Dakota County, Nebraska Population 2021

Dakota County, Nebraska's estimated population is 20,074 with a growth rate of 0.12% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dakota County, Nebraska is the 18th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 21,034 and has seen a growth of -4.56% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202120,074240.12%
202020,050240.12%
201920,026240.12%
201820,002-8-0.04%
201720,010-269-1.33%
201620,279-271-1.32%
201520,55030.01%
201420,547-218-1.05%
201320,765510.25%
201220,714-97-0.47%
201120,811-223-1.06%
201021,0344,29225.64%
199016,7421691.02%
198016,5733,43626.16%
197013,1379697.96%
196012,1681,76716.99%
195010,4015655.74%
19409,8363313.48%
19309,5051,81123.54%
19207,6941,13017.22%
19106,5642784.42%
19006,28690016.71%
18905,3862,17367.63%
18803,2131,17357.50%
18702,0401,221149.08%
18608190.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.12%
County Website
Founded
March 7, 1855
County Seat
2010 Population
21,034
Growth Since 2010
-4.56%
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Dakota County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,87768.79%
Some Other Race3,48017.25%
Black or African American1,0995.45%
Asian6783.36%
Two or More Races5852.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native4372.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander170.08%
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Dakota County, Nebraska Population by Race

Dakota County, Nebraska Population Pyramid $2021

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Dakota County, Nebraska Median Age

33.4


Total

32.5


Male

34.5


Female

Dakota County, Nebraska Adults

There are 14,306 adults, (2,706 of whom are seniors) in Dakota County, Nebraska.

Dakota County, Nebraska Age Dependency

73.9

Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Dakota County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

10,048

49.81%

Male

10,125

50.19%

Dakota County, Nebraska Population by Age

Dakota County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dakota County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.3%16.7%
All65.2%34.8%
Female45.6%54.4%
Non Family45.4%54.6%
Male40.9%59.1%

65.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dakota County, Nebraska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4042.6965.2
Married3,9103.3583.3
Non Family2,0201.3145.4
Female1,0682.7645.6
Male4063.140.9

3.12

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

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Dakota County, Nebraska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,79814.43%
9th to 12th Grade1,1259.03%
High School Graduate4,39935.31%
Some College2,16617.39%
Associates Degree1,35010.84%
Bachelors Degree1,1018.84%
Graduate Degree5184.16%
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Dakota County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dakota County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,1576,5371,309
Hispanic3,7201,92587
Other Race1,638948
Black655451113
Asian36421549
2+ Races31723835
Native American23621928
Islander177

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 92.80%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.29%.

Dakota County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,150$39,540$27,077
Less Than 9th Grade$26,524$28,524$25,605
High School Graduate$34,345$41,268$22,017
Some College$33,584$45,446$28,333
Bachelors Degree$50,000$68,066$39,891
Graduate Degree$61,625$60,375$65,000

$32,150

Average Earnings

$39,540

Average Male

$27,077

Average Female

Dakota County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dakota County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Dakota County, Nebraska Language

57.16% of Dakota County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 42.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 35.80% of the population.

Dakota County, Nebraska Language

Dakota County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic7,7811,37917.72%
White9,5161,36514.34%
Other3,46386625.01%
Asian67021832.54%
Black1,08517616.22%
Multiple5728815.38%
Native3804311.32%

16.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.24%

Male Poverty Rate

19.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dakota County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dakota County, Nebraska is Asian, with 32.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dakota County, Nebraska is Native, with 11.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.43%.

Dakota County, Nebraska Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.26%
High School13.36%
Some College9.71%
Bachelors or Greater6.30%

Dakota County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed32.00%
Female Unemployed29.23%
Female Employed9.27%
Male Employed4.46%

Dakota County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dakota County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,231$71,383
Families$67,759$79,306
Married Families$76,241-
Non Families$31,917$44,576
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Income by Household Type

Dakota County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

56.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Dakota County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

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Dakota County, Nebraska 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, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

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Dakota County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Number of Veterans

771

Male Veterans

108

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam327
Second Gulf War169
First Gulf War135
Korea45
World War II28

Dakota County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74245
35 to 54181
75+171
55 to 64169
18 to 34113

Dakota County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8348.09%
Hispanic491.04%
2+ Races288.12%
Native American135.02%
Other Race40.18%

Dakota County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Dakota County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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7.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dakota County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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72.6%

Labor Force Participation

69.7%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Dakota County, Nebraska Employment by Age

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Dakota County, Nebraska Employment by Race

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Dakota County, Nebraska 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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16.27%

Born in Dakota County, Nebraska

74.31%

Native Born

25.69%

Foreign Born

14.81%

Non Citizen

10.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

74.31% of Dakota County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 16.27% having been born in Nebraska. 14.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dakota County, Nebraska 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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