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 51,023 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Apple Valley, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 51,023
Daytime Population: Workers 16,222
Daytime Population: Residents 22,574
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 38,796
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 50,709
Population in Familes 42,412
Population in Group Qrtrs 314
Population Density2 3,024
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $83,183
Average Household Income $104,622
Per Capita Income $40,513


Total Housing Units 20,364 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,826 (77.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,870 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 668 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $241,849
Average Home Value $264,667


Total Households 19,696
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 13,837
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.54% 1.19%
Households 0.59% 1.22%
Families 0.46% 1.1%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

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, 2017 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 Density # 29 97th
Diversity Index # 90 90th
Median Household Income # 73 92nd
Per Capita Income # 62 93rd

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