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Who lives along the proposed Southwest Light Rail route?

Here’s a demographic snapshot of the communities near the Green Line extension between Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.

With the Green Line in operation between downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, attention now turns to the Twin Cities' next light rail project: Southwest Light Rail, also called the Green Line extension. The current route proposal spans 16 miles and connects downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie, passing through St. Louis Park, Hopkins and Minnetonka. The map below shows the current route with its 16 stations, along with demographic information about nearby U.S. Census tracts: population density, income, people of color and public transit use. Click on a demographic factor to change the map.