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Dakota County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2014: 412,529 (95% urban, 5% rural); it was 355,904 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 95,233
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 21,075
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 102,549
Renter-occupied apartments: 35,752 (it was 28,602 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

27%

Land area: 570 sq. mi.

Water area: 16.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 724 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dakota County: 113.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (32.9%), Educational, health and social services (25.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Dakota County, Minnesota:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (82.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.6%)
  • Asian alone (4.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Minnesota median age:  37.0 years
Males: 202,522  (49.1%)
Females: 210,007  (50.9%)

Dakota County,MN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Dakota County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $73,475 ($61,863 in 1999)

This county:

$73475
Minnesota:

$60702

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $888 (lower quartile is $732, upper quartile is $1,142)
This county:

$888
State:

$753


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $218,800 (it was $148,500 in 2000)
Dakota:

$218,800
Minnesota:

$180,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $155,000 - $299,700

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $280,499
Here:

$280,499
State:

$229,257

Townhouses or other attached units: $163,707
Here:

$163,707
State:

$168,477

In 2-unit structures: $165,427
Here:

$165,427
State:

$168,680

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $136,943
Here:

$136,943
State:

$142,494

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $89,614
Here:

$89,614
State:

$160,166

Mobile homes: $28,351
Here:

$28,351
State:

$45,753
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,582
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $501

Institutionalized population: 1,858

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 15
  • Burglaries: 50
  • Thefts: 129
  • Auto thefts: 18

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 73
  • Thefts: 160
  • Auto thefts: 26
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Health of residents in Dakota County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.8. This is significantly better than average.
83.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
43.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
77.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
83.0% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 199 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 159 pounds. This is about average.
33.6% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2383 buildings, average cost: $154,600
  • 2001: 2274 buildings, average cost: $169,000
  • 2002: 2278 buildings, average cost: $173,700
  • 2003: 2722 buildings, average cost: $185,800
  • 2004: 2189 buildings, average cost: $191,600
  • 2005: 1529 buildings, average cost: $215,700
  • 2006: 1250 buildings, average cost: $221,100
  • 2007: 806 buildings, average cost: $225,900
  • 2008: 437 buildings, average cost: $252,500
  • 2009: 419 buildings, average cost: $241,600
  • 2010: 448 buildings, average cost: $250,700
  • 2011: 417 buildings, average cost: $269,900
  • 2012: 800 buildings, average cost: $271,800
  • 2013: 1084 buildings, average cost: $294,500
  • 2014: 944 buildings, average cost: $301,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,597 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,453 (1.2%)

Dakota County household income distribution in 2009 Dakota County home values distribution Dakota County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.1%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.5% for Black residents, 28.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.2% for American Indian residents, 28.2% for other race residents, 19.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.1%
Dakota County:

9.1%
Minnesota:

11.2%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.5% for Black residents, 28.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.6% for American Indian residents, 28.9% for other race residents, 18.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 26 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

Area name: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dakota County is $705 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $855 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1119 a month.

Cities in this county include: Eagan, Burnsville, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Hastings, Rosemount, Farmington.

Dakota County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Dakota County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.015 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Hancock County, Maine , Crook County, Oregon , Linn County, Oregon , Lincoln County, Wisconsin , Sully County, South Dakota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Minnesota:

3.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 17,197
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 34.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 18,049 (47% naturalized citizens)

Dakota County:

5.1%
Whole state:

5.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 5,331
  • 1990 to 1994: 3,716
  • 1985 to 1989: 2,322
  • 1980 to 1984: 2,403
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,360
  • 1970 to 1974: 748
  • 1970 to 1974: 483
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,686

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 45.8%

Dakota County marital status for males Dakota County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 81,534
  • One, attached: 18,482
  • Two: 1,612
  • 3 or 4: 2,547
  • 5 to 9: 3,087
  • 10 to 19: 4,053
  • 20 or more: 18,555
  • Mobile homes: 3,812
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 68

Housing units in Dakota County with a mortgage: 77,208 (10,700 second mortgage, 13,321 home equity loan, 496 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,786

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

74.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dakota County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic112,26418
Evangelical Protestant57,007111
Mainline Protestant55,85056
Other6,32127
Orthodox1,1735
Black Protestant3132
None165,624-
Dakota County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 35
Dakota County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 118
Dakota County:

3.03 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 196
This county:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dakota County:

6.1%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Dakota County:

25.6%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.6%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Dakota County:

