Farmington Minnesota was founded at the intersection of two state railroad lines and the Vermillion River. The original name of the town was Dakota City. The popular city train station was Farmington Station and non-residents began confusing the two names and identifying the town as Farmington. The town’s name was then permanently changed from Dakota City to Farmington.
Farmington is home to three properties listed on the Register of Historic Places for Dakota County: the Daniel F. Akin House, the Church of the Advent, and the Exchange Bank Building.
The city can generally be divided into two sections, the area north of County Highway 50 and the area south of Highway 50. The area to the north has been widely developed in the last 18 years, while the area to the south is generally known as “Downtown” and has had only two major developments in the last 20 years.
The third area of the city is the North-East Farmington/West Central Empire Township developments, with large areas of development in the recent 5 years.
Farmington has many biking and walking trails integrated within its residential communities. The trail along the Vermillion River connects the downtown, uptown, and Empire Township neighborhoods.
Located in western Dakota County roughly 30 minutes south of the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport, Farmington is the location of the Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center.
The City’s 2010 population is 21,086 and boasts an above average median household income.
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