Dakota County, Minnesota Population 2021

Dakota County, Minnesota's estimated population is 436,983 with a growth rate of 0.92% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dakota County, Minnesota is the 4th largest county in Minnesota. The 2010 Population was 399,211 and has seen a growth of 9.46% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021436,9833,9810.92%
2020433,0023,9810.93%
2019429,0213,9810.94%
2018425,0403,5220.84%
2017421,5183,9630.95%
2016417,5553,4240.83%
2015414,1312,4060.58%
2014411,7253,8300.94%
2013407,8953,2820.81%
2012404,6132,8420.71%
2011401,7712,5600.64%
2010399,211123,98445.05%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.92%
County Website
Founded
October 27, 1849
County Seat
2010 Population
399,211
Growth Since 2010
9.46%
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Dakota County, Minnesota Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White345,90982.08%
Black or African American26,3626.26%
Asian20,3484.83%
Two or More Races15,4403.66%
Some Other Race11,8452.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3370.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2120.05%
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Dakota County, Minnesota Population by Race

Dakota County, Minnesota Population Pyramid $2021

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Dakota County, Minnesota Median Age

37.9


Total

36.8


Male

39.1


Female

Dakota County, Minnesota Adults

There are 317,987 adults, (57,425 of whom are seniors) in Dakota County, Minnesota.

Dakota County, Minnesota Age Dependency

61.7

Age Dependency Ratio

22

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Dakota County, Minnesota Sex Ratio

Female

213,583

50.68%

Male

207,870

49.32%

Dakota County, Minnesota Population by Age

Dakota County, Minnesota Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dakota County, Minnesota Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.9%12.1%
All74%26%
Male64.7%35.3%
Non Family58.6%41.4%
Female50%50%

74.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dakota County, Minnesota Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All161,4882.5974
Married88,3453.1987.9
Non Family49,6571.2558.6
Female16,4343.1650
Male7,0523.2264.7

3.12

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

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Dakota County, Minnesota Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,7272.01%
9th to 12th Grade8,3432.93%
High School Graduate58,13320.44%
Some College58,99720.74%
Associates Degree33,13211.65%
Bachelors Degree82,82529.12%
Graduate Degree37,27413.10%
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Dakota County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dakota County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White235,726229,971104,202
Hispanic15,12010,5423,157
Black14,97413,2784,060
Asian13,84612,1257,338
Other Race6,0223,4991,013
2+ Races4,3774,0511,343
Native American955896108
Islander212198

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.56%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.00%.

Dakota County, Minnesota Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$51,718$61,267$43,642
Less Than 9th Grade$26,250$35,229$17,350
High School Graduate$37,635$43,838$31,248
Some College$45,697$53,496$39,721
Bachelors Degree$63,962$78,844$51,075
Graduate Degree$82,239$97,055$73,643

$51,718

Average Earnings

$61,267

Average Male

$43,642

Average Female

Dakota County, Minnesota Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dakota County, Minnesota Language by Age

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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

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White328,34413,3504.07%
Hispanic29,9335,11717.09%
Black26,1663,98015.21%
Other11,7971,95916.61%
Multiple15,1881,71211.27%
Asian20,2831,2656.24%
Native1,32024618.64%

6.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.47%

Male Poverty Rate

6.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dakota County, Minnesota

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dakota County, Minnesota is Native, with 18.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dakota County, Minnesota is White, with 4.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.05%.

Dakota County, Minnesota Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.45%
High School8.29%
Some College5.10%
Bachelors or Greater1.92%

Dakota County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed19.76%
Female Unemployed18.64%
Female Employed3.56%
Male Employed2.53%

Dakota County, Minnesota Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dakota County, Minnesota Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$86,036$106,727
Families$104,537$125,314
Married Families$118,526$140,367
Non Families$48,162$59,247
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Income by Household Type

Dakota County, Minnesota Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.1%

Male Marriage Rate

53.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Dakota County, Minnesota Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Dakota County, Minnesota Marital Status by Race

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Dakota County, Minnesota Marital Status

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22,125

Number of Veterans

20,548

Male Veterans

1,577

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8,172
First Gulf War3,861
Second Gulf War3,472
Korea2,020
World War II870

Dakota County, Minnesota Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 746,000
75+5,601
35 to 544,705
55 to 644,231
18 to 341,588

Dakota County, Minnesota Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White20,8357.74%
Black7684.40%
Hispanic4272.29%
2+ Races2534.02%
Asian1871.22%
Other Race710.89%
Native American111.06%

Dakota County, Minnesota Veterans by Race

Dakota County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

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3.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dakota County, Minnesota Veterans by Education

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73.5%

Labor Force Participation

70.7%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Dakota County, Minnesota Employment by Age

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Dakota County, Minnesota Employment by Race

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Dakota County, Minnesota Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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64.85%

Born in Dakota County, Minnesota

90.25%

Native Born

9.75%

Foreign Born

4.31%

Non Citizen

5.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.25% of Dakota County, Minnesota residents were born in the United States, with 64.85% having been born in Minnesota. 4.31% 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

  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

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