Average size of farms: 236 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $112,337
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $388.07
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 19.77%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.50%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $88,601
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 81.41%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 24.25%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $86,099
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.26%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.55
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 15.84%
Corn for grain: 89024 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1609 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 71224 harvested acres
Vegetables: 9,911 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 186 acres

Earthquake activity:

Dakota County-area historical earthquake activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 155.6 miles away from Dakota County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 167.0 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 312.5 miles away from the county center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 195.6 miles away from the county center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.6 miles away from Dakota County center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 319.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • MinnesotaFlooding, Incident Period: March 1, 2010 to April 26, 2010, Emergency Declared (EM-3310): March 19, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3310, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • MinnesotaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3242): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3242, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MinnesotaFlooding, Incident Period: March 23, 2001 to July 3, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1370): May 16, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1370, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • MinnesotaSevere Storms, Flooding And Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 17, 2000 to July 26, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1333): June 27, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1333, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MinnesotaSevere Storms, Straight-Line Winds And Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 15, 1998 to June 28, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1225): June 23, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1225, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • MinnesotaSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: March 21, 1997 to May 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1175): April 8, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1175, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MinnesotaFlooding, Incident Period: March 14, 1996 to June 17, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1116): June 1, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1116, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • MinnesotaFlooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 6, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-993): June 11, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-993, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MinnesotaSEVERE STORMS, TORNADOES, FLOODING, Incident Period: July 20, 1987 to August 5, 1987, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-797): August 6, 1987, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-797, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MinnesotaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, Hail, Flooding, Incident Period: July 8, 1978, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-560): July 8, 1978, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-560, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Dakota County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (11%)
  • Vietnam (9%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • India (6%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Russia (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dakota County (%):

  • German (32%)
  • Norwegian (13%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Swedish (6%)
  • English (4%)
  • United States or American (3%)
  • Polish (3%)

Dakota County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 165,063 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 17,755 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4,436 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 8 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 10 (0%)
  • Railroad: 16 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0%)
  • Taxi: 70 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 89 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 259 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,011 (1%)
  • Other means: 1,013 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 7,062 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Dakota County, Minnesota in 2000:

  • 708 people in nursing homes
  • 592 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 344 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 212 people in other group homes
  • 147 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 102 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 102 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 62 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 40 people in religious group quarters
  • 39 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 36 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 15 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Dakota County, Minnesota in 2010:

  • 1,476 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 634 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 292 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 200 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 82 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 62 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 45 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 22 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 19 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 17 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in correctional residential facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $75,680.

6.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,922 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.87%
Minnesota average:

6.51%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($332 average AGI)
Dakota County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.02%

5.00% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($29,444 average AGI)
1.83% relocated from other states ($13,145 average AGI)
Dakota County:

1.83%
Minnesota average:

1.96%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hennepin County, MN  1.73% ($41,230 average AGI)
from Ramsey County, MN  1.16% ($40,896)
from Washington County, MN  0.46% ($40,092)
from Scott County, MN  0.45% ($41,477)
from Anoka County, MN  0.17% ($37,093)
from Rice County, MN  0.13% ($39,769)
from Goodhue County, MN  0.09% ($49,145)


7.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($47,530 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Minnesota average:

6.71%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($342 average AGI)
Dakota County:

0.04%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

4.87% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($29,572 average AGI)
2.15% relocated to other states ($17,616 average AGI)
Dakota County:

2.15%
Minnesota average:

2.16%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hennepin County, MN  1.79% ($41,449 average AGI)
to Ramsey County, MN  1.03% ($36,234)
to Scott County, MN  0.55% ($53,574)
to Washington County, MN  0.43% ($45,753)
to Anoka County, MN  0.16% ($40,925)
to Rice County, MN  0.11% ($45,497)
to Carver County, MN  0.08% ($48,630)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.3

Births per 1000 population in Dakota County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 4.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 4.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 5.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Dakota County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 1.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Dakota County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dakota County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dakota County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 38,793 (32,978 aged, 5,815 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,582 (4%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Dakota County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2101)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1746)
  • Unspecified dementia (1590)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1215)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (970)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (949)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (906)
  • Congestive heart failure (756)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (701)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (649)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.79
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4291.430
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 89.96
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 14265.89

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1433.030
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 492.710
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11.73

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 49.63
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 78.73

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.73

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.6. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 83.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 35.7
  • Suffocation - 23.4
  • Poisoning - 16.5
  • Other - 7.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 395,699
  • In family households: 337,478 (78,080 male householders, 27,668 female householders)
    83,930 spouses, 125,901 children (118,397 natural, 3,085 adopted, 4,419 stepchildren), 4,061 grandchildren, 3,031 brothers or sisters, 2,315 parents, 3,193 other relatives, 7,833 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 58,221 (20,867 male householders (15,291 living alone)), 25,445 female householders (21,329 living alone)), 11,909 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,853 (1,858 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 41,991 2-persons, 24,725 3-persons, 23,861 4-persons, 10,114 5-persons, 3,364 6-persons, 1,693 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 36,620 1-person, 8,147 2-persons, 1,054 3-persons, 365 4-persons, 88 5-persons, 26 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons.

