Dakota County, Minnesota

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Dakota County, Minnesota
DakotaCH1.jpg
Dakota County Courthouse
Location within Minnesota
Location within Minnesota
Map of the United States highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location within the U.S.
FoundedOctober 27, 1849[1]
Named forDakota people
SeatHastings
Largest cityEagan
Area
 • Total587 sq mi (1,520 km2)
 • Land562 sq mi (1,456 km2)
 • Water25 sq mi (65 km2), 4.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)417,486
 • Density709/sq mi (274/km2)
Congressional district2nd
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.dakotacounty.us

Dakota County is the third-most populous county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2010, 398,552 people lived there.[2] The county seat is Hastings.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Minnesota Place Names". Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  2. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 9, 2011. Retrieved August 31, 2013.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.