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Apple Valley is a city in Dakota County, in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area.
The community was named for local housing developments in which an apple tree was planted on every lot
The latitude of Apple Valley is 44.731N. The longitude is -93.217W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 955 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 48,938.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Apple Valley demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dakota County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Twin Cities area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 55122 ZIP code.
29% of Apple Valley residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Apple Valley ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Apple Valley was $29,477, compared with $21,587 nationally.
41% of Apple Valley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Apple Valley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $694. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,245.
Libraries in Apple Valley include Apple Valley: Galaxie Library ... View libraries
Dakota County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Apple Valley political report.
The average commute time for Apple Valley workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Apple Valley between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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