The members of the Board as of March 1, are:. There are appointed boards for the library system, community development agency, and several advisory boards. Dakota County voters tend to vote Democratic. The county terrain consists of low rolling hills, sloping to the river valleys. The northern and eastern boundaries of Dakota County are marked by the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers.
Management and jurisdiction of the rivers falls into multiple local, State and Federal agencies. The following protected areas are within or partially within Dakota County  :. The following parks are located within Dakota County  :. According to the United States Census , Dakota County had a population of ,, of which , In terms of age, The median age was The median age for males was In terms of race and ethnicity, the county was Hispanics and Latinos of any race made up 6. In terms of households, Approximately The average household size is 2.
In terms of housing occupancy, Of the vacant housing units, 2. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1. Of all occupied housing units, The population in owner-occupied units was ,; the average household size was 2.
The population in renter-occupied units was 80,; the average household size was 2. Dakota County is home to the state's largest school districts and some of the highest paid Superintendents.
Dakota County is home to sites significant in the state's early history. At Mendota, the Treaty of Mendota was signed, opening Southern Minnesota to settlement, and prominent Saint Paul businessmen built their mansions there. Though linked with the state's capital for much of history via rail, Dakota County owes much of its current growth to the expansion of Minneapolis' population which accelerated during the post-World War II boom era of the s.
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Paul, and South St. Paul are synonymous with the Twin Cities, as being part of "the Cities. In contrast, the southern part of Dakota County reflects the rural past with small towns such as Farmington, Coates, Vermillion, Hampton, Randolph, and Miesville where street grids and housing dating from the early 20th century can be found.
Much of the county is self-contained except for two examples. The City of Hastings, the county seat, lies on both banks of the Mississippi River and was linked historically and physically by rail to the growing influence of the state's capital, Saint Paul. On the south border, the City of Northfield, technically in Rice County, has expanded north into Dakota however the city itself is allowed into the municipal sewer boundary.
Though all of Dakota County is considered part of the metropolitan area and open to major development, the county government has steadily preserved farmland and continues to acquire new permanent natural lands in the southern townships. While the center of population still lies north with more cosmopolitan residents, culturally Dakota County is a rural community and the Dakota County Fair is still a largely agricultural event, held annually in Farmington.
Most of northern Dakota County is referred to as "South of the River" for its location being south of the Minnesota River. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the county in the Minneapolis—Saint Paul metropolitan area.
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