Dakota County

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Demographics
Total population ▼ more data 398,552(2010)
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 20002010
Total population355,904398,552
Percent with one or more disabilities ▼ more data 7.7% (+/- 0.4%)(2008-2010)
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 2008-2010
Percent with one or more disabilities7.7% (+/- 0.4%)
Aging
Residents that volunteered in the past year, 65+ ▼ more data 36.5%*(2010-2012)
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 2006-20082007-20092008-20102009-20112010-2012
Residents that volunteered in the past year, 65+37.1%38.5%37.9%37.0%36.5%
Median household income per older adult, 65+ ▼ more data $26,029 (+/- $1,482)(2008-2010)
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 199020002008-2010
Median household income per older adult, 65+$22,227$26,902$26,029 (+/- $1,482)
Percent with one or more disabilities, 65+ ▼ more data 29.1% (+/- 1.8%)(2008-2010)
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 2008-2010
Percent with one or more disabilities, 65+29.1% (+/- 1.8%)
Children and Youth
Child population (0-19) ▼ more data 113,912(2010)
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 199020002010
Child population (0-19)88,729112,231113,912
Child population (0-17) ▼ more data 105,060(2010)
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 199020002010
Child population (0-17)82,146103,862105,060
Children in poverty (0-17) ▼ more data 7.6% (+/- 0.9%)(2008-2010)
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 199020002008-2010
Children in poverty (0-17)5.6%4.2%7.6% (+/- 0.9%)
Students connected to a caring adult in the community ▼ more data 74.9%(2010)
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 2010
Students connected to a caring adult in the community74.9%
Students highly engaged in enrichment activies ▼ more data 67.2%(2010)
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 2010
Students highly engaged in enrichment activies67.2%
Civic Engagement
Percent of residents (16+) that volunteered in the past year ▼ more data 37.3%*(2010)
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 20062007200820092010
Percent of residents (16+) that volunteered in the past year39.5%38.3%37.4%36.6%37.3%
Voting-age turnout ▼ more data 76.7%(2012)
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 20042006200820102012
Voting-age turnout79.5%59.7%78.3%55.5%76.7%
Early Childhood
Percent low birth weight among single births ▼ more data 4.4%(2010)
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 20062007200820092010
Percent low birth weight among single births4.0%4.8%4.3%4.8%4.4%
Percent of children screened who were under age 5 ▼ more data 84.1%(2011)
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 20072008200920102011
Percent of children screened who were under age 582.7%81.7%83.9%83.9%84.1%
Economy
Percent in poverty ▼ more data 5.9% (+/- 0.6%)(2008-2010)
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 199020002008-2010
Percent in poverty4.3%3.6%5.9% (+/- 0.6%)
Real median household income ▼ more data $70,829 (+/- $1,119)(2008-2010)
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 20002008-2010
Real median household income$80,913$70,829 (+/- $1,119)
Total jobs ▼ more data 177,826(Q3 2013)
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 Q3 2012Q4 2012Q1 2013Q2 2013Q3 2013
Total jobs172,815176,071173,249178,750177,826
Change in jobs since last quarter ▼ more data -924(Q3 2013)
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 Q3 2012Q4 2012Q1 2013Q2 2013Q3 2013
Change in jobs since last quarter-2,2143,256-2,8225,501-924
Percent change in jobs since last year ▼ more data 2.9%(Q3 2013)
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 Q3 2012Q4 2012Q1 2013Q2 2013Q3 2013
Percent change in jobs since last year1.4%2.0%2.8%2.1%2.9%
Education
Percent meeting or exceeding standards in 3rd grade reading ▼ more data 84.9%(2012)
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 20082009201020112012
Percent meeting or exceeding standards in 3rd grade reading82.5%84.1%80.7%83.5%84.9%
Percent of 9th graders attending 95% or more ▼ more data 75.3%(2011)
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 20072008200920102011
Percent of 9th graders attending 95% or more73.5%73.6%74.0%72.8%75.3%
Percent meeting or exceeding standards in 11th grade math ▼ more data 48.1%(2012)
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 20082009201020112012
Percent meeting or exceeding standards in 11th grade math40.6%49.4%49.0%56.9%48.1%
Graduation rate (on time) ▼ more data 83.3%(2013)
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 20092010201120122013
Graduation rate (on time)80.0%82.0%82.9%83.4%83.3%
Environment
Number of days air quality was good ▼ more data 306(2012)
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 20082009201020112012
Number of days air quality was good304301295267306
Health
Percent of adults (20+) with diagnosed diabetes ▼ more data 6.1% (+/- 1.1%)(2009)
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 20052006200720082009
Percent of adults (20+) with diagnosed diabetes5.8% (+/- 1.2%)5.9% (+/- 1.2%)6.1% (+/- 1.1%)6.5% (+/- 1.1%)6.1% (+/- 1.1%)
Percent of adults (20+) who are obese ▼ more data 26.4% (+/- 2.6%)(2009)
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 20052006200720082009
Percent of adults (20+) who are obese21.6% (+/- 2.8%)24.1% (+/- 2.9%)25.6% (+/- 2.9%)26.9% (+/- 3.0%)26.4% (+/- 2.6%)
Percent uninsured, Under 65 ▼ more data 7.3% (+/- 0.6%)(2008-2010)
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 2008-2010
Percent uninsured, Under 657.3% (+/- 0.6%)
Housing
Share of all households paying 30% or more of income for monthly housing costs ▼ more data 31.8% (+/- 1.2%)(2008-2010)
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 199020002008-2010
Share of all households paying 30% or more of income for monthly housing costs23.6%20.9%31.8% (+/- 1.2%)
Homelessness rate per 10,000 (count) ▼ more data 22.8*(2009)
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Age
 19972000200320062009
Homelessness rate per 10,000 (count)17.021.920.419.522.8
Homeownership Gap ▼ more data 25.9% (+/- 9.2%)(2008-2010)
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 199020002008-2010
Homeownership Gap17.4%25.5%25.9% (+/- 9.2%)
Homeownership Rate ▼ more data 77.5% (+/- 0.7%)(2008-2010)
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 199020002008-2010
Homeownership Rate73.9%78.2%77.5% (+/- 0.7%)
Immigration
Percent foreign born ▼ more data 7.9% (+/- 0.4%)(2008-2010)
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 199020002008-2010
Percent foreign born2.3%5.1%7.9% (+/- 0.4%)
Proportion of adults working (foreign born) ▼ more data 75.3% (+/- 4.1%)(2008-2010)
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 199020002008-2010
Proportion of adults working (foreign born)78.0%75.7%75.3% (+/- 4.1%)
Public Safety
Percent of adults who were the victim of a property crime ▼ more data 18.7% (+/- 8.1%)*(2011)
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 20092011
Percent of adults who were the victim of a property crime16.7% (+/- 6.2%)18.7% (+/- 8.1%)
Percent of adults who were the victim of a violent crime ▼ more data 0.3% (+/- 0.4%)*(2011)
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 20092011
Percent of adults who were the victim of a violent crime3.6% (+/- 2.6%)0.3% (+/- 0.4%)
Transportation
Rate of fatalities and injuries per 100,000 ▼ more data 468(2012)
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 20082009201020112012
Rate of fatalities and injuries per 100,000543513508509468
Workforce
Proportion of adults working ▼ more data 79.0% (+/- 1.0%)(2008-2010)
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 199020002008-2010
Proportion of adults working83.5%83.7%79.0% (+/- 1.0%)
Percent (age 25+) with bachelor's degree or higher ▼ more data 38.2% (+/- 0.8%)(2008-2010)
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 199020002008-2010
Percent (age 25+) with bachelor's degree or higher27.6%34.9%38.2% (+/- 0.8%)