82,213 married couples with children.
17,334 single-parent households (3,776 men, 13,558 women).

92.4% of residents of Dakota County speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (65% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,104,758,000 ($2914 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $177,046,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $509,496,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $138,696,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,200,000
Federal grants: $126,507,000
Federal procurement contracts: $132,899,000 ($91,370,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $186,961,000 ($68,872,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $443,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $315,323,000
Federal Government insurance: $92,023,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 27,725
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 9,075
Here:

24 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3,899
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +5,581
Here +15 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Dakota County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 31.98 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

3.7

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,210
  • 2000 to 2004: 27,114
  • 1990 to 1999: 34,765
  • 1980 to 1989: 34,098
  • 1970 to 1979: 29,151
  • 1960 to 1969: 16,291
  • 1950 to 1959: 8,721
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,302
  • 1939 or earlier: 8,204
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dakota County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 74
  • 2 rooms: 837
  • 3 rooms: 2,141
  • 4 rooms: 6,647
  • 5 rooms: 14,905
  • 6 rooms: 16,277
  • 7 rooms: 17,298
  • 8 rooms: 18,860
  • 9+ rooms: 25,510
  • 1 room: 1,436
  • 2 rooms: 3,134
  • 3 rooms: 6,934
  • 4 rooms: 8,530
  • 5 rooms: 4,905
  • 6 rooms: 1,872
  • 7 rooms: 932
  • 8 rooms: 576
  • 9+ rooms: 283
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dakota County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 201
  • 1 bedroom: 2,410
  • 2 bedrooms: 21,429
  • 3 bedrooms: 41,695
  • 4 bedrooms: 29,899
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6,915
  • no bedroom: 1,671
  • 1 bedroom: 10,642
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,755
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,722
  • 4 bedrooms: 665
  • 5+ bedrooms: 147
Cars and other vehicles available in Dakota County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,794
  • 1 vehicle: 22,299
  • 2 vehicles: 54,960
  • 3 vehicles: 17,204
  • 4 vehicles: 4,748
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,544
  • no vehicle: 3,653
  • 1 vehicle: 14,561
  • 2 vehicles: 8,549
  • 3 vehicles: 1,500
  • 4 vehicles: 245
  • 5+ vehicles: 94

55% of Dakota County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Minnesota.

Dakota County:

55.2%
State average:

58.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 237668
  • Northeast: 9402
  • Midwest: 60612
  • South: 13580
  • West: 13931

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $149,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dakota County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (91.7%)
  • Electricity (4.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (62.1%)
  • Electricity (30.6%)
  • Other fuel (2.9%)
  • No fuel used (1.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5,013
Here:

10.4%
Minnesota:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,499
Here:

6.6%
Minnesota:

6.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,188
Here:

24.4%
Minnesota:

24.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Dakota County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $20,118,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $3,236,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $36,836,000
    General - Other: $4,271,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $60,852,000
    Financial Administration: $18,432,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,951,000
    Police Protection: $13,916,000
    Health - Other: $12,195,000
    Libraries: $10,467,000
    Central Staff Services: $10,007,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,816,000
    Regular Highways: $7,680,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,095,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,669,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,362,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,359,000
    General - Other: $4,668,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,972,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,014,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,931,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $3,292,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $82,094,000

Dakota County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $58,882,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,742,000
    Regular Highways: $855,000
    Parks and Recreation: $660,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,455,000
    Highways: $3,714,000
    All Other: $2,877,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,778,000
    Health and Hospitals: $689,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,235,000
    All Other: $2,649,000
    Public Welfare: $327,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,216,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,221,000
    Sale of Property: $165,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $99,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $43,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $21,082,000
    All Other: $12,667,000
    Public Welfare: $10,196,000
    Highways: $7,644,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,451,000
    Housing and Community Development: $73,000
  • Tax - Property: $104,106,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $910,000
    Other License: $872,000
    Severance: $469,000

