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

Population2000201020192024
Dakota Electric Association376,224420,411455,361476,794

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Population by Age

Population201020192024
0-429,21928,59330,186
5-930,53930,15930,665
10-1431,36832,00432,162
15-1928,82028,42429,509
20-2422,93524,85924,138
25-2928,85331,10328,613
30-3428,37631,41335,634
35-3928,48932,79734,579
40-4431,38429,67234,139
45-4935,99029,69029,654
50-5433,76530,96029,138
55-5926,96733,39229,346
60-6420,97228,79631,051
65-6914,33622,74526,762
70-749,79716,59920,568
75-797,59210,62614,509
80-845,6806,5928,510
85+5,3306,9387,632
18+309,832346,174364,632
Median Age373839

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Population by Race

Dakota Electric Association2019
Total455,361.000
White Alone80.710
Black Alone7.160
American Indian Alone0.490
Asian Alone5.280
Pacific Islander Alone0.060
Some Other Race2.760
Two or More Races3.530
Hispanic Origin7.040
Diversity Index42.700

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Growth Rate

Dakota Electric Association2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population1%1%
Households1%1%
Families1%1%
Median Household Income%3%
Per Capita Income%3%

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020192024
Households138,465160,309173,537181,648
Housing Units141,166168,240179,962187,939
Owner Occupied Units131,785138,492
Renter Occupied Units41,75243,156
Vacant Units6,4256,291

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Home Value

Dakota Electric Association20192024
Median Home Value$271,947$316,143
Average Home Value$304,179$349,496
<$50,0002,519455
$50,000 - $99,9992,045281
$100,000 - $149,9995,820255
$150,000 - $199,99918,6619,963
$200,000 - $249,99926,60324,170
$250,000 - $299,99923,33927,729
$300,000 - $399,99929,13339,606
$400,000 - $499,99914,95723,011
$500,000 - $749,9996,85410,884
$1,000,000 +409401

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later3,812
2000-200928,852
1990-199936,211
1980-198935,286
1970-197928,675
1960-196918,548
1950-195910,363
1940-19492,067
1939 or Before7,164

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Income
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Income

Dakota Electric Association20192024
Median Household$83,098$94,682
Average Household$106,815$121,302
Per Capita$40,695$46,200

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Household Income Base

Dakota Electric Association2019
<$15,0008,382
$15,000 - $24,9998,902
$25,000 - $34,99911,491
$35,000 - $49,99918,167
$50,000 - $74,99929,579
$75,000 - $99,99926,086
$100,000 - $149,99935,043
$150,000 - $199,99919,177
$200,000+16,709

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+239,031
In-County Residents115,377
Out-of-County Residents120,956
Drive Alone194,615
Carpooled19,751
Public Transport7,659
Work at Home11,854
Less than 5 minutes5,216
5-9 minutes22,001
10-14 minutes28,351
15-19 minutes33,710
20-24 minutes35,255
25-29 minutes20,175
30-34 minutes35,424
35-39 minutes8,632
40-44 minutes10,735
45-59 minutes17,682
60-89 minutes7,757
90+ minutes2,239
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees215,956
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt207
Mining5
Utilities484
Construction9,359
Manufacturing22,445
Wholesale Trade9,601
  
Retail Trade37,200
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers4,148
Furn & Home Furnish Str952
Electronics & Appl Store1,016
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip3,718
Food & Beverage Stores5,630
Health/Pers Care Stores2,243
Gasoline Stations355
Clothing/Accessory Store2,119
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music7,065
General Merchandise Str6,391
Misc Store Retailers3,135
Nonstore Retailers429
  
Transportation/Warehouse7,725
Information5,524
  
Finance & Insurance9,816
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn2,856
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv1,002
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other5,958
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing4,823
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv21,250
Legal Services8,739
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises65
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt5,097
Educational Services16,335
HealthCare/Social Assist19,234
Arts/Entertainment/Rec5,344
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs18,796
Accommodation2,873
Food Srv/Drinking Places15,923
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin12,208
Auto Repair/Maintenance2,569
Public Administration Emp9,797

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

Educational Attainment (25+)

Dakota Electric Association2019
Some High School9,101
Graduated High School55,945
Associates Degree35,535
Bachelor's Degree89,944
Graduate Degree42,641

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses13,337
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus49
Mining Bus1
Utilities Bus14
Construction Bus1,076
Manufacturing Bus615
Wholesale Trade Bus490
  
Retail Trade Bus1,808
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus221
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus120
Electronics & Appl Store Bus86
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus193
Food & Beverage Stores Bus238
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus181
Gasoline Stations Bus47
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus199
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus123
General Merchandise Str Bus86
Misc Store Retailers Bus265
Nonstore Retailers Bus48
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus376
Information Bus322
  
Finance & Insurance Bus817
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus208
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus220
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus389
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus658
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus1,268
Legal Services Bus237
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus20
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus524
Educational Services Bus387
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus1,134
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus312
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus819
Accommodation Bus72
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus747
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus1,427
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus248
Public Administration Bus288

Source: ESRI, 2019-08-30

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