State Demographics

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.

Dakota Electric Association

Population

Total Population

466,053

Population
Growth Rate

0.92%

Median Age

39

Diversity Index

45.400

Housing & Income

Households

178,384

Total Housing Units

183,899


Owner Occupied

139,823

Renter Occupied

38,561

Vacant

5,515

Median Home Value

$298,263


Average Home Value

$328,752

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.95%


Per Capita Income

2.16%

Income Projection

Median Household

$88,893 $99,668


Average Household

$110,994 $123,377


Per Capita

$42,468 $47,253

Workforce

Total Businesses

13,206

Total Employed

215,088

Workers 16+

242,650

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1,886

Employed

32,519

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

1,191

Employed

22,287

2021 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

584

Employed

22,072

2021 Prof/Scientific/Tech Service

cp-industries

Businesses

1,257

Employed

21,639

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

375

Employed

17,461

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

824

Employed

17,005

Some
High School

8,303

Graduated
High School

57,088

Associates
Degree

37,321

Bachelor's
Degree

97,071

Graduate
Degree

43,208

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

117,957

Non-Resident Commuters

121,480

Drive Alone

196,043

Carpooled

20,127

Public

7,580

Work At Home

13,062