Dakota City, Iowa

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Dakota City, Iowa

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Dakota City strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

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Comparative Profile of Dakota City, Iowa

Comparing Dakota City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Racial Diversity 3 5
Age of the Population 3 2
Senior Citizens 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
Median Family Income 5 2
College Educated Adults 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 8
Working at Home 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 6 4
Housing Recently Built 6 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 6
People Living Alone 5 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4

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Dakota City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 56 miles NW of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 135 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Humboldt
Standard Zip Codes 50529
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.722
Longitude -94.196

Dakota City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station HUMBOLDT 3 W
Distance 3.6 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
Station ALGONA 3 W
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 23 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches
Distance 31.5 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 31.2 inches
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Dakota City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 911 100%
Male 459 50.4%
Female 452 49.6%
Under 18 255 28%
18+ 656 72%
65+ 103 11.3%
Median Age 34.3
Average Family Size 3.04
White 902 99%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 4 0.4%
Mixed Race 3 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 1.4%

Estimated Dakota City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 852
Growth -59
Growth % -6.5%

Dakota City Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 44.8%
Norwegian 14.7%
Irish 9.2%
US/American 7.8%
Danish 6.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.7%
English 4.1%
Polish 1.7%
Scottish 1.6%
Czech 1.3%
Swedish 1.1%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Italian 0.7%
French Canadian 0.6%
Dutch 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dakota City 911 $39,306
Badger 610 $46,250
Clare 190 $40,000
Humboldt 4,452 $49,526
Livermore 431 $32,411
Rutland 145 $32,321
Thor 174 $37,500
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