Dakota County, MN

County

Add Comparison
2020 Population
425,271
0.906% 1-year growth
US Senator
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tina Smith
Democratic Party
2018 Median Age
37.8
0.265% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
5.8%
4.19% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$88,468
2.83% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$280,300
5.38% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
234,312
0.409% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Dakota County, MN had a population of 425k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $88,468. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Dakota County, MN grew from 421,453 to 425,271, a 0.906% increase and its median household income grew from $86,036 to $88,468, a 2.83% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dakota County, MN are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.28%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.66%), and White (Hispanic) (3.44%).

None of the households in Dakota County, MN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.8% of the residents in Dakota County, MN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dakota County, MN are Dakota County Technical College (818 degrees awarded in 2020), Inver Hills Community College (749 degrees), and Hastings Beauty School (8 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Dakota County, MN was $280,300, and the homeownership rate was 75.1%.

Most people in Dakota County, MN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Dakota County, MN was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Hastings, MN

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Dakota County, MN is home to a population of 425k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.89% of Dakota County, MN residents were born outside of the country (42k people).

In 2020, there were 12.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (329k people) in Dakota County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 20.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.8%
2020 Citizenship
95.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 95.8% of Dakota County, MN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Dakota County, MN was 95.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Dakota County, MN compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dakota County, MN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    329k ± 539
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    26.7k ± 1.05k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    20.9k ± 575
7.31%
Hispanic Population
31.1k people

In 2020, there were 12.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (329k people) in Dakota County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 20.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.31% of the people in Dakota County, MN are hispanic (31.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Dakota County, MN as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Minnesota.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    59,137 ± 5,939 people
  2. Somalia
    37,027 ± 4,709 people
  3. India
    30,632 ± 4,285 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 59,137 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 37,027 and India with 30,632.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Foreign-Born Population

9.89%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
42k people
9.75%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
41.1k people

As of 2020, 9.89% of Dakota County, MN residents (42k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dakota County, MN was 9.75%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Dakota County, MN compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    7,228 ± 478
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,705 ± 510
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,621 ± 382

Dakota County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.95 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Dakota County, MN employs 234k people. The largest industries in Dakota County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (32,422 people), Retail Trade (27,577 people), and Manufacturing (25,557 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($77,292), Utilities ($77,078), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,050).

Males in Minnesota have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,740. The income inequality in Minnesota (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

234k
2020 Value
± 3,537
0.409%
1 Year growth
± 1.99%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Dakota County, MN grew at a rate of 0.409%, from 233k employees to 234k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dakota County, MN, are Management Occupations (28,144 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (27,202 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (25,092 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dakota County, MN.

View Data
Save Image

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Minnesota.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Minnesota (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industries

234k
2020 Value
± 3,537
0.409%
1 Year growth
± 1.99%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Dakota County, MN grew at a rate of 0.409%, from 233k employees to 234k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dakota County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (32,422 people), Retail Trade (27,577 people), and Manufacturing (25,557 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dakota County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Dakota County, MN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image

Median Earnings by Industry

$59,141
Median earning men ± $1,507
$41,661
Median earning women ± $632

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($85,694), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($75,659), and Public Administration ($74,474).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,334), Public Administration ($57,691), and Wholesale Trade ($56,250).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Minnesota.
Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Minnesota. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Minnesota.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 3,753
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,957
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 2,606
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

View Data
Save Image

Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $4.25M
    Manufacturing
  2. $3.27M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $2.82M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

View Data
Save Image

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $27.9B
  2. $27.1B
  3. $25.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Electronics with $27.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($27.1B) and Precision instruments ($25.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Minnesota products.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Minnesota.
$349B
2020 Value in Minnesota
$638B
Projected 2050 Value in Minnesota
82.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Minnesota trade was $349B. This is expected to increase 82.9% to $638B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Minnesota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Minnesota to other states, or from other states to Minnesota.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $26.1B
  2. $17.3B
  3. $14.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $26.1B, followed by Iowa with $17.3B and Illinois and $14.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Minnesota shares with each state (excluding itself).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

flagCivics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Dakota County, MN went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 55.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.8%), followed by Other (1.34%).

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Minnesota. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Minnesota

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Minnesota.
Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Tina Smith
Senator from Minnesota2
Assumed office on January 3, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Al Franken.

Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith are the senators currently representing Minnesota.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Minnesota over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

US Representatives from Minnesota

Minnesota is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Minnesota have changed over time starting in 2008.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Dakota County, MN awarded 1,575 degrees. The student population of Dakota County, MN in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,847 male students and 3,557 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dakota County, MN are White (1,112 and 71.1%), followed by Black or African American (134 and 8.57%), Hispanic or Latino (131 and 8.38%), and Asian (77 and 4.93%).

