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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Dakota County is 405,521, which is 13.94% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 9.44% and is higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Dakota County population density is 690.99 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 61.93 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Dakota County is white, which represent 84.47% of the total population. The average Dakota County education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 405,521. #3

Population Growth Since 2000, #16

Dakota County

Population Density, #4

Dakota County
690.99 per square mile
61.93 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:342,532 (84.47%, #82)
Black:20,814 (5.13%, #3)
Hispanic:25,636 (6.32%, #13)
Asian:18,164 (4.48%, #7)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):1,637 (0.40%, #53)
One Race, Other:10,740 (2.65%, see rank)
Two or More Races:11,634 (2.87%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:16,842 (65.70%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:2,132 (8.32%, see rank)
Cuban:465 (1.81%, see rank)
Central American:3,375 (13.17%, see rank)
South American:1,700 (6.63%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:3,971 (21.86%, see rank)
Chinese:2,222 (12.23%, see rank)
Filipino:1,186 (6.53%, see rank)
Japanese:469 (2.58%, see rank)
Korean:1,458 (8.03%, see rank)
Vietnamese:3,009 (16.57%, see rank)
Asian, Other:5,849 (32.20%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

362,355 (89.36%) out of the total population of 405,521 reported first ancestry.

 Dakota County% of the Total PopulationMinnesotaU.S.
Arab2,6200.65%, see rank0.37%0.56%
Czech7,4141.83%, see rank1.70%0.47%
Danish6,0431.49%, see rank1.38%0.42%
Dutch6,3691.57%, see rank1.81%1.40%
English26,2076.46%, see rank5.64%8.02%
French18,8114.64%, see rank4.51%3.34%
German144,46135.62%, see rank34.89%15.03%
Greek1,1080.27%, see rank0.22%0.41%
Hungarian1,0210.25%, see rank0.25%0.46%
Irish54,98213.56%, see rank10.75%10.80%
Italian11,5922.86%, see rank2.33%5.52%
Norwegian57,25214.12%, see rank15.53%1.42%
Polish18,9014.66%, see rank4.66%3.01%
Portuguese4410.11%, see rank0.07%0.44%
Russian3,9760.98%, see rank0.79%0.92%
Scotch-Irish2,4350.60%, see rank0.51%0.99%
Scottish6,1331.51%, see rank1.21%1.72%
Subsaharan African8,3852.07%, see rank2.11%0.95%
Swedish31,4557.76%, see rank8.46%1.27%
Swiss1,7820.44%, see rank0.42%0.30%
Ukrainian1,5630.39%, see rank0.29%0.31%
American13,0173.21%, see rank3.57%7.12%
Welsh1,5750.39%, see rank0.41%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 199,214 (49.13%, see rank)
Females: 206,307 (50.87%, see rank)

Dakota County
Male: 49.13%
Female: 50.87%
Male: 49.68%
Female: 50.32%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Dakota County
37.30 years old
37.60 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Dakota County
36.30 years old
36.60 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Dakota County
38.40 years old
38.80 years old
38.80 years old

 Dakota County% of the Total PopulationMinnesotaU.S.
Under 5 years27,2486.72%, see rank6.50%6.36%
5 to 9 years28,7507.09%, see rank6.66%6.51%
10 to 14 years29,5277.28%, see rank6.61%6.59%
15 to 19 years27,5606.80%, see rank6.74%6.85%
20 to 24 years22,3935.52%, see rank6.63%7.13%
25 to 34 years54,90413.54%, see rank13.65%13.47%
35 to 44 years55,64713.72%, see rank12.47%12.96%
45 to 54 years64,89916.00%, see rank14.59%14.09%
55 to 64 years49,65012.24%, see rank12.58%12.29%
65 to 74 years26,0096.41%, see rank7.28%7.64%
75 to 84 13,6483.37%, see rank4.26%4.25%
85 years and over5,2861.30%, see rank2.02%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Dakota CountyMinnesotaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population270,043, 100%3,599,228209,056,129
Less Than High School13,984, 5.18%, see rank7.72%13.67%
High School Graduate59,654, 22.09%, see rank26.43%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree89,622, 33.19%, see rank32.68%29.09%
Bachelor Degree73,615, 27.26%, see rank22.27%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree33,168, 12.28%, see rank10.90%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#14.41, see rank14.0013.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Dakota County MinnesotaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten13,32370.41%29.59%72.90%27.10%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)45,87590.40%, see rank9.60%, see rank88.70%11.30%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)24,40991.26%, see rank8.74%, see rank91.79%8.21%90.60%9.40%
College18,89076.88%, see rank23.12%, see rank75.47%24.53%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School5,21547.88%, see rank52.12%, see rank57.33%42.67%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Dakota CountyMinnesotaU.S.
Total Households155,220, 100%2,115,337116,211,092
Average Household Size2.60, see rank2.482.63
1 Person Households37,716, 24.30%, see rank28.24%27.57%
2 or More Person Households117,504, 75.70%, see rank71.76%72.43%
Family Households (Families)108,210, 69.71%, see rank64.87%66.22%
Average Family Size3.18, see rank3.133.32
Married-Couple Family85,190, 54.88%, see rank51.06%48.42%
Nonfamily Households47,010, 30.29%, see rank35.13%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Dakota County%MinnesotaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total319,996see rank4,319,213252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over155,613100%, see rank2,130,079123,281,364
Never Married49,31531.69%, see rank34.67%35.77%
Married90,22857.98%, see rank54.24%52.04%
Widowed2,9401.89%, see rank2.18%2.57%
Divorced13,1308.44%, see rank8.91%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over164,383100%, see rank2,189,134129,692,771
Never Married43,76526.62%, see rank28.21%29.48%
Married90,21454.88%, see rank52.78%49.19%
Widowed10,8956.63%, see rank8.15%9.16%
Divorced19,50911.87%, see rank10.86%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Dakota County%MinnesotaU.S.
Native370,70191.41%, see rank92.50%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence267,23665.90%, see rank68.38%58.73%
Born in Different State99,80124.61%, see rank23.47%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
3,6640.90%, see rank0.65%1.42%
Foreign Born34,8208.59%, see rank7.50%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship18,8534.65%, see rank3.60%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship15,9673.94%, see rank3.90%7.09%
Born In Europe4,4101.09%, see rank0.84%1.53%
Born In Asia12,6283.11%, see rank2.85%3.82%
Born In Africa6,3701.57%, see rank1.52%0.55%
Born In Oceania600.01%, see rank0.04%0.07%
Born In Latin America10,0002.47%, see rank2.02%6.83%
Born In Northern America1,3520.33%, see rank0.23%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Dakota County%MinnesotaU.S.
English134,96086.95%, see rank88.66%79.39%
Spanish7,6054.90%, see rank3.88%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages5,2233.36%, see rank2.97%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages4,5802.95%, see rank2.60%3.36%
Other2,8521.84%, see rank1.89%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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