Dakota County MN Information


Dakota County Subdivisions

Dakota County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 413,094
Population in Households 410,241
Population in Familes 339,923
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,853
Population Density1 735
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 158,627
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 109,658
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 165,327 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 119,893 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 38,734 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,700 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $242,520
Average Home Value $278,602


Median Household Income $78,131
Average Household Income $100,046
Per Capita Income $38,555
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.67%
Households 0.68% 0.74%
Families 0.58% 0.68%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.


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, 2016 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 # 7 93rd
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.