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Apple Valley, Minnesota

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The location of Apple Valley

Welcome to Apple Valley ...

The city of Apple Valley is located in Dakota County.

The location of Apple Valley has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Apple Valley has a population of 54,121 people<2> (see below for details).

Apple Valley is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Apple Valley had a population of 49,084 people (or 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 total 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 (which had a count of 45,527 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Apple Valley had an population of 54,121 people. This is an increase of 10.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.88% since the 2000 Census).

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.

Websites for Apple Valley ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Apple Valley. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Apple Valley.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Apple Valley ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Minneapolis   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the North (N) of Apple Valley

Located in Hennepin County

Saint Paul   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of Apple Valley

Located in Ramsey County

Bloomington   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Apple Valley

Located in Hennepin County

Woodbury   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Apple Valley

Located in Washington County

Eden Prairie   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Apple Valley

Located in Hennepin County

Minnetonka   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Apple Valley

Located in Hennepin County

Edina   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Apple Valley

Located in Hennepin County

Saint Louis Park   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Apple Valley

Located in Hennepin County

Shakopee   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Apple Valley

Located in Scott County

Cottage Grove   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Apple Valley

Located in Washington County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Apple Valley.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Minnesota

About Dakota County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Apple Valley:

The official website for Dakota County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Apple Valley.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Apple Valley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Apple Valley

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Apple Valley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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