Dakota City, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


Dakota City Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Dakota City Content

Also See: Dakota City, NE ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Dakota City, Nebraska - Basic Facts

Real Estate Resources

The City of Dakota City had a population of 1,954 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

EXTREMELY LOCAL Demographic Data

Address Based Hyperlocal Data Input an address and get data & demographics for the pertinent census block group (CBG), a searchable map and a customized directory. The CBG is the smallest geographical unit used by the Census Bureau for reporting demographic data.


City of Dakota City, NE Boundary Map

Also See: BIG Map | Driving Directions | NE Congressional Districts
Boundary Maps: | Dakota County | Nebraska Counties

Search the map for:

Dakota City, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,954
Daytime Population: Workers 460
Daytime Population: Residents 934
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,394
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.71
Population in Households 1,913
Population in Familes 1,626
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density2 1,357
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $51,397
Average Household Income $61,711
Per Capita Income $20,222


Total Housing Units 684 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 465 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 182 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $104,009
Average Home Value $117,849


Total Households 647
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 478
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% 0.22%
Households 0.22% 0.22%
Families 0.41% 0.13%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

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, 2017 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 # 64 89th
Population Density # 134 77th
Diversity Index # 8 99th
Median Household Income # 283 51st
Per Capita Income # 562 3rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.

Nebraska Research Tools

Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Nebraska Census Data
Highest or Lowest: