City of Farmington Minnesota
Farmington is a city located in Dakota County, Minnesota. The population was recorded at 21,086 in the 2010 census but has grown considerably since then. It is a part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. Farmington, Minnesota offers access to both downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and is 30 miles to either downtown and 20 miles to MSP International Airport.
The city of Farmington, named after Farmington, New York, is one of Dakota County’s oldest communities and was on the map before Minnesota became a state. Irving Todd, a publisher of the Hastings Conserver, recorded these observations in 1863: “Farmington seems to us to be suitably named, being a vast conglomeration of farms and farmhouses. We could not but notice the thrifty look which bespoke the careful husbandman.”
Farmington schools are operated by Independent School District 192 and currently enrolls approximately 6,900 students. School District 192 includes all of the city of Farmington, as well as a portion of Lakeville and several surrounding townships. Total population within the district exceeds 33,000. The student population is more than 7,000 and is expected to be stable and have growth.
Farmington community links
- Farmington Business Association
- Dakota County Libraries
- Minnesota Valley Transit Authority
- City of Farmington
Farmington offers the small town benefits and yet close enough for many to all the activities of the Twin Cities.