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Welcome to 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 department 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.


  • Now accepting nominations for IPUMS Research Awards! Cash prizes for best published work and best work by a grad student (published or not). Self-nominations encouraged. The submission deadline is February 15, 2016.
  • The MPC is hiring! See our employment opportunities page for open positions.  
  • Call of papers: We are seeking papers related to the collection or analysis of time use data for a time use workshop this summer. The deadline for submission is February 1, 2016.
  • Help support MPC! Your donation helps us provide you with the research data you need.