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Dakota County analyzes Resident Survey results

A recent survey taken in Dakota County to assess residents’ satisfaction with County government, service delivery and life in general shows locals are happy with their overall quality of life, among other things.

The Dakota County Resident Survey has residents rate a variety of topics and issues, and then converts their answers into a 100-point scale. According to results, the average rating of overall quality of life in Dakota County was 76, sitting above the benchmark of other counties in the nation.

Also receiving high marks on the survey were the safety of neighborhoods (with an average rating of 80) and the performance of the Dakota County Board (with an 88-percent approval rating).

The Resident Survey was mailed to 2,600 random Dakota County households in February and distributed among the seven County commissioner districts. Using past surveys, the County will be able to make comparisons between 2013 results and those from prior years.

For full survey results, go to the Residential Survey page.