Dakota City, Nebraska

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Dakota City, Nebraska

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High Points

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

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Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Dakota City Racial Diversity
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Dakota City Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Dakota City, Nebraska

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 8
People Above Poverty 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 7
College Educated Adults 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 6
Walking and Biking to Work 8 6
Working at Home 3 1
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 8 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Affordability of Rents 3 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
People Living Alone 1 1

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Dakota City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles S of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 83 miles N of Omaha, Nebraska
County Dakota
Metro Area Sioux City
Standard Zip Codes 68731
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.415
Longitude -96.418

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)
Distance 2.8 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 25.9 inches
Station LE MARS
Distance 28.9 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 36 to 63 F
Annual Precip 26.5 inches
Distance 35.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 89 F
Oct Temp 39 to 67 F
Annual Precip 25.3 inches
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Dakota City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,821 100%
Male 931 51.1%
Female 890 48.9%
Under 18 566 31.1%
18+ 1,255 68.9%
65+ 143 7.9%
Median Age 31.1
Average Family Size 3.38
White 1,541 84.6%
African-American 14 0.8%
Asian 35 1.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 33 1.8%
Other 169 9.3%
Mixed Race 29 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 368 20.2%

Estimated Dakota City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,880
Growth 59
Growth % 3.2%

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 32.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.6%
Irish 9.5%
US/American 6.9%
English 6.3%
Swedish 3.4%
Norwegian 3.1%
Danish 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2%
Dutch 1.6%
Czech 1.2%
Polish 1%
Northern European 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
Syrian 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
African 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Portuguese 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dakota City 1,821 $45,987
Homer 590 $51,250
Hubbard 234 $42,188
Jackson 205 $59,063
Ponca 1,062 $41,250
South Sioux City 11,925 $42,712
Winnebago 768 $21,818

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