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The county is in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 379,058. This was an increase of 6.51% from the 2000 census.
In 2002, the per capita personal income in Dakota County was $37,289. This was an increase of 21.3% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 121% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.
30% of Dakota County residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dakota County ancestry & family history guide.
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Cemeteries in Dakota County include Acacia Park Cemetery, All Saints Cemetery, Bellwood Cemetery, Castle Rock Valley Cemetery, Corinthian Cemetery, East Christiania Cemetery, Emmanuel Cemetery, German Lutheran Cemetery, Greenvale Cemetery, Greenwood Cemetery ... View cemeteries
Communities in Dakota County include Antlers Park, Apple Valley, Argonne, Burnsville, Castle Rock, Coates, Douglas, Eagan, Empire, Eureka ... View communities
Colleges in Dakota County include Dakota County Technical College, Inver Hills Community College ... View colleges
School districts in Dakota County include Burnsville, Farmington, Hastings, Intermediate School District 9, Inver Grove Heights Schools, Lakeville, Randolph, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan, South St. Paul, West St. Paul-Mendota Hts.-Eagan ... View school districts
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Libraries in Dakota County include Apple Valley: Galaxie Library, Burnsville: Burnhaven Comm Library, Farmington Community Library, Hastings: Pleasant Hill Library, Inver Grove Heights: Inver Glen Library, Lakeville: Heritage Library, South Saint Paul Public Library, Wescott Community Library, West Saint Paul: Wentworth Comm Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Dakota County include Apple Valley Thisweek, Apple Valley-Rosemount Sun Current, Burnsville Sun Current, Burnsville Thisweek, Eagan Sun Current, Eagan Thisweek, Farmington Independent, Farmington Thisweek, Hastings Star-Gazette, Lakeville Sun Current ... View newspapers
Dakota County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dakota County political report.
Hotels in Dakota County include Americinn Hotel & Suites, Americinn Inver Grove Heights, Americinn Motel & Suites, Americinn of Hastings, Best Western, Best Western Yankee Square Inn, Comfort Inn & Suites, Country Inn & Suites, Country Inn & Suites Hastings, Country Inn by Carlson ... More hotels
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