Dakota County NE Information


Dakota County Subdivisions

Dakota County NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,463
Population in Households 21,214
Population in Familes 17,855
Population in Group Qrtrs 249
Population Density1 81
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 7,296
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 5,215
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,821 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,439 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,857 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 525 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $113,249
Average Home Value $134,219


Median Household Income $48,077
Average Household Income $59,052
Per Capita Income $20,271
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.16%
Households 0.17% 0.05%
Families 0.1% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Dakota County NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dakota County to the other 93 counties and county equivalents in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 16 84th
Population Density1 # 5 96th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 39 59th
Per Capita Income # 92 2nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.