The largest universities in Dakota County, MN by number of degrees awarded are Dakota County Technical College (818 and 51.9%), Inver Hills Community College (749 and 47.6%), and Hastings Beauty School (8 and 0.508%).

The most popular majors in Dakota County, MN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (326 and 20.7%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (180 and 11.4%), and Registered Nursing (80 and 5.08%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 6,404 students enrolled in Dakota County, MN, 44.5% men and 55.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,969 records, of which 54.8% were women and 45.2% men.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 326 degree-majors awarded
  2. 80 degree-majors awarded
  3. 46 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Dakota County, MN was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 326 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Dakota County, MN according to their major.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 818 degrees awarded
  2. 749 degrees awarded
  3. 8 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dakota County Technical College with 818 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Diversity

In 2020, 713 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dakota County, MN, which is 0.827 times less than the 862 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,112 degrees mean that there were 8.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 134 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,142) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($608) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

View Data
Save Image

Educational Pyramid

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Minnesota.
Measure

In 2020, 0.763% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.882% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Educational Attainment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Minnesota.
Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.07M), Bachelors Degree (985k), and Some college (978k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Dakota County, MN was $280,300 in 2020, which is 1.22 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $266,000 to $280,300, a 5.38% increase. The homeownership rate in Dakota County, MN is 75.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Dakota County, MN have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dakota County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Dakota County, MN is $88,468. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Dakota County, MN was Census Tract 610.03 with a value of $149,167, followed by Census Tract 607.32 and Census Tract 608.16, with respective values of $149,042 and $146,607.

In 2021, 10.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Dakota County, MN. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.99%.

Property

$280,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,107
$122,750
Median Property Taxes
±$2,068

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dakota County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Dakota County, MN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

75.1%
Homeownership
2020
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 75.1% of the housing units in Dakota County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Dakota County, MN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 610.03
  2. Census Tract 607.32
  3. Census Tract 608.16

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dakota County, MN was Census Tract 610.03 with a value of $149,167, followed by Census Tract 607.32 and Census Tract 608.16, with respective values of $149,042 and $146,607.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Dakota County, MN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$88,468
Median Household Income
± $1,334
163k
Number of Households
± 2,867

In 2020, the median household income of the 163k households in Dakota County, MN grew to $88,468 from the previous year's value of $86,036.

The following chart displays the households in Dakota County, MN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dakota County, MN is from Minnesota.
0.458
2020 Wage GINI in Minnesota
0.463
2019 Wage GINI in Minnesota

In 2020, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.05% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Minnesota was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Minnesota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Minnesota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.62%)
  3. Carpooled (8.17%)

In 2020, 77.9% of workers in Dakota County, MN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.62%) and those who carpooled to work (8.17%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

25.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dakota County, MN have a shorter commute time (25.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.37% of the workforce in Dakota County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Dakota County, MN compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Dakota County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dakota County, MN have 2 cars.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 10.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Dakota County, MN. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.99%.

The graph shows the trend of the percentage of the population living with severe housing problems.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty & Diversity

5.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dakota County, MN (24.5k out of 422k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dakota County, MN is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Children in Poverty

In 2021, 7.6% of the children was living in poverty in Dakota County, MN. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.3%.

The graph shows the trend of the percentage of the children living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 141 in Dakota County, MN. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 30.4 per 100,000 population.

The graph shows the trend in the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population.

Error: TypeError: measure_.at is not a function

pulseHealth

96.2% of the population of Dakota County, MN has health coverage, with 63.4% on employee plans, 10.9% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 0.919% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Minnesota was $8,871 in 2014. This is a 4.8% increase from the previous year ($8,465).

Primary care physicians in Dakota County, MN see 1530 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.19% increase from the previous year (1512 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1371 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 548 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Minnesota. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.
Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Minnesota, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,530 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Dakota County, MN

Primary care physicians in Dakota County, MN see an average of 1,530 patients per year. This represents a 1.19% increase from the previous year (1,512 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Dakota County, MN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Community Mobility

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Minnesota.

This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Minnesota across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.9% under 18 years, 19.6% between 18 and 34 years, 40.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Uninsured People

3.8%
Uninsured
63.4%
Employer Coverage
10.9%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
10.2%
Non-Group
0.919%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dakota County, MN grew by 8.12% from 3.52% to 3.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Dakota County, MN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 34.8 in Dakota County, MN.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Dakota County, MN.

Error: TypeError: measure_.at is not a function

Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.7% in Dakota County, MN.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Dakota County, MN.

Error: TypeError: measure_.at is not a function

Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.01% in Dakota County, MN.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Dakota County, MN.

Error: TypeError: measure_.at is not a function