Apple Valley, MN Profile: Facts & Data


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Apple Valley, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Apple Valley had a population of 52,971 as of July 1, 2018. 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 44.7319 and longitude -93.2177 in Dakota County. The formal boundaries for the City of Apple Valley 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.

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

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Apple Valley, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 52,971
Population in Households 52,657
Population in Familes 43,788
Population in Group Qrtrs 314
Population Density2 3,139
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $86,226
Average Household Income $108,405
Per Capita Income $41,910


Total Housing Units 21,073 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,326 (77.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,093 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 654 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $247,953
Average Home Value $274,557


Total Households 20,419
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 14,268
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.93% 1.45%
Households 0.96% 1.47%
Families 0.78% 1.33%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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, 2018 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 # 18 98th
Population Density # 28 97th
Diversity Index # 88 90th
Median Household Income # 80 91st
Per Capita Income # 67 93rd

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