Dakota County

DEMOGRAPHICS2000MOST RECENT DATA
Total population355,904408,509 (2013)
Percent of Color10.0%18.9% (2013)
Median age33.737.5 (2013)
AGING
Percent age 65+7.4%11.6% (2013)
Median household income, 65+ head of household$45,949$43,196 (2008-2012)
CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Population under 20112,231112,495 (2013)
Students connected to a caring adult in the communityN/A59.0% (2013)
Students highly engaged in enrichment activitiesN/A65.3% (2013)
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Voter turnout72.5%76.7% (2012)
EARLY CHILDHOOD
Percent low birth weight among single births4.0%4.8% (2012)
Percent of children screened who were under age 5N/A82.7% (2013)
Number of children screened who were under age 5 N/A4,449 (2013)
ECONOMY
Median household income$86,551$71,574 (2012)
Percent of individuals below the poverty level3.5%7.5% (2012)
EDUCATION
Percent meeting or exceeding standards in 3rd grade readingN/A62.7% (2013)
Percent meeting or exceeding standards in 8th grade mathN/A61.4% (2013)
Graduation rate (on time)N/A83.3% (2013)
HEALTH
Percent of adults (20+) with diagnosed diabetesN/A5.9% (2011)
Percent of adults (20+) who are obeseN/A24.7% (2011)
Percent uninsured, under age 65N/A7.6% (2012)
Rate of psychiatric hospital admissions per 1,000 residents5.37.4 (2012)
HOUSING
Share of all households paying 30% or more of income for monthly housing costs20.9%29.8% (2012)
Homeownership rate78.2%73.6% (2012)
IMMIGRATION
Percent foreign born5.1%8.4% (2012)
PUBLIC SAFETY
Serious crime rate per 100,000 residents3,0902,281 (2013)
TRANSPORTATION
Rate of fatalities and injuries per 100,000727505 (2013)
Percent of bridges that are deficient or obsoleteN/A4.6% (2012)
WORKFORCE
Proportion of adults working (age 16-64)83.0%78.2% (2012)
Percent with bachelor's degree or higher (age 25+)34.9%39.0% (2012)

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.

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