Dakota County MN Information

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Dakota County MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dakota County to the other 87 counties and county equivalents in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 98th
Population Density1 # 4 97th
Diversity Index2 # 8 92nd
Median Household Income # 4 97th
Per Capita Income # 5 95th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Dakota County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 405,808
Population in Households 402,961
Population in Familes 335,036
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,847
Population Density1 722
Diversity Index2 39
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 156,349
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 108,203
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 163,301 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 119,176 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 37,173 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,952 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $234,083
Average Home Value $266,490
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $75,964
Average Household Income $94,564
Per Capita Income $36,502
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.43% 0.6%
Households 0.66% 0.71%
Families 0.54% 0.64%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.84%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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