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Welcome to Lakeville ...

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



While we don't have a date for the founding of Lakeville, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lakeville has a population of 67,384 people<2> (see below for details).

Lakeville is 1,090 feet [332 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Lakeville lies within the (952) area code.

The ZIP code for Lakeville: 55044<4>

Websites for Lakeville ...

Official Website:   www.ci.lakeville.mn.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.lakevillechambercvb.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lakeville had an population of 67,384 people. This is an increase of 20.43% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 56.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lakeville had a population of 55,954 people (or 14.04% of the total population of Dakota County). This makes Lakeville the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Lakeville represents 1.05% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 55,954 people, the population of Lakeville increased 29.74% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 43,128 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lakeville.

Communities Also Named Lakeville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 22 communities that are also named Lakeville - they are located in California, Connecticut, Florida (2), Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Brunswick (2), New York (4), Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Lakeville ...

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

  • Bloomington
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • Eagan
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagan
    • Eagan is located in Dakota County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,975 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagan <5>
  • Eden Prairie
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Burnsville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
    • Burnsville is located in Dakota County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,170 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville <5>
  • Apple Valley
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Valley
    • Apple Valley is located in Dakota County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,847 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Apple Valley <5>
  • Edina
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edina
    • Edina is located in Hennepin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,477 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edina <5>
  • Shakopee
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shakopee have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shakopee
    • Shakopee is located in Scott County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,020 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shakopee <5>
  • Cottage Grove
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Richfield
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Inver Grove Heights
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inver Grove Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inver Grove Heights
    • Inver Grove Heights is located in Dakota County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,776 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inver Grove Heights <5>

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 Lakeville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lakeville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lakeville. 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 Lakeville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lakeville. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lakeville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lakeville ...

Looking for more information about Lakeville? 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 Lakeville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lakeville.

Adding Lakeville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lakeville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Lakeville was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Lakeville on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Minnesota (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Lakeville.

The official website for Lakeville: www.ci.lakeville.mn.us/

The official website for Dakota County: www.co.dakota.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lakeville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lakeville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Lakeville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lakeville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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