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Dakota City, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Dakota City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Humboldt County at latitude 42.7238 and longitude -94.1971. Humboldt County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,129 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Dakota City, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dakota City, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Dakota City indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dakota City: Dakota, Dakotah.

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Dakota City, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 869
Population in Households 869
Population in Familes 698
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,179
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 366
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 242
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 386 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 299 (77.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 67 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $77,924
Average Home Value $89,057


Median Household Income $53,711
Average Household Income $59,693
Per Capita Income $25,488
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.72% 0.21%
Households 0.99% 0.27%
Families 0.39% 0.16%
Median Household Income   3.3%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
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, 2014 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 # 330 67th
Population Density1 # 207 80th
Diversity Index2 # 168 84th
Median Household Income # 425 58th
Per Capita Income # 520 49th

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