Dakota City, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dakota City, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The City of Dakota City had a population of 2,003 as of July 1, 2016. Dakota City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dakota City is located at latitude 42.4181 and longitude -96.4207 in Dakota County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dakota City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Dakota County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,102 feet.

The City of Dakota City (GNIS ID: 2393706) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Dakota City is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Dakota County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dakota City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Dakota City, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,003
Population in Households 1,962
Population in Familes 1,672
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 1,391
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 664
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 494
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 684 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 470 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 194 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $93,229
Average Home Value $109,542


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $58,531
Per Capita Income $19,200
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.69% 0.37%
Households 0.67% 0.33%
Families 1.01% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Dakota City, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dakota City to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 61 90th
Population Density1 # 121 79th
Diversity Index2 # 8 99th
Median Household Income # 267 51st
Per Capita Income # 564 3rd

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