Bygone Bylines: Dakota County in 1930 Was Small But Growing
How large was your town 82 years ago?
June 6, 1930: Preliminary numbers are in for the 1930 Census, and Dakota County is growing. County-wide, the population increased by 5,618 over the previous 10 years, reports the West St. Paul Booster and Dakota County Globe.
Most of that growth was centered in West St. Paul, South St. Paul and Hastings.
Apple Valley was still called Lebanon, Mendota Heights had yet to be incorporated, and the village of Mendota boasted 173 residents—shockingly, only 25 fewer residents than it reported in the 2010 census 80 years later.