Dakota City, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dakota City, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Dakota City had a population of 870 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 Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dakota City is located at latitude 42.7238 and longitude -94.1971 in Humboldt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dakota City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Humboldt County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,129 feet.

The City of Dakota City (GNIS ID: 467672) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. 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 Humboldt 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dakota City: Dakota, Dakotah.

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


Total Population 870
Population in Households 870
Population in Familes 699
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,180
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 364
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 242
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 390 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 297 (76.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $79,258
Average Home Value $96,549


Median Household Income $50,996
Average Household Income $58,574
Per Capita Income $24,923
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.14%
Households 0.58% 0.16%
Families 0.27% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
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, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dakota City to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 334 67th
Population Density1 # 208 79th
Diversity Index2 # 185 82nd
Median Household Income # 580 43rd
Per Capita Income # 682 33rd

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