Dakota County

POPULATION2000MOST RECENT DATA
Total population355,904414,686 (2015)
Children and youth (0-19)112,231112,502 (2014)
Working-age residents (20-64)217,427250,061 (2014)
Older adults (65+)26,24649,966 (2014)
People of color35,66280,525 (2014)
Foreign-born residents18,04938,379 (+/- 3,220) (2014)
People with one or more disabilitiesN/A34,367 (+/- 2,565) (2014)
AGING
Adults age 65+ with a disabilityN/A29.1% (+/- 3.0%) (2014)
Median household income in 2014 dollars, householder age 65+*$47,370$46,435 (+/- $1,563) (2010-2014)
CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Students connected to a caring adultN/A59.0% (2013)
Students participating in enrichment activities (3X/week)N/A65.3% (2013)
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Voter turnout72.5%49.4% (2014)
EARLY CHILDHOOD
Children screened before age 5N/A83.0% (2014)
Low-weight births**4.0%4.8% (2014)
ECONOMY
Median household income in 2014 dollars*$89,227 (+/- $6,169) $76,269 (+/- $1,679) (2014)
Poverty rate*3.5% (+/- 0.8%) 7.3% (+/- 0.9%) (2014)
EDUCATION
3rd graders proficient in readingN/A64.2% (2015)
8th graders proficient in mathN/A61.3% (2015)
Students graduating high school on timeN/A86.7% (2015)
ENVIRONMENT
Days air quality was rated "good"310319 (2014)
HEALTH
Adults age 20+ who are obeseN/A25.9% (+/- 1.9%) (2012)
Adults age 20+ with diabetesN/A6.6% (+/- 0.9%) (2012)
Residents under age 65 who are uninsuredN/A7.7% (+/- 0.6%) (2013)
Psychiatric hospital admissions per 1,000 residents age 14+5.37.2 (2013)
HOUSING
Households paying 30% or more of income for housing*20.9%26.6% (+/- 1.8%) (2014)
Homeownership rate78.2%74.8% (+/- 1.4%) (2014)
PUBLIC SAFETY
Serious crimes committed per 100,000 residents3,0902,127 (2014)
Traffic injuries and fatalities per 100,000 residents727474 (2014)
TRANSPORTATION
Highway miles rated in poor conditionN/A5.4% (2014)
WORKFORCE
Proportion of adults age 16-64 working83.0%81.7% (+/- 0.9%) (2014)
Adults age 25+ with a bachelor's degree or higher34.9%41.0% (+/- 1.5%) (2014)

Notes:

* Figures for percent in poverty and median household income were collected from the 2000 decennial census, which asked about income during 1999. Elsewhere on the Compass site these are reported as 1999 data, but they are listed here in the 2000 column for comparison purposes. Income data have been inflation-adjusted and are shown in most recent year dollars.

** Babies with a birth weight under 2,500 grams (5lbs, 8 oz) are considered to be low birth weight.

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