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Welcome to Apple Valley ...

The city of Apple Valley is located in Dakota County<1>.

The location of Apple Valley has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Apple Valley: Apple Vly. (or less commonly used: Apple Vally. or Apple Vlly.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Apple Valley has a population of 55,202 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Apple Valley.

Apple Valley is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Apple Valley lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Apple Valley ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Apple Valley had an population of 55,202 people. This is an increase of 12.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.25% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Apple Valley had a population of 49,084 people (which is 12.32% of the total population of Dakota County). This makes Apple Valley the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Apple Valley represents 0.93% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 18th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 49,084 people, the population of Apple Valley increased 7.81% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 45,527 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Apple Valley.

Communities Also Named Apple Valley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Apple Valley - they are located in California, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina and Utah (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Apple Valley.

Communities near Apple Valley ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Apple Valley.

  • Minneapolis
  • Saint Paul
  • Bloomington
  • Woodbury
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbury
    • Woodbury lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Apple Valley.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 74,255 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodbury<6>
  • Lakeville
  • Eagan
  • Eden Prairie
  • Minnetonka
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnetonka
    • Minnetonka lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Apple Valley.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 55,370 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnetonka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minnetonka
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minnetonka<6>
  • Edina
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edina
    • Edina lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Apple Valley.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,477 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edina
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edina<6>
  • Saint Louis Park

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Apple Valley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Apple Valley.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Apple Valley. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Apple Valley.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Apple Valley. See our Newspapers Page for Apple Valley.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Apple Valley ...

Looking for more information about Apple Valley? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Apple Valley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Apple Valley.

The official website for Apple Valley:

The official website for Dakota County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Dakota, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Apple Valley.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Apple Valley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Apple Valley) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Apple Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Apple ValleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Apple Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7456, Longitude: -93.2006       In this case, the coordinates for Apple Valley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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