The purpose of this research study is to examine the location and amount of affordable housing in Dakota County, Minnesota for the years 2006 and 2010 and the changes occurring between these years. The analysis is segmented. The research utilizes parcel level data for owner-occupied units, and address-based data for rental units and manufactured housing units. This report uses findings to produce analyses, maps and spreadsheets detailing community-level, and county-level data associated with this research. The maps show all 34 communities in Dakota County and the corresponding location and amount of affordable housing in these communities for the time period 2006 and 2010. The data associated with this analysis are a "snapshot" in time, with the accompanying data corresponding to these time periods. The results of this analysis show the total amount of affordable housing in Dakota County as well as the changes.


Fei Yuan

First Committee Member

Jose Lopez

Second Committee Member

Ginger Schmid

Date of Degree




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Master of Science (MS)




Social and Behavioral Sciences

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