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Lakota, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Lakota had a population of 300 as of July 1, 2017. Lakota ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Lakota is located at latitude 43.3787 and longitude -94.0963 in Kossuth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lakota (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kossuth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,145 feet.

The City of Lakota (GNIS ID: 2395616) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve 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 Lakota is located within Township of Ledyard, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kossuth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lakota population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lakota: Germania, Lakola.

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Lakota, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 300
Daytime Population: Workers 40
Daytime Population: Residents 167
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 207
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 300
Population in Familes 234
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 412
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $53,152
Average Household Income $62,138
Per Capita Income $28,892


Total Housing Units 152 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 112 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 26 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $46,721
Average Home Value $96,491


Total Households 138
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 85
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 0.28% -0.07%
Households 0.41% 0.0%
Families 0.16% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Lakota, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakota to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 594 41st
Population Density # 698 31st
Diversity Index # 139 86th
Median Household Income # 552 45th
Per Capita Income # 373 63rd

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