Demographics

The City of Lakeville is a family-oriented community that serves as the southern gateway to the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Encompassing 38-square miles, the community offers a well-balanced atmosphere of planned development and managed growth.

Lakeville combines a peaceful and safe small-town atmosphere with the convenience of easy access to the metropolitan area. Excellent schools, an arts center, and a wide variety of recreational opportunities add to the community spirit and quality of life enjoyed by residents.

With a population of 63,748* Lakeville has an active and growing business community, with over 1,000 businesses. Opportunities abound for commercial development to provide goods and services for the growing population. Lakeville provides businesses with easy access to Twin Cities amenities, as well as ideal access to southern Minnesota and points south, including Rochester, La Crosse, Des Moines and Chicago.

An aggregation of demographic information for Lakeville can be found via the link below:

Lakeville demographic information/community profile

  • Population: 63,748*
  • Population change since 2010: 13.8%*
  • Median household income: $98,864**
  • Median home value: $260,400**
  • Median age: 35.6**
  • Unemployment rate in Lakeville: 2.2%***
  • Number of businesses in Lakeville: 1,146****

*Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 Population Estimates
**Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012-2016 5-Year American Community Survey
***Source: MN DEED, Labor Market Information Office, Local Area Unemployment Statistics – August 2018
****Source: MN DEED, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages – Q1 2018

Top Employers

Business
Number of Employees
  Type
Independent School District #194
1,373
  Government/public
Hearthside Food Solutions
620
  Food manufacturing
TreeHouse Private Brands (formerly ConAgra)
540
  Food manufacturing
Post Consumer Brands
450
  Headquarters
Menasha Corp.
406
  Packaging materials
BTD Manufacturing
327
  Fabricated metal
Imperial Plastics
260
  Plastics
Jeff Belzer's
233
  Automotive dealership
NPL Construction
212
  Construction (utilities)
FedEx Freight
206
  Distribution
City of Lakeville
204
  Government/public
Dick's Sanitation
150
  Refuse hauler