Dakota County, Minnesota Population 2018

Dakota County, Minnesota's estimated population is 421,751 with a growth rate of 2.52% 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
2017421,75110,3492.52%
2016411,402-6,019-1.44%
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
White344,555
Black or African American22,082
Asian19,126
Two or More Races13,008
Some Other Race11,411
American Indian and Alaska Native1,168
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander52

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Dakota County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Dakota County, Minnesota Median Age

37.6


Total

36.6


Male

38.6


Female

Dakota County, Minnesota Adults

There are 308,552 adults, (49,780 of which are seniors) in Dakota County, Minnesota.

Dakota County, Minnesota Age Dependency

59.2

Age Dependency Ratio

19.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Dakota County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

209,214

50.85%

Male

202,188

49.15%

Dakota County, Minnesota Households and Families

Dakota County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Dakota County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.1%11.9%
All74.3%25.7%
Male62%38%
Non Family58.7%41.3%
Female52%48%

74.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dakota County, Minnesota Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All157,6962.5974.3
Married86,4763.1988.1
Non Family48,3601.2758.7
Female15,9123.1152
Male6,9483.1962

3.1

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

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 Grade5,5882.03%
9th to 12th Grade9,1273.31%
High School Graduate57,85721.01%
Some College59,10821.47%
Associates Degree31,53411.45%
Bachelors Degree77,82128.26%
Graduate Degree34,30912.46%

Dakota County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White233,327226,44899,486
Hispanic13,2888,7752,511
Asian12,46110,6616,016
Black12,33411,0432,999
Other Race5,9093,419675
Multiple Races3,4593,2341,118
Native American673573151
Islander52528

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 48.28%.

Dakota County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,753$54,753$39,831
Less Than High School$23,767$31,288$17,153
High School Grad$34,145$40,519$27,147
Some College$41,686$49,312$36,042
Bachelors Degree$58,179$71,960$46,878
Graduate Degree$75,169$90,131$65,749

$46,753

Average Earnings

$54,753

Average Male

$39,831

Average Female

Dakota County, Minnesota Language

Dakota County, Minnesota Language by Age

Dakota County, Minnesota Language

87.91% of Dakota County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 12.09% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.92% of the population.

Dakota County, Minnesota Poverty

Dakota County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White328,50615,1684.62%
Hispanic26,7545,53420.68%
Black21,8995,10123.29%
Other11,1853,07027.45%
Asian19,0482,02110.61%
Multiple12,8151,51011.78%
Native1,15820517.70%
Islander5259.62%

7.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.55%

Male Poverty Rate

7.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dakota County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dakota County, Minnesota is Other, with 27.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dakota County, Minnesota is White, with 4.62% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.79%.

Dakota County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.19%
High School8.61%
Some College5.19%
Bachelors or Greater2.46%

Dakota County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.19%
Male Unemployed24.03%
Female Employed4.20%
Male Employed3.51%

Dakota County, Minnesota Income

Dakota County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$77,321$96,118
Families$93,398$112,437
Married Families$106,652$126,366
Non Families$44,924$54,276

Dakota County, Minnesota Marital Status

Dakota County, Minnesota Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.1%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Dakota County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

Dakota County, Minnesota Veterans

Dakota County, Minnesota Veterans by War

24,349

Number of Veterans

22,564

Male Veterans

1,785

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam8,570
First Gulf War4,312
Second Gulf War3,563
Korea2,620
World War II1,150

Dakota County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 546,640
65 to 745,601
75+5,417
55 to 644,858
18 to 341,833

Dakota County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White22,8048.56%
Black8615.88%
Hispanic5763.55%
2 or More3256.62%
Other1452.02%
Asian1310.94%
Indian8310.15%

Dakota County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

3.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dakota County, Minnesota Employment Status

Dakota County, Minnesota Employment by Age

74.3%

Labor Force Participation

71%

Employment Rate

4.4%

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