Indian Diaspora in Minnesota

Attorneys, Temples, Curry, Movies & More

Tens of thousands of Indians now call Minnesota home.

According to the 2010 Census, there are over 33,000 Asian-Indians in Minnesota (that numbers does not include the illegal desi residents whose numbers are growing across the U.S.)

Thanks to the migration of techies (mostly from South India), the Indian population in Minnesota has been doubling every decade.

The numbers speak eloquently about the growth of Minnesota Indian community:
Indian Population in Minnesota image ©
Media reports say Asian-Indians are the fastest growing ethnic group in Minnesota, still an overwhelmingly White state. Indians account for 15.4% of the Asian community in Minnesota.

One merely has to look at the Curry Explosion (Indian restaurants) across Minnesota to realize that an Indian tsunami has hit the state.

Since a lot Indians are employed in the tech sector as IT programmers and consultants, Minnesota desis are financially well-off compared to other ethnic groups in the state.

While Asian-Indians are now spread across the state, you'll see more of them in Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Woodbury, Edina, Plymouth and Minneapolis.

Picture Courtesy: Minnesota Venkateswara Temple
Minnesota Venkateswara Temple

Hindu Temples

Majority of Minnesota Indians are Hindus and that's reflected in the several temples that have now come up in the state.

Hindu Temple of Minnesota, Hindu Samaj Temple of Minnesota and Minnesota Balaji Temple are a few of the major Hindu temples in Minnesota.

Besides the Hindu temples, there is a Kerala Christian Church and Tamil Ministry (part of the Global Harvest Church) to provide religious support to South Indian Christians.

Buffet & Dum Biryani

Minnesota is also home to a range of Indian restaurants serving North Indian dishes like Chicken Curry, Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Tikka and South Indian favorites like Idly, Medhu Vada, Masala Dosa, Pongal, Dum Biryani, Chettinad Chicken and more.

Besides restaurants, Indians have established grocery stores, real estate agencies and immigration law firms, tax consultancy offices etc to cater to the needs of the growing Minnesota Indian community.

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