Dakota County is located in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area of Minnesota. The County Seat is Hastings and the largest city is Eagan. The Official Web Site is located at https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 412,529 and the 2010 census population was 398,552. The land area is 562.17 square miles and there are 709 persons per square mile.
86.7% of the population is White, 5.4% is Black or African American, 6.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 4.7% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.6% is two or more races. 94.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 38.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $223,300, there are 154,275 households, an average of 2.59 persons per household. The per capita income is $34,828, the median household income is $73,732, and 7.6% of the persons in Dakota County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 36,982. Retail sales (in $1000) were $5,163,980, and sales per capita were $13,231. The percentage of black-owned firms is 2.8%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.3%.
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