Who lives in Dakota County?

Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Under 5 years 27,397 6.6%
5-9 years 28,480 6.8%
10-14 years 29,682 7.1%
15-17 years 17,698 4.2%
18-24 years 33,517 8.0%
25-34 years 55,159 13.2%
35-44 years 55,233 13.2%
45-54 years 60,195 14.4%
55-64 years 55,994 13.4%
65-74 years 33,034 7.9%
75-84 years 15,606 3.7%
85 years and older 6,206 1.5%
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Male 205,909 49.2%
Female 212,292 50.8%
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White 345,402 82.6%
Of Color 72,799 17.4%
Black or African American 24,762 5.9%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 1,294 0.3%
Asian or Pacific Islander 19,764 4.7%
Other 12,214 2.9%
Two or more races 14,557 3.5%
Hispanic or Latino 29,186 7.0%
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Language spoken (2014-2018)
Population (5 years and older) 390,804 100.0%
English only 341,129 87.3%
Language other than English 49,675 12.7%
Speaks English less than "very well" 18,989 4.9%
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Total population for whom disability status is determined 416,293 100.0%
Population with a disability 43,853 10.5%
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Foreign-born residents 39,843 9.5%
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Residence one year ago (2014-2018)
Population (1 year and over in US) 413,226 100.0%
Same residence 359,458 87.0%
Different residence in the U.S. 51,827 12.5%
Different residence outside the U.S. 1,941 0.5%

What's Dakota County's quality of life?

Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
Household income (2018 dollars) (2014-2018)
Total households 160,144 100.0%
Less than $35,000 27,388 17.1%
$35,000-$49,999 16,439 10.3%
$50,000-$74,999 27,394 17.1%
$75,000-$99,999 25,142 15.7%
$100,000 or more 63,781 39.8%
Median household income (2018 dollars) $83,288 100%
Category Count Count margin-of-error Percent Percent margin-of-error
All people for whom poverty status is determined 415,650 100.0%
Less than $35,000 27,388 17.1%
With income below poverty 26,494 6.4%
With income 100%-149% of poverty 20,517 4.9%
With income 150%-199% of poverty 24,769 6.0%
With income 200% of poverty or higher 343,870 82.7%
17 years and younger (percent of people under age 18) 35,666 8.6%
18-24 (percent of people age 18-24) 36,720 8.8%
25-34 (percent of people age 25-34) 29,068 7.0%
35-44 (percent of people age 35-44) 23,474 5.6%
45-54 (percent of people age 45-54) 16,362 3.9%
55-64 (percent of people age 55-64) 20,707 5.0%
18-64 (percent of people age 18-64) 24,124 5.8%
65 years and older (percent of people age 65+) 20,496 4.9%
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Health coverage (2014-2018)
Total population age 65 and under for whom health insurance coverage status is determined 416,293 100.0%
Population 65 and under without health insurance coverage 17,813 4.3%
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Total housing units (2014-2018)
Total housing units 165,119 100.0%
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Owned and Rental Housing (2014-2018)
Vacant housing units (seasonal units included) 4,975 3.0%
Occupied housing units 160,144 97.0%
Average household size 2.6
Owner-occupied 119,031 72.1%
Average household size 2.7
Renter-occupied 41,113 24.9%
Average household size 2.3
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Year built (2014-2018)
2000 or later 33,876 20.5%
1970-1999 96,940 58.7%
1940-1969 26,899 16.3%
1939 or earlier 7,404 4.5%
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Households (2014-2018)
Total households 160,144 100.0%
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Households by type (2014-2018)
Family households 111,146 69.4%
With children under 18 years 55,040 34.4%
Married-couple family households 87,798 54.8%
With children under 18 years 39,206 24.5%
Single-person family households 23,348 14.6%
With children under 18 years 15,834 9.9%
Nonfamily households 48,998 30.6%
Householder living alone 39,356 24.6%
65 years and over 15,306 9.6%
Households with one or more children under 18 years 55,460 34.6%
Households with one or more people 65 years and over 38,264 23.9%
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Year householder moved into unit (2014-2018)
Moved in 2010 or later 70,017 43.7%
Moved in 2000-2009 45,164 28.2%
Moved in 1990-1999 25,605 16.0%
Moved in 1989 or earlier 19,358 12.1%
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All households for which cost burden is calculated 158,168 100.0%
Cost-burdened households 38,479 24.3%
Owner households for which cost burden is calculated 118,508 100.0%
Cost-burdened owner households 20,806 17.6%
Renter households for which cost burden is calculated 39,660 100.0%
Cost-burdened renter households 17,673 44.6%
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Rent paid (2014-2018)
Households paying rent 39,898
Median rent paid (2018 dollars) $1,119
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Vehicles per household (2014-2018)
No vehicles 6,742 4.2%
1 vehicle available 46,285 28.9%
2 vehicles available 71,018 44.3%
3 or more vehicles available 36,099 22.5%
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Transportation to work (2014-2018)
Workers (16 years and older) 229,297 100.0%
Car, truck, or van (including passengers) 204,838 89.3%
Public transportation 7,569 3.3%
Walked, biked, worked at home, or other 16,890 7.4%
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Travel time to work (2014-2018)
Total workers age 16+ (not home based) 217,557 100.0%
Less than 10 minutes 25,491 11.7%
10-19 minutes 59,090 27.2%
20-29 minutes 52,890 24.3%
30 minutes or longer 80,086 36.8%
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Educational attainment (2014-2018)
Population (25 years and older) 281,427 100.0%
Less than high school 14,448 5.1%
High school diploma or GED 58,074 20.6%
Some college or associate’s degree 91,276 32.4%
Bachelor’s Degree 81,723 29.0%
Graduate or professional Degree 35,906 12.8%
High school graduate or higher 266,979 94.9%
Bachelor’s degree or higher 117,629 41.8%
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Working Adults (2014-2018)
Total civilian non-institutionalized population, age 18-64 259,318 100.0%
Working age adults who are employed 218,081 84.1%
Civilian labor force 225,598 100.0%
Unemployed 7,517 3.3%
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Total employed workers (LEHD) (2017)
Total employed workers 228,167 100.0%
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Worker age (2017)
Age 29 or younger 51,347 22.5%
Age 30 to 54 124,884 54.7%
Age 55 or older 51,936 22.8%
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Workers by earnings (2017)
$15,000 per year or less 50,000 21.9%
$15,001 to $39,999 per year 55,626 24.4%
$40,000 or more per year 122,541 53.7%
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Workers by industry of employment (2017)
Accommodation and food services 17,821 7.8%
Administration & support, waste management, and remediation 156 0.1%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 11,590 5.1%
Arts, entertainment, and recreation 4,679 2.1%
Construction 8,820 3.9%
Educational services 20,665 9.1%
Finance and insurance 15,383 6.7%
Health care and social assistance 32,535 14.3%
Information 6,181 2.7%
Management of companies and enterprises 8,868 3.9%
Manufacturing 18,886 8.3%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 156 0.1%
Other services (excluding public administration) 7,860 3.4%
Professional, scientific, and technical services 15,604 6.8%
Public administration 9,609 4.2%
Real estate and rental and leasing 3,317 1.5%
Retail trade 23,110 10.1%
Transportation and warehousing 9,462 4.1%
Utilities 1,018 0.4%
Wholesale trade 11,846 5.2%
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Workers by race (2017)
White alone 196,819 86.3%
Black or African American alone 14,509 6.4%
American Indian or Alaska Native alone 1,042 0.5%
Asian alone 11,938 5.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander alone 174 0.1%
Two or more race groups 3,685 1.6%
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Workers by educational attainment (2017)
Less than high school 13,750 6.0%
High school or equivalent, no college 42,066 18.4%
Some college or associate degree 58,027 25.4%
Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree 62,977 27.6%