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The City of Dakota City had a population of 932 as of July 1, 2021. 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 42.7222 and longitude -94.1972 in Humboldt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dakota City 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dakota City: Dakota, Dakotah.

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Dakota City, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 932 (100%)
Population in Households 932 (100.0%)
Population in Families 742 (79.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,264
Diversity Index2 20
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,935
Average Household Income $60,094
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $25,686
Wealth Index5 48
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 413 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 321 (77.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $88,580
Average Home Value $105,938
Housing Affordability Index3 350
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 394
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 259
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.9% 0.15%
Households 1.03% 0.2%
Families 0.75% 0.15%
Median Household Income   -0.82%
Per Capita Income   0.41%
Owner Occupied HU   0.25%

Dakota City, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dakota City to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 307 70th
Population Density # 169 83rd
Median Household Income # 792 22nd
Housing Affordability Index # 991 98th
Per Capita Income # 875 13th
Diversity Index # 197 80th

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