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Eagan, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Eagan had a population of 65,882 as of July 1, 2016. Eagan 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 Eagan is located at latitude 44.8155 and longitude -93.1624 in Dakota County. The formal boundaries for the City of Eagan (see map below) encompass a land area of 31.12 sq. miles and a water area of 2.31 sq. miles. Dakota County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 958 feet.

The City of Eagan (GNIS ID: 2394586) 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 Eagan 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 Eagan: City of Eagan.

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


Total Population 65,882
Population in Households 65,685
Population in Familes 53,371
Population in Group Qrtrs 197
Population Density1 2,117
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 26,245
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 17,371
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,299 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,990 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,255 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,054 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $267,093
Average Home Value $298,428


Median Household Income $84,327
Average Household Income $111,440
Per Capita Income $44,453
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.4%
Households 0.62% 0.54%
Families 0.46% 0.43%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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.

Eagan, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Eagan 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 # 11 99th
Population Density1 # 62 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 80 91st
Median Household Income # 62 93rd
Per Capita Income # 41 96th

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