Dakota County NE Information


Dakota County Subdivisions

Dakota County NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 21,291
Daytime Population: Workers 11,159
Daytime Population: Residents 10,860
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,019
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 21,042
Population in Familes 17,658
Population in Group Qrtrs 249
Population Density2 81
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $49,683
Average Household Income $62,727
Per Capita Income $21,503


Total Housing Units 7,775 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,493 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,738 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 544 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $120,906
Average Home Value $144,163


Total Households 7,231
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 5,130
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.19% 0.16%
Households 0.02% 0.06%
Families -0.14% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   3.19%


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, 2017 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 Density # 5 96th
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 43 55th
Per Capita Income # 91 3rd

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