Minnesota Dakota County Public Libraries

By | December 31, 2022

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Dakota County, Minnesota. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Minnesota Dakota County.

1. Branch Library APPLE VALLEY: GALAXIE LIBRARY
Street Address: 14355 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Phone Number: (952) 891-7045 Dakota N/A N/A

2. Bookmobile BOOKMOBILE – DAKOTA COUNTY
1101 W County Road 42, Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone Number: (952) 898-7100 Dakota N/A N/A

3. Branch Library BURNSVILLE: BURNHAVEN COMM LIBRARY
Street Address: 1101 W County Road 42, Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone Number: (952) 435-7177 Dakota N/A N/A

4. Library System DAKOTA COUNTY LIBRARY
Street Address: 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan, MN 55123
Phone Number: (651) 688-1540 Dakota 3,731,955 1,665,874

5. Branch Library EAGAN: WESCOTT COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan, MN 55123
Phone Number: (651) 688-1500 Dakota N/A N/A

6. Branch Library FARMINGTON COMMUNITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 508 Third Street, Farmington, MN 55024
Phone Number: (651) 463-7990 Dakota N/A N/A

7. Branch Library HASTINGS: PLEASANT HILL LIBRARY
Street Address: 1490 Frontage Road, Hastings, MN 55033
Phone Number: (651) 437-5286 Dakota N/A N/A

8. Branch Library INVER GROVE HEIGHTS: INVER GLEN LIBRARY
Street Address: 8098 Blaine Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Phone Number: (651) 552-7527 Dakota N/A N/A

9. Branch Library LAKEVILLE: HERITAGE LIBRARY
Street Address: 20085 Heritage Drive, Lakeville, MN 55044
Phone Number: (651) 365-3232 Dakota N/A N/A

10. Library System SOUTH SAINT PAUL PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 106 3rd Avenue N, South St Paul, MN 55075
Phone Number: (651) 554-3240 Dakota 128,729 66,687

11. Central Library SOUTH SAINT PAUL PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 106 3rd Avenue N, South St Paul, MN 55075
Phone Number: (651) 554-3240 Dakota N/A N/A

12. Branch Library WEST ST. PAUL: WENTWORTH COMM LIBRARY
Street Address: 199 Wentworth Av, West St Paul, MN 55118
Phone Number: (651) 457-8497 Dakota N/A N/A

Overview of Dakota County, Minnesota

Dakota County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population is 355,904. Its county seat is Hastings.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,519 km² (586 mi²). 1,475 km² (570 mi²) of it is land and 43 km² (17 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.86% water.

Adjacent Counties

  • Ramsey County (north)
  • Washington County (northeast)
  • Pierce County, Wisconsin (east, across the Mississippi River)
  • Goodhue County (southeast)
  • Rice County (southwest)
  • Scott County (west)
  • Hennepin County (northwest)

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 355,904 people, 131,151 households, and 94,035 families residing in the county. The population density is 241/km² (625/mi²). There are 133,750 housing units at an average density of 91/km² (235/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 91.36% White, 2.27% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 2.89% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.29% from other races, and 1.75% from two or more races. 2.94% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 131,151 households out of which 40.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% are married couples living together, 9.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% are non-families. 21.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.70 and the average family size is 3.19.

In the county the population is spread out with 29.20% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 34.30% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 7.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $61,863, and the median income for a family is $71,062. Males have a median income of $46,827 versus $32,189 for females. The per capita income for the county is $27,008. 3.60% of the population and 2.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.90% of those under the age of 18 and 5.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

According to countryaah, Dakota County, Minnesota has the following cities and towns:

Cities

  • Apple Valley
  • Burnsville
  • Coates
  • Eagan
  • Farmington
  • Hampton
  • Hastings
  • Inver Grove Heights
  • Lakeville
  • Lilydale

Townships

  • Mendota
  • Mendota Heights
  • Miesville
  • New Trier
  • Northfield
  • Randolph
  • Rosemount
  • South St. Paul
  • Sunfish Lake
  • Vermillion
  • West St. Paul
  • Castle Rock Township
  • Douglas Township
  • Empire Township
  • Eureka Township
  • Greenvale Township
  • Hampton Township
  • Marshan Township
  • Nininger Township
  • Randolph Township
  • Ravenna Township
  • Sciota Township
  • Vermillion Township
  • Waterford Township

Map of Dakota County Minnesota