Notes:

Population trends: For data year 1990,"white" refers to race only and may include individuals that identify as both white and Hispanic. For data years 2000 and 2008-10, "white" refers both race and ethnicity (white, non-Hispanic).

Education indicators are for public schools in the county. St. Paul education data is for St. Paul public school district.

* = Only regional data is available.

Sources:

US Census Bureau, Decennial Census 2010, 2000, 1990
US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2008-10
Minnesota Population Center. National Historical Geographic Information System: Version 2.0. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota 2011.
Current Population Survey, Volunteer Supplement, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2008-10
Integrated Public Use Microdata Steven Ruggles, J. Trent Alexander, Katie Genadek, Ronald Goeken, Matthew B. Schroeder, and Matthew Sobek. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 5.0 [Machine-readable database]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2010.
Minnesota Student Survey, Minnesota Departments of Education, Health, Human Services and Public Safety. Custom data tables and cross-tabulations provided by the MN Department of Health, MN Center for Health Statistics.
Minnesota Secretary of State, Elections Project, and U.S. Census Bureau
Minnesota Department of Education, Early Learning Services, Early Childhood Screening Reports, MARSS data.
Minnesota Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics, and National Center for Health Statistics.
MN Department of Employment and Economic Development, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.
Minnesota Department of Education
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and U.S. Census Bureau
Minnesota Department of Public Safety, National Highway Safety Administration, and U.S. Census Bureau
Minnesota Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Transportation

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