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Dakota County Statistics

Facts

Land area562.2 square miles
Population Density709 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)408,509
Population change2.5%
Under 5 years of age6.6%
Under 1825.2%
65 and over11.6%
Females50.8%
White86.7
Hispanic or Latino of any race6.5
Asian4.7%
Two or more races2.6%
Black or African American5.4%
Native American0.5%
Pacific Islander0.1%
Had graduated from high school95%
Had a bachelor degree or higher38.7%
Veterans27,400

Households and Housing

Households154,275
Persons per household2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more87%
Median household income$73,732
The Per capita income$34,828
Live below the poverty line7.6%
Housing units161,868
Multi-unit structures22%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$223,300
Residents owning their homes75.8%

Business Facts

Total number of firms36,982
Women-owned firms28.3%
Asian-owned firms2.7%
Hispanic-owned firms1.8%
Black-owned firms2.8%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0.1%
Retail sales$5,163,980
Retail sales per capita$13,231
Manufacturers shipments$12,930,085
Merchant wholesaler sales$4,415,457
Source US Census Data