Dakota City, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Dakota City, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Dakota City had a population of 900 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 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dakota City: Dakota, Dakotah.

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


Total Population 900
Population in Households 900
Population in Familes 715
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,221
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $53,005
Average Household Income $61,697
Per Capita Income $25,978


Total Housing Units 412 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 298 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $81,447
Average Home Value $96,886


Total Households 375
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 248
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 0.8% 0.24%
Households 0.8% 0.27%
Families 0.5% 0.24%
Median Household Income   0.43%
Per Capita Income   1.27%

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, 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 # 321 68th
Population Density # 191 81st
Diversity Index # 228 78th
Median Household Income # 616 39th
Per Capita Income # 747 26th

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