Somalians in Minnesota

By Drake Anderson

Push and pull factors

Most Somalis that live in Minnesota came here for refugees. They also came because of an established Somalia community, like health care, and education are most pull factors.some push factors are are they don't have good jobs, not enough money, and poor living conditions.

Ravenstein's Laws if Migration

Rules that apply are rural to urban, long distance, step by steps. Not rules that apply are counter flow, and short distance.

Where they live

Most live in the metro area like Minneapolis. For most Africans professional skills is a problem. They mostly do labor work when they move to Minnesota.


They have troubles getting jobs because they don't have much experience with jobs in the U.S. they also have trouble paying interest, which makes it hard to buy a house