environment that have an immediate impact on people in their daily lives and also those that impact the prosperity of future generations.

How to use this table

The rankings tables show how 50 states and Washington D.C. plus 1,196 counties in 12 selected states compare across the different domains, pillars, elements, and indicators of the American Dream Prosperity Index. (Please note, element and indicator rankings are only displayed for the state level Index but are available for counties in the county profile datasheets available to download.)

We endeavor to create an Index that is methodologically sound, so have consulted a working group of academics and experts with knowledge spanning all of the metrics in the Index to determine the best way to measure prosperity across the U.S.

Our methodology is based on the concept of three domains, capturing institutional, economic, and social wellbeing, that are equally essential to prosperity. These domains are measured through 11 pillars, built upon 48 actionable policy areas (elements), and underpinned by over 200 indicators. For details of how each pillar, element, and indicator is currently weighted in the Index, you can download a copy of our full methodology report in the Downloads section of the site, along with the full 2021 dataset.

However, we know that different people may have different views on how important each metric is to a state or county's prosperity. So, we have created a Weightings tool that allows you to assign different weights - that is, different levels of importance - to the pillars, elements, and indicators.

If you click on the 'Adjust Weightings' button, you can choose to assign each metric in the current ranking table a value from x0 to x2 of the default ADPI weighting. The tool will then re-calculate the rankings based on your preferences. [Please note that the weighting function is intended to provide only an indicative understanding of how changing the weights can affect the rankings. For more information, please don't hesitate to contact us.]

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Weighting

This tool allows you to up- or down-weight individual metrics depending on what is important to you. Once you have made your selection, click the X in the top right corner or back onto the main page, and the table will update to provide an indication of the impact that change would have on a state or county's rank. The default ADPI setting weights all metrics as per our Index methodology (available to read in full in the Downloads section). Please note the resultant rankings are indicative only. For more details, please click on the 'How to use this table' button.

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The Governance pillar is not included in the table above as there is no county variation in Governance, all counties have been given the state score value.

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