Cities in Dakota County, Minnesota by Population (2024)

There are 26 cities in Dakota County, Minnesota.

Note: As defined by the US Census Bureau, a city's official boundaries often extend miles beyond the city itself and may even cross county lines. As such, several thousand US cities officially exist in two or more counties (and therefore appear on multiple counties' lists of cities.)

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City
Rank
State
2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
St. Paul1Minnesota295,222311,130-1.33%5,68051.97
Lakeville2Minnesota79,08370,0232.95%2,14236.91
Eagan3Minnesota66,33268,736-0.9%2,12731.18
Burnsville4Minnesota63,36064,512-0.45%2,54124.94
Apple Valley5Minnesota54,56556,267-0.77%3,23416.87
Cottage Grove6Minnesota43,07938,9872.43%1,28133.64
Inver Grove Heights7Minnesota35,57835,824-0.17%1,27727.85
Rosemount8Minnesota28,37725,7852.34%85333.25
Farmington9Minnesota23,51923,613-0.1%1,51615.51
West St. Paul10Minnesota23,03120,5572.76%4,6934.91
Hastings11Minnesota21,26522,159-1.04%2,05410.35
Northfield12Minnesota21,07020,7780.35%2,4868.47
South St. Paul13Minnesota20,29820,714-0.51%3,6095.63
Red Wing14Minnesota16,77616,5680.31%48234.83
Mendota Heights15Minnesota11,22911,755-1.15%1,2379.07
Cannon Falls16Minnesota4,2184,2200%9354.51
Dundas17Minnesota1,7781,7100.97%9631.85
Lilydale18Minnesota762804-1.29%1,3780.55
Hampton19Minnesota700740-1.41%5691.23
Sunfish Lake20Minnesota503525-0.98%3361.50
Randolph21Minnesota452464-0.66%4740.95
Vermillion22Minnesota421443-1.17%4270.98
Mendota23Minnesota180186-0.55%6790.27
Coates24Minnesota137145-1.44%911.50
Miesville25Minnesota126134-1.56%721.75
New Trier26Minnesota8084-1.23%4260.19
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Note: City markers shown outside the county boundary mean that a part of the city extends into this county, but is primarily located in an adjacent county.

What is the largest city in Dakota County, Minnesota?

St. Paul is the largest city in Dakota County.

What is the smallest city in Dakota County, Minnesota?

New Trier is the smallest city in Dakota County.

How many cities are in Dakota County?

There are 26 cities in Dakota County, Minnesota.

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