Dakota County, Minnesota Population 2020

Dakota County, Minnesota's estimated population is 432,627 with a growth rate of 0.84% 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
2020432,6273,6020.84%
2019429,0253,6020.85%
2018425,4233,6020.85%
2017421,8214,0890.98%
2016417,7323,4920.84%
2015414,2402,4500.59%
2014411,7903,8610.95%
2013407,9293,3120.82%
2012404,6172,8790.72%
2011401,7382,5320.63%
2010399,206123,97945.05%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
0.84%
County Website
Founded
October 27, 1849[1]
County Seat

Dakota County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White345,40282.59%
Black or African American24,7625.92%
Asian19,7644.73%
Two or More Races14,5573.48%
Some Other Race12,2142.92%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,2940.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2080.05%

Dakota County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2020

Dakota County, Minnesota Median Age

37.8


Total

36.8


Male

39


Female

Dakota County, Minnesota Adults

There are 314,944 adults, (54,846 of whom are seniors) in Dakota County, Minnesota.

Dakota County, Minnesota Age Dependency

60.8

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Dakota County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

212,292

50.76%

Male

205,909

49.24%

Dakota County, Minnesota Households and Families

Dakota County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Dakota County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.8%12.2%
All74.3%25.7%
Male63.9%36.1%
Non Family59.6%40.4%
Female50.4%49.6%

74.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All160,1442.5974.3
Married87,7983.1987.8
Non Family48,9981.2559.6
Female16,5763.1850.4
Male6,7723.1863.9

3.11

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Dakota County, Minnesota Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,6632.01%
9th to 12th Grade8,7853.12%
High School Graduate58,07420.64%
Some College58,83020.90%
Associates Degree32,44611.53%
Bachelors Degree81,72329.04%
Graduate Degree35,90612.76%

Dakota County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White234,947228,749102,922
Hispanic14,5529,9862,796
Black14,14912,5393,865
Asian13,38911,5636,882
Other Race6,4273,850972
Multiple Races3,7073,4181,148
Native American908850107
Islander208191

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.36%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.40%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,360$59,181$42,116
Less Than High School$26,089$34,464$16,654
High School Grad$36,911$42,560$31,032
Some College$44,501$52,145$38,504
Bachelors Degree$62,261$76,097$49,794
Graduate Degree$79,836$94,270$70,414

$50,360

Average Earnings

$59,181

Average Male

$42,116

Average Female

Dakota County, Minnesota Language

Dakota County, Minnesota Language by Age

Dakota County, Minnesota Language

87.29% of Dakota County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 12.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.95% of the population.

Dakota County, Minnesota Poverty

Dakota County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White328,72713,3464.06%
Hispanic28,9786,24421.55%
Black24,6024,18817.02%
Other12,1112,98524.65%
Multiple14,2961,4129.88%
Asian19,6941,3176.69%
Native1,28029723.20%
Islander20883.85%

6.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.70%

Male Poverty Rate

7.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dakota County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dakota County, Minnesota is Other, with 24.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dakota County, Minnesota is Islander, with 3.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.95%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School19.57%
High School8.32%
Some College4.92%
Bachelors or Greater2.34%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed20.72%
Female Unemployed18.44%
Female Employed3.77%
Male Employed3.04%

Dakota County, Minnesota Income

Dakota County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$83,288$104,036
Families$100,822$122,095
Married Families$115,684$137,480
Non Families$47,362$57,479

Dakota County, Minnesota Marital Status

Dakota County, Minnesota Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.1%

Male Marriage Rate

53.4%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Dakota County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

Dakota County, Minnesota Veterans

23,229

Number of Veterans

21,470

Male Veterans

1,759

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8,361
First Gulf War4,120
Second Gulf War3,570
Korea2,328
World War II972
Age Group Veterans
65 to 746,034
75+5,706
35 to 545,398
55 to 644,351
18 to 341,740
Name Veterans % of Total
White21,7008.08%
Black8905.39%
Hispanic5453.05%
2 or More2845.24%
Asian1751.17%
Other1341.69%
Indian464.45%

$Dakota County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

3.32%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dakota County, Minnesota Employment Status

74%

Labor Force Participation

71.2%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Dakota County, Minnesota Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

65.05%

Born in Minnesota

90.47%

Native Born

9.53%

Foreign Born

4.17%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.47% of Dakota County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 65.05% having been born in Minnesota. 4.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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