Welcome to the MPC

The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) is a University-wide interdisciplinary cooperative for demographic research. The MPC serves nearly 100 faculty affiliates spread over 26 departments in nine colleges at the University of Minnesota. As a leading developer and disseminator of demographic data, we also serve a broader audience of some 70,000 demographic researchers worldwide.


  • Check out our amazing cohort of Graduate Trainees in Population Studies.
  • Professor Phyllis Moen's program, the University of Minnesota Advanced Careers Initiative, is featured in the Star Tribune. Dr. Moen is an MPC member, holds the McKnight Endowed Presidential Chair in Sociology, and is founding director of the Advanced Careers Initiative. 

  • MPC faculty and research staff are eligible to apply to use the services of a 10-hour per week graduate research assistant. See here for more details. 

  • Catch up with the MPC, IPUMS, and all our data projects via our blog, Use It For Good.
  • Help support MPC! Your donation to the MPC helps us provide you with the research data you need.

Contact Us

Minnesota Population Center
50 Willey Hall
225 – 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-624-5818
Fax: 612-626-8375
E-mail: mpc@umn.edu