East Metro Pulse
Strengthening the East Metro is at the heart of The Saint Paul Foundation’s mission. To support this work, we created East Metro Pulse, a community survey and report that measures community vitality and quality of life in Dakota, Ramsey and Washington Counties.
How Healthy is Our Region?
23 percent of survey repondents volunteer once a month or more.
Worry About the Mortgage
35 percent of African American respondents said paying for rent or mortgage was their biggest housing-related concern.
Love Their Schools
51 percent of all respondents said the K-12 school closest to home had a positive impact.
Can Save for college
Only 36 percent of female respondents indicated they have been able to save anything for their children's higher education.
Measuring connection and community
Data can reveal many things about a place. But the way a community functions is more nuanced than numerical. Do all of our neighbors experience the same connections and engagement within their community? Statistics show us one layer of connection. When we dig deeper and look at how East Metro residents feel about their community schools, how many of us know our neighbors, and how some of us feel about our economic stability, interesting trends emerge.
We hope East Metro Pulse will inform and guide policy makers, funders and local leaders to find opportunities to learn, champion important issues and create new networks that will benefit our community.
Frequently Asked Questions
We launched the first East Metro Pulse survey in the summer of 2016. Over 1,800 community members shared their insights. To learn more about East Metro Pulse and the survey, view our FAQ page.View our FAQs
The first East Metro Pulse report was released in March 2017. The Saint Paul Foundation will conduct a new survey and report every two years. Read out inaugural report to see what we learned.Read the Report
About the Survey
1,194,467 people call the East Metro home.
The survey was available in English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish.
Community members across the East Metro shared their experiences.
Read the Report
Use the links below to view the East Metro Pulse report and the complete survey data book.
East Metro Pulse Report
Take a look at a sampling of data revealed by our survey.
East Metro Pulse Data Book
Dig deeper into data with a full listing of all survey responses.
Data for Your Community
What could East Metro Pulse could mean for your community? How could this new resource impact your work? Contact Nadege Souvenir, associate vice president of Community Impact, to learn more.