Dakota County MN Information


Dakota County Subdivisions

Dakota County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 420,320
Daytime Population: Workers 186,962
Daytime Population: Residents 192,885
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 379,847
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 417,488
Population in Familes 345,872
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,832
Population Density2 748
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $79,644
Average Household Income $101,893
Per Capita Income $39,026


Total Housing Units 166,928 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 120,514 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 39,919 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,495 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $251,279
Average Home Value $281,980


Total Households 160,433
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 110,906
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 0.74% 0.75%
Households 0.74% 0.76%
Families 0.66% 0.71%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.19%


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, 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 # 3 98th
Population Density # 4 97th
Diversity Index # 7 93rd
Median Household Income # 4 97th
Per Capita Income # 5 95th

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