Dakota County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,595,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $90,715,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,800,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,920,000

Dakota County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,154,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $169,211,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,847,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,096
  • Number of aged recipients: 441
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,655
  • Number of recipients under 18: 550
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,870
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 676
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 831
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,403
Dakota County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Dakota County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 87 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,639$177,2562,020$185,83212,083$207,123537$94,9769$1,288,444391$146,70635$49,057
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED126$166,143164$182,9941,085$207,92185$61,4590$037$135,16217$49,706
APPLICATIONS DENIED221$176,217248$151,9962,956$221,486262$58,4270$0131$140,08460$44,417
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN213$175,221231$207,8612,367$213,525117$102,8552$4,292,50081$168,9636$47,833
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS32$162,75039$184,179829$199,56555$79,2730$014$154,9297$44,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 87 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED386$218,332260$239,7275$167,8000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED84$240,65587$238,1032$187,5001$155,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED63$215,25449$230,3272$142,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$225,42118$258,5000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS15$194,9336$223,5000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Dakota County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John94175.3 years
Mary83279.6 years
Robert62172.4 years
William61175.4 years
James51669.7 years
Margaret50281.3 years
George47976.5 years
Helen47082.4 years
Dorothy41479.7 years
Joseph40275.4 years
Most common last names in Dakota County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson56175.8 years
Anderson32476.7 years
Nelson21678.1 years
Olson21677.8 years
Peterson19978.5 years
Miller19978.9 years
Smith16375.8 years
Larson15077.3 years
Erickson12175.9 years
Swanson11678.0 years
Businesses in Dakota County, MN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI4Kroger1
AMF Bowling1LA Fitness2
AT&T6La-Z-Boy4
Ace Hardware8Lane Bryant1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture4
Aeropostale1LensCrafters1
AmericInn4Little Caesars Pizza6
American Eagle Outfitters2Long John Silver's1
Applebee's8Lowe's1
Arby's6Macy's1
AutoZone2Marriott4
Avenue1Marshalls1
Bakers Square2MasterBrand Cabinets29
Barnes & Noble3Maurices2
Bath & Body Works1Mazda1
Bed Bath & Beyond2McDonald's17
Best Western1Men's Wearhouse2
Blockbuster5Menards3
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Microtel2
Budget Car Rental1Motel 61
Buffalo Wild Wings4Motherhood Maternity3
Burger King10New Balance6
CVS7Nike23
Caribou Coffee19Nissan2
Casual Male XL1Office Depot2
Catherines1OfficeMax5
Charlotte Russe1Old Country Buffet2
Chevrolet3Old Navy2
Chipotle5Olive Garden1
Chuck E. Cheese's2Outback2
Cinnabon 1Outback Steakhouse2
Clarion1Pac Sun1
Cold Stone Creamery3Panda Express2
Comfort Inn1Panera Bread4
Cracker Barrel1Papa John's Pizza4
Curves7Payless3
DHL2Penske5
Dairy Queen13PetSmart2
Days Inn2Pier 1 Imports2
Deb1Pizza Hut8
Decora Cabinetry2Plato's Closet1
Dennys1Quiznos3
Discount Tire4RadioShack4
Domino's Pizza7Red Lobster1
DressBarn1Red Robin1
Dressbarn1Ruby Tuesday2
Eddie Bauer1Rue211
Express1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Extended Stay America1SAS Shoes1
Famous Footwear4SONIC Drive-In1
Fashion Bug1Sam's Club2
FedEx50Sears6
Finish Line1Slumberland3
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel6
Ford3Staples1
GNC5Starbucks12
GameStop5Subaru1
Gap2Subway13
Gymboree1T-Mobile18
H&R Block15T.G.I. Driday's1
Hilton3T.J.Maxx2
Holiday Inn4Taco Bell8
Hollister Co.1Target7
Home Depot4The Limited1
Homestead Studio Suites1Toyota2
Honda2Toys"R"Us2
Hot Topic1Travelodge1
Houlihan's1U-Haul15
Hyundai2UPS60
IHOP2Vans3
InTown Suites1Verizon Wireless7
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret1
Jimmy John's1Volkswagen2
Jones New York4Walgreens16
Journeys1Walmart5
Justice1Wendy's6
KFC8Wet Seal1
Kincaid1White Castle2
Kmart2YMCA4
Kohl's3

Dakota County on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"