Dakota County, Minnesota Population 2018

Dakota County, Minnesota's estimated population is 421,751 with a growth rate of 1.04% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dakota County, Minnesota is the 3rd largest county in Minnesota.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017414,655-7,096-1.68%
2017421,7514,3301.04%
2016417,4213,3010.80%
2015414,1202,2750.55%
2014411,8453,7070.91%
2013408,1383,3890.84%
2012404,7492,9500.73%
2011401,7992,6090.65%
2010399,190123,96345.04%
1990275,22780,94841.67%
1980194,27954,47138.96%
1970139,80861,50578.55%
196078,30329,28459.74%
195049,0199,35923.60%
194039,6605,06814.65%
193034,5925,62519.42%
192028,9673,79615.08%
191025,1713,43815.82%
190021,7331,4937.38%
189020,2402,84916.38%
188017,3911,0796.61%
187016,3127,21979.39%
18609,0938,5091457.02%
18505840.00%

Dakota County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White344,459
Black or African American23,507
Asian19,581
Two or More Races13,675
Some Other Race12,173
American Indian and Alaska Native1,056
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander204

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Dakota County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2018

5,00010,00015,000 Male Population5,00010,00015,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Dakota County, Minnesota Median Age

37.7


Total

36.7


Male

38.8


Female

Dakota County, Minnesota Adults

There are 311,677 adults, (52,234 of whom are seniors) in Dakota County, Minnesota.

Dakota County, Minnesota Age Dependency

59.8

Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Dakota County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

210,639

50.80%

Male

204,016

49.20%

Dakota County, Minnesota Households and Families

Dakota County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Dakota County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.1%11.9%
All74.4%25.6%
Male62.5%37.5%
Non Family59.4%40.6%
Female50.5%49.5%

74.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dakota County, Minnesota Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All158,7772.5974.4
Married87,1023.1988.1
Non Family48,5121.2559.4
Female16,5083.1750.5
Male6,6553.2162.5

3.11

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Dakota County, Minnesota Households

Dakota County, Minnesota Education

Dakota County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,6342.02%
9th to 12th Grade9,1653.29%
High School Graduate58,72721.09%
Some College59,14421.24%
Associates Degree31,40911.28%
Bachelors Degree78,60528.23%
Graduate Degree35,73112.83%

Dakota County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White234,029227,380101,383
Hispanic13,8299,1242,466
Black13,14211,7713,273
Asian13,02411,1856,106
Other Race6,3783,785787
Multiple Races3,7313,4751,087
Native American698649131
Islander2041877

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.16%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 46.88%.

Dakota County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,281$55,876$40,926
Less Than High School$24,942$32,674$17,374
High School Grad$35,418$41,704$28,089
Some College$42,590$50,444$36,926
Bachelors Degree$60,321$73,431$48,953
Graduate Degree$76,509$89,711$68,774

$48,281

Average Earnings

$55,876

Average Male

$40,926

Average Female

Dakota County, Minnesota Language

Dakota County, Minnesota Language by Age

Dakota County, Minnesota Language

87.39% of Dakota County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 12.61% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.97% of the population.

Dakota County, Minnesota Poverty

Dakota County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White328,43114,6634.46%
Hispanic27,7445,43319.58%
Black23,3234,66520.00%
Other11,9662,82923.64%
Asian19,5121,9429.95%
Multiple13,4901,59311.81%
Native1,04123222.29%
Islander20462.94%

6.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.26%

Male Poverty Rate

7.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dakota County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dakota County, Minnesota is Other, with 23.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dakota County, Minnesota is Islander, with 2.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.39%.

Dakota County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.05%
High School8.48%
Some College5.19%
Bachelors or Greater2.40%

Dakota County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed26.64%
Male Unemployed22.92%
Female Employed4.11%
Male Employed3.39%

Dakota County, Minnesota Income

Dakota County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$79,995$100,109
Families$96,643$117,231
Married Families$110,793$132,153
Non Families$45,947$55,702

Dakota County, Minnesota Marital Status

Dakota County, Minnesota Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.3%

Male Marriage Rate

53.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Dakota County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

Dakota County, Minnesota Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45To54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Dakota County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Dakota County, Minnesota Veterans

Dakota County, Minnesota Veterans by War

23,298

Number of Veterans

21,589

Male Veterans

1,709

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam8,321
First Gulf War4,292
Second Gulf War3,654
Korea2,472
World War II937

Dakota County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 545,941
65 to 745,706
75+5,414
55 to 644,390
18 to 341,847

Dakota County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White21,8328.16%
Black7264.70%
Hispanic4782.82%
2 or More3386.39%
Asian1841.27%
Other1511.95%
Indian678.06%

Dakota County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

3.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dakota County, Minnesota Employment Status

Dakota County, Minnesota Employment by Age

74.4%

Labor Force Participation

71.4%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Dakota County, Minnesota Employment by Race

Dakota County, Minnesota Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Dakota County, Minnesota

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Eagan641506642822783.55%
Lakeville5599961938593910.61%
Burnsville602766129010141.68%
Apple Valley491025195728555.81%
Inver Grove Heights340013507710763.16%
Rosemount218742391120379.31%
Farmington210842265615727.46%
Hastings 22174226024281.93%
Northfield 20016204454292.14%
South St. Paul20098202171190.59%
West St. Paul19541197462051.05%
Mendota Heights11072112802081.88%
Lilydale61485323938.93%
Hamn68468510.15%
Sunfish Lake521544234.41%
Randolph436447112.52%
Vermillion41942451.19%
Mendota20621152.43%
Coates15916121.26%
Miesville12012665.00%
New Trier10810910.93%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990