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Dakota County, Minnesota

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Dakota County, Minnesota
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
442,038
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
442,038
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
439,882
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 439,882
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 398,552
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.7%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
83.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
7.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
5.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
3.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
77.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 21,338
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 9.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 169,967
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 75.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $280,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,761
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $584
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,235
Building permits, 2021 3,484
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 163,463
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.58
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 87.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 13.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 95.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 91.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 95.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 42.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 6.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
4.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 72.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 68.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 762,132
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,679,569
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 17,442,945
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,485,623
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $16,010
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 25.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $88,468
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $42,588
Persons in poverty, percent
4.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 10,600
Total employment, 2020 182,645
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 9,869,831
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -0.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 30,500
All firms, 2012 36,935
Men-owned firms, 2012 20,104
Women-owned firms, 2012 12,400
Minority-owned firms, 2012 4,207
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 31,341
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 3,489
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 31,752
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 709.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 562.17
FIPS Code 27037
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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