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.

Population
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Population

Population2000201020212026
Dakota Electric Association376,224420,411466,053487,980

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-429,21928,69130,329
5-930,53930,46031,220
10-1431,36832,36532,426
15-1928,82028,74329,710
20-2422,93524,88024,517
25-2928,85331,32429,068
30-3428,37632,22935,681
35-3928,48934,10735,929
40-4431,38431,40135,334
45-4935,99028,84531,536
50-5433,76530,39128,162
55-5926,96733,15929,065
60-6420,97230,20130,828
65-6914,33624,27428,183
70-749,79718,63022,011
75-797,59211,89816,324
80-845,6807,2079,446
85+5,3307,2478,211
18+309,832355,926374,772
Median Age373939

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Race

Dakota Electric Association2021
Total466,053.000
White Alone79.040
Black Alone8.310
American Indian Alone0.510
Asian Alone5.490
Pacific Islander Alone0.080
Some Other Race2.940
Two or More Races3.630
Hispanic Origin7.550
Diversity Index45.400

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Growth Rate

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

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households138,465160,309178,384186,957
Housing Units141,166168,240183,899192,528
Owner Occupied Units139,823147,758
Renter Occupied Units38,56139,200
Vacant Units5,5155,571

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Home Value

Dakota Electric Association20212026
Median Home Value$298,263$349,543
Average Home Value$328,752$375,117
<$50,0003,0341,170
$50,000 - $99,9991,474316
$100,000 - $149,9993,745681
$150,000 - $199,99912,1383,424
$200,000 - $249,99923,04913,481
$250,000 - $299,99927,42528,054
$300,000 - $399,99938,15554,001
$400,000 - $499,99919,37431,308
$500,000 - $749,9999,13412,746
$1,000,000 +556611

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later4,174
2000-200928,262
1990-199937,046
1980-198935,703
1970-197928,670
1960-196917,793
1950-195910,431
1940-19492,277
1939 or Before6,069

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Income
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Income

Dakota Electric Association20212026
Median Household$88,893$99,668
Average Household$110,994$123,377
Per Capita$42,468$47,253

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Household Income Base

Dakota Electric Association2021
<$15,0009,171
$15,000 - $24,9997,981
$25,000 - $34,99910,416
$35,000 - $49,99917,838
$50,000 - $74,99928,275
$75,000 - $99,99924,887
$100,000 - $149,99940,596
$150,000 - $199,99919,651
$200,000+19,568

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+242,650
In-County Residents117,957
Out-of-County Residents121,480
Drive Alone196,043
Carpooled20,127
Public Transport7,580
Work at Home13,062
Less than 5 minutes4,736
5-9 minutes21,455
10-14 minutes28,322
15-19 minutes33,647
20-24 minutes34,875
25-29 minutes21,322
30-34 minutes35,712
35-39 minutes9,582
40-44 minutes11,303
45-59 minutes18,208
60-89 minutes7,623
90+ minutes2,803
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees215,088
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt234
Mining13
Utilities520
Construction9,656
Manufacturing22,072
Wholesale Trade9,678
  
Retail Trade32,519
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers4,843
Furn & Home Furnish Str1,198
Electronics & Appl Store1,002
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip3,634
Food & Beverage Stores6,285
Health/Pers Care Stores2,380
Gasoline Stations324
Clothing/Accessory Store1,632
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music1,007
General Merchandise Str6,651
Misc Store Retailers3,236
Nonstore Retailers327
  
Transportation/Warehouse8,940
Information4,787
  
Finance & Insurance11,109
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn3,215
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv1,679
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other6,215
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing4,376
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv21,639
Legal Services8,127
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises223
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt5,643
Educational Services17,461
HealthCare/Social Assist22,287
Arts/Entertainment/Rec4,591
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs17,005
Accommodation2,011
Food Srv/Drinking Places14,995
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin12,172
Auto Repair/Maintenance2,159
Public Administration Emp9,333

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Educational Attainment (25+)

Dakota Electric Association2021
Some High School8,303
Graduated High School57,088
Associates Degree37,321
Bachelor's Degree97,071
Graduate Degree43,208

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses13,206
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus44
Mining Bus2
Utilities Bus11
Construction Bus997
Manufacturing Bus584
Wholesale Trade Bus481
  
Retail Trade Bus1,886
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus223
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus130
Electronics & Appl Store Bus77
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus186
Food & Beverage Stores Bus263
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus178
Gasoline Stations Bus44
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus186
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus115
General Merchandise Str Bus91
Misc Store Retailers Bus263
Nonstore Retailers Bus131
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus373
Information Bus293
  
Finance & Insurance Bus805
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus219
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus215
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus370
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus628
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus1,257
Legal Services Bus250
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus28
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus493
Educational Services Bus375
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus1,191
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus308
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus824
Accommodation Bus70
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus754
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus1,401
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus253
Public Administration Bus282

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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