Dakota County Electric Cooperative was founded in 1937 by a group of farmers, with the help of the Rural Electric Association. On April 5, 1937, articles were adopted and Dakota Electric was incorporated. On Monday, Feb. 21, 1938, the lights came on in rural Dakota County. At that time, Dakota County Electric Cooperative covered 240 miles and served 800 members.

In July 1969, Dakota County Electric Cooperative was renamed to what is known today as Dakota Electric Association. Dakota Electric has grown considerably since its humble beginnings, now covering 507 miles and serving more than 95,000 members. Because Dakota County cities are growing rapidly, Dakota Electric Association acquires approximately 2,200 new members each year.

Population
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Population

Population2000201020182023
Dakota Electric Association376,224420,411443,333460,620

Source: ESRI, 2018-05-22

Population by Age

Population201020182023
0-429,21928,01328,990
5-930,53930,18429,719
10-1431,36831,47731,865
15-1928,82027,99228,991
20-2422,93525,16523,414
25-2928,85329,34128,434
30-3428,37630,89733,117
35-3928,48931,00633,768
40-4431,38429,17132,413
45-4935,99030,11928,744
50-5433,76533,06229,790
55-5926,96732,45630,832
60-6420,97226,75429,905
65-6914,33621,15824,640
70-749,79714,49918,926
75-797,5929,36312,692
80-845,6806,1237,369
85+5,3306,5517,012
18+309,832335,590351,267
Median Age373839

Source: ESRI, 2018-05-22

Population by Race

Dakota Electric Association2018
Total443,333.000
White Alone82.240
Black Alone6.160
American Indian Alone0.460
Asian Alone5.120
Pacific Islander Alone0.060
Some Other Race2.620
Two or More Races3.340
Hispanic Origin6.630
Diversity Index40.200

Source: ESRI, 2018-05-22

Growth Rate

Dakota Electric Association2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population1%1%
Households1%1%
Families1%1%
Median Household Income%2%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2018-05-22

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020182023
Households138,465160,309169,146175,768
Housing Units141,166168,240176,096182,838
Owner Occupied Units127,728132,854
Renter Occupied Units41,41842,914
Vacant Units6,9507,070

Source: ESRI, 2018-05-22

Home Value

Dakota Electric Association20182023
Median Home Value$248,589$278,241
Average Home Value$279,909$311,417
<$50,0003,7542,302
$50,000 - $99,9993,2332,211
$100,000 - $149,99911,1328,509
$150,000 - $199,99922,26818,133
$200,000 - $249,99924,15821,946
$250,000 - $299,99921,07123,593
$300,000 - $399,99922,84729,800
$400,000 - $499,99911,11715,148
$500,000 - $749,9996,1818,291
$1,000,000 +8391,340

Source: ESRI, 2018-05-22

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later1,870
2000-200929,149
1990-199937,277
1980-198934,234
1970-197929,614
1960-196918,613
1950-195910,502
1940-19492,301
1939 or Before7,069

Source: ESRI, 2018-05-22

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Income
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Income

Dakota Electric Association20182023
Median Household$79,474$86,332
Average Household$101,181$112,814
Per Capita$38,718$43,157

Source: ESRI, 2018-05-22

Household Income Base

Dakota Electric Association2018
<$15,0007,933
$15,000 - $24,99910,493
$25,000 - $34,99910,651
$35,000 - $49,99918,493
$50,000 - $74,99931,100
$75,000 - $99,99925,753
$100,000 - $149,99935,560
$150,000 - $199,99915,876
$200,000+13,287

Source: ESRI, 2018-05-22

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+231,783
In-County Residents111,438
Out-of-County Residents117,559
Drive Alone189,829
Carpooled18,579
Public Transport7,697
Work at Home10,754
Less than 5 minutes5,287
5-9 minutes21,411
10-14 minutes27,964
15-19 minutes31,853
20-24 minutes35,323
25-29 minutes19,353
30-34 minutes36,115
35-39 minutes8,345
40-44 minutes9,919
45-59 minutes16,547
60-89 minutes6,857
90+ minutes2,054
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2018-05-22

Source: ESRI, 2018-05-22

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees220,646
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt275
Mining5
Utilities596
Construction10,250
Manufacturing21,808
Wholesale Trade10,709
  
Retail Trade32,181
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers4,304
Furn & Home Furnish Str1,030
Electronics & Appl Store1,261
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip4,094
Food & Beverage Stores6,081
Health/Pers Care Stores2,227
Gasoline Stations429
Clothing/Accessory Store2,292
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music1,361
General Merchandise Str6,603
Misc Store Retailers2,164
Nonstore Retailers335
  
Transportation/Warehouse9,032
Information11,990
  
Finance & Insurance10,432
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn3,293
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv986
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other6,153
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing4,634
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv23,007
Legal Services8,770
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises81
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt5,396
Educational Services15,197
HealthCare/Social Assist19,224
Arts/Entertainment/Rec4,822
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs18,167
Accommodation2,525
Food Srv/Drinking Places15,642
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin12,316
Auto Repair/Maintenance2,044
Public Administration Emp10,220

Source: ESRI, 2018-05-22

Educational Attainment (25+)

Dakota Electric Association2018
Some High School9,291
Graduated High School56,071
Associates Degree36,105
Bachelor's Degree83,830
Graduate Degree38,966

Source: ESRI, 2018-05-22

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses13,885
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus69
Mining Bus1
Utilities Bus25
Construction Bus1,186
Manufacturing Bus628
Wholesale Trade Bus571
  
Retail Trade Bus1,988
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus229
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus123
Electronics & Appl Store Bus125
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus202
Food & Beverage Stores Bus276
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus207
Gasoline Stations Bus55
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus242
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus125
General Merchandise Str Bus94
Misc Store Retailers Bus258
Nonstore Retailers Bus53
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus440
Information Bus337
  
Finance & Insurance Bus842
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus243
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus197
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus401
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus768
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus1,341
Legal Services Bus239
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus13
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus564
Educational Services Bus391
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus1,154
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus296
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus774
Accommodation Bus71
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus703
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus1,439
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus276
Public Administration Bus329

Source: ESRI, 2018-05-22

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