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Dakota County, Minnesota Facts

Facts
State Minnesota
Land area 562.2 square miles
Population Density 709 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 408,509
Population change 2.5%
Under 5 years of age 6.6%
Under 18 25.2%
65 and over 11.6%
Females 50.8%
White 86.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race 6.5
Asian 4.7%
Two or more races 2.6%
Black or African American 5.4%
Native American 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 95%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 38.7%
Veterans 27,400
Households and Housing
Households 154,275
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 87%
Median household income $73,732
The per capita income $34,828
Live below the poverty line. 7.6%
housing units 161,868
Multi-unit structures 22%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $223,300
Residents owning their homes. 75.8%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 36,982
Women-owned firms 28.3%
Asian-owned firms 2.7%
Hispanic-owned firms 1.8%
Black-owned firms 2.8%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0.1%
Retail sales $5,163,980
Retail sales per capita $13,231
Manufacturers shipments $12,930,085
Merchant wholesaler sales $4,415,457