Dakota City, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Dakota City, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Dakota City had a population of 1,894 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Dakota City, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,894
Population in Households 1,853
Population in Familes 1,582
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density2 1,315
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $53,209
Average Household Income $65,969
Per Capita Income $21,644


Total Housing Units 671 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 457 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 174 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $117,308
Average Home Value $134,423


Total Households 631
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 467
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.16% -0.42%
Households -0.11% -0.42%
Families 0.08% -0.52%
Median Household Income   3.75%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

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, 2018 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 # 65 89th
Population Density # 144 75th
Diversity Index # 8 99th
Median Household Income # 257 56th
Per Capita Income # 556 4th

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