Apple Valley, MN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Apple Valley, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Apple Valley had a population of 49,861 as of July 1, 2016. Apple Valley ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Apple Valley is located at latitude 44.7453 and longitude -93.1993 in Dakota County. The formal boundaries for the City of Apple Valley (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.69 sq. miles. Dakota County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 955 feet.

The City of Apple Valley (GNIS ID: 2393967) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Apple Valley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Apple Valley: City of Apple Valley.

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Apple Valley, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 49,861
Population in Households 49,545
Population in Familes 41,457
Population in Group Qrtrs 316
Population Density1 2,955
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 19,358
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 13,603
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,072 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,664 (78.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,694 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 714 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $233,067
Average Home Value $258,930


Median Household Income $81,930
Average Household Income $103,166
Per Capita Income $40,184
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 1.01%
Households 0.41% 1.13%
Families 0.26% 1.0%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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.

Apple Valley, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Apple Valley to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 19 98th
Population Density1 # 30 97th
Diversity Index2 # 89 90th
Median Household Income # 74 92nd
Per Capita Income # 56 94th

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