Dakota County, Minnesota Population 2024

444,477

Dakota County, Minnesota's estimated 2024 population is 444,477 with a growth rate of 0.13% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dakota County, Minnesota is the 3rd largest county in Minnesota. The 2010 population was 399,214 and has seen a growth of 11.34% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029447,3175680.13%
2028446,7495680.13%
2027446,1815680.13%
2026445,6135680.13%
2025445,0455680.13%
2024444,4775680.13%
2023443,9095680.13%
2022443,3415680.13%
2021442,7732,3800.54%
2020440,39310,9402.55%
2019429,4533,9810.94%
2018425,4723,6320.86%
2017421,8404,0570.97%
2016417,7833,5380.85%
2015414,2452,4240.59%
2014411,8213,8470.94%
2013407,9743,3050.82%
2012404,6692,8650.71%
2011401,8042,5900.65%
2010399,214
1990275,22780,94841.67%
1980194,27954,47138.96%
1970139,80861,50578.55%
196078,30329,28459.74%
195049,0199,35923.6%
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%
1850584-446,733-99.87%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.13% (568)
County Website
Dakota County
County Seat
2010 Population
399,214
Area
562 mi²
Density
791 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
11.34% (45,263)
Founded
October 27, 1849

Dakota County, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White342,63378.02%
Black or African American31,0947.08%
Two or more races26,8066.1%
Asian22,7595.18%
Other race14,5693.32%
Native American1,2410.28%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander770.02%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dakota County, Minnesota Population by Race

Dakota County, Minnesota Population Pyramid 2024

Dakota County, Minnesota Median Age

38.4

Total

37.2

Male

39.5

Female

Dakota County, Minnesota Adults

There are 333,650 adults, (65,838 of whom are seniors) in Dakota County, Minnesota.

Dakota County, Minnesota Age Dependency

64

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Dakota County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female220,81150.28%
Male218,36849.72%

Dakota County, Minnesota Population by Age

Dakota County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All169,4042.5775.924.1
Married92,7483.1789.410.6
Non Family53,3081.2458.541.5
Female15,9163.2860.139.9
Male7,4323.266.533.5
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3.11

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

75.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dakota County, Minnesota Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Dakota County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.13%.

Dakota County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$61,454

Average Earnings

$71,995

Average Male

$51,546

Average Female

Dakota County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dakota County, Minnesota Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dakota County, Minnesota Language

86.97% of Dakota County, Minnesota residents speak only English, while 13.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.97% of the population.

Dakota County, Minnesota Language

Dakota County, Minnesota Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White328,85513,1634%
Hispanic33,6134,84114.4%
Black30,8323,90212.66%
Multiple26,5542,5259.51%
Other14,4061,73412.04%
Asian22,7021,3055.75%
Native1,205897.39%
Islander712230.99%
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5.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.96%

Male Poverty Rate

6.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dakota County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dakota County, Minnesota is Islander, with 30.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dakota County, Minnesota is White, with 4% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.9%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.89%.

Dakota County, Minnesota Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.32%
High School8.51%
Some College4.97%
Bachelors or Greater1.87%
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Dakota County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed23.58%
Male Unemployed15.38%
Female Employed3.11%
Male Employed2.24%
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Dakota County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dakota County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dakota County, Minnesota Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.3%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Dakota County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dakota County, Minnesota Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Dakota County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dakota County, Minnesota Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

21,450

Number of Veterans

19,312

Male Veterans

2,138

Female Veterans

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Dakota County, Minnesota Veterans by War

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Dakota County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

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Dakota County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Dakota County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dakota County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

72.1%

Labor Force Participation

69.3%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Dakota County, Minnesota Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dakota County, Minnesota Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dakota County, Minnesota Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

64.24%

Born in Dakota County, Minnesota

90.36%

Native Born

9.64%

Foreign Born

4.04%

Non Citizen

5.6%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.36% of Dakota County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 64.24% having been born in Minnesota. 4.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Dakota County, Minnesota Place of Birth

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