Information Technology

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310 4th Ave South, Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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The 2014 Community Technology Survey Results are In!

Survey Data
Full report (PDF) from National Research Center, Inc.
Ward Profiles (PDFs)
Ward 1  Ward 2  Ward 3
Ward 4  Ward 5  Ward 6
Ward 7  Ward 8  Ward 9
Ward 10  Ward 11
Ward 12  Ward 13
Full data set (Raw data and data dictionary in Excel format)
More data: Excel file contains tabs with Community profiles, Neighborhood Clusters, Race/Ethnicity detail and more.
Box plots (PDFs) showing neighborhood data for each of the 11 Communities and the City overall
City news release
CIO Presentation to City Council - Committee of the Whole/IT Policy Subcommittee, May 7, 2014

Thanks to the 3,015 residents who responded!  We continue to work toward digital equity in Minneapolis.

Access to computers and the Internet, along with the skills to use these tools is critical as technology becomes more and more a part of our daily lives and is integrated in our economic, educational, health, and workforce systems. The purpose of the survey is to inform the City’s efforts to overcome the digital equity gap between individuals and groups in their access to and use of technology, and provide data to measure changes in the community over time.

Get Involved

The City is taking a leadership role to help stakeholders, community members, and the private sector come together to address the digital equity gaps in Minneapolis. Attend a community meeting and get involved in other ways to help close the digital equity gap and support technology access and skills for all residents and businesses. 

Help the community bridge the digital divide

City leaders and staff are hosting community meetings with residents, businesses, community groups, and many other stakeholders to share the survey results and recommendations about how to overcome the digital divide in Minneapolis.

Meetings were held in May at East Phillips Park-Cultural and Community Center and in June at North Regional Library. 

Summary of Community Discussions

To request a presentation and discussion about digital equity in Minneapolis and the Community Technology Survey results, contact the City’s IT Department at 612-673-2026.

Key Points from the 2014 Survey

Residents' Internet Access Graphs 2014 Digital Inclusion

Key Challenges

The City of Minneapolis Information Technology Department contracted with National Research Center, Inc. to conduct the survey to gather data about residents’ access to and experiences with computers, mobile devices and the Internet. This is the survey’s third year; the survey was first conducted in 2012 and the second in 2013.

Special thanks to Alex Kaizer, PhD Student in Biostatistics, University of Minnesota, for his help with additional data analysis and visualization. 

Contacts:  Otto Doll, Minneapolis CIO, or Elise Ebhardt at 612-673-2026

Published May 7, 2014