Dakota City, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 1,907 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.7%
 
Males: 970  (50.9%)
Females: 937  (49.1%)
Median resident age:  34.6 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 68731, 68776.

Dakota City Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,309 (it was $43,438 in 2000)
Dakota City:

$56,309
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,584 (it was $16,923 in 2000)

Dakota City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $96,503 (it was $79,400 in 2000)
Dakota City:

$96,503
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $101,896; Detached houses: $108,897; Townhouses or other attached units: $100,055; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $171,078; Mobile homes: $13,082

Median gross rent in 2012: $528.

Dakota City races chart
  • White alone - 1,411 (68.8%)
  • Hispanic - 534 (26.0%)
  • Black alone - 52 (2.5%)
  • Asian alone - 47 (2.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (0.6%)

Races in Dakota City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dakota City: 88.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.4%), Irish (9.4%), English (5.5%), Norwegian (3.4%), United States (3.3%), Danish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/5/1858

Elevation: 1102 feet

Land area: 1.05 square miles.

Population density: 1,810 people per square mile   (low).

Dakota City,NE real estate house value index trend

Dakota City, Nebraska map

For population 25 years and over in Dakota City:

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dakota City city:

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 58.4%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

274 residents are foreign born (1.9% Asia).

This city:  13.4%
Nebraska:  6.1%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Dakota City, Nebraska as of June 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Dakota City to the number of sex offenders is 475 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,306 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,934 (2.1%)

Dakota City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux City, IA (5.8 miles , pop. 85,013).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (82.6 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (449.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sergeant Bluff, IA (1.8 miles ), South Sioux City, NE (2.0 miles ), Sioux City, IA (2.4 miles ), Dakota Dunes, SD (2.5 miles ), Homer, NE (2.7 miles ), Jackson, NE (2.8 miles ), North Sioux City, SD (3.0 miles ), Hubbard, NE (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $81,800
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $75,500
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $73,000
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $92,800
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $96,100
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $164,900
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $110,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $127,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.42 N, Longitude: 96.42 W

Area code: 402

Dakota City household income distribution Dakota City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +342 (+23.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (42%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Food processing workers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Dakota City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Dakota City, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dakota City-area historical tornado activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.6 miles away from the Dakota City city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1964, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.2 miles away from the city center injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dakota City-area historical earthquake activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 195.3 miles away from Dakota City center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 225.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 57.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 140.9 miles away from Dakota City center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dakota County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dakota City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Dakota City:

  • REGENCY SQUARE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE)
  • MATNEY'S COLONIAL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE)
  • BLUFF VIEW HOMES (Hospital, about 4 miles away; SERGEANT BLUFF, IA)
  • EMBASSY REHAB AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SERGEANT BLUFF, IA)
  • PARK VIEW HOMES (Hospital, about 4 miles away; SIOUX CITY, IA)
  • SIOUXLAND DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; SIOUX CITY, IA)
  • MORNINGSIDE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SIOUX CITY, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dakota City:

  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 6 miles; Sioux City, IA; Full-time enrollment: 3,544)
  • Wayne State College (about 33 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • University of South Dakota (about 37 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Northeast Community College (about 57 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Buena Vista University (about 64 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Metropolitan Community College Area (about 81 miles; Omaha, NE; FT enrollment: 12,236)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 82 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)

Public elementary/middle schools in Dakota City:

See full list of schools located in Dakota City

Library in Dakota City:

  • DAKOTA CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $33,173; Location: 1710 BROADWAY; 7,822 books; 189 audio materials; 467 video materials; 20 state licensed databases; 21 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Dakota City: H and W Incorporated Elevator (A), Dakota County Courthouse (B), Dakota City Fire Department (C), Dakota City Public Library (D), Dakota Covington Rural Fire District (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Dakota City: United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Dakota City include: Cottonwood Cove Park (1), Territorial Church Historical Marker (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Dakota County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 54.0. This is better than average.

City:

54.0
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 0.693. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.693
U.S.:

1.929

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 22.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.75. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.75
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dakota City that have no violations reported:

  • DAKOTA CITY, CITY OF (Population served: 1,919, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.4%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 19.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.0% for American Indian residents, 23.7% for other race residents, 20.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.9 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.8%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.2%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
65 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
30 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
10 people in nursing homes in 2000

Dakota City, Nebraska environmental map by EPA

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Dakota City compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Dakota City travel time to work - commute Dakota City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dakota City city (based on Dakota County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.27%
Here: 44.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchOther
Adherents43.2%26.3%7.9%7.8%14.8%
Congregations26.3%21.1%15.8%5.3%31.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Dakota County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Dakota County:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Dakota County:

3.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Dakota County:

31.7%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.5%
State:

12.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,919$35,0280$0
Other Government Administration 6$5,132$10,2640$0
Firefighters 1$680$8,1600$0
Streets and Highways 3$9,074$36,2960$0
Sewerage 1$2,538$30,4560$0
Water Supply 1$2,900$34,8000$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$1,570
Totals for Government 13$23,243$21,4551$1,570

Dakota City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $899,000 ($471.42)
    Water Utilities: $150,000 ($78.66)
    Regular Highways: $99,000 ($51.91)
    Central Staff Services: $46,000 ($24.12)
    Police Protection: $45,000 ($23.60)
    Parks & Recreation: $41,000 ($21.50)
    Financial Administration: $35,000 ($18.35)
    Fire Protection: $30,000 ($15.73)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $13,000 ($6.82)
    General Public Buildings: $7,000 ($3.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $153,000 ($80.23)
    Regular Highways: $31,000 ($16.26)
    Central Staff: $27,000 ($14.16)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($11.01)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($2.62)
    General Public Building: $4,000 ($2.10)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $2,000 ($1.05)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $658,000 ($345.04)

Dakota City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $12,000 ($6.29)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($4.72)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $14,000 ($7.34)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $25,000 ($13.11)
    General Revenue, NEC: $12,000 ($6.29)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $1,020,000 ($534.87)
    Water Utilities: $175,000 ($91.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $112,000 ($58.73)
    All Other: $41,000 ($21.50)
    General Support: $40,000 ($20.98)
  • Tax - Property: $285,000 ($149.45)
    NEC: $7,000 ($3.67)

Dakota City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $422,000 ($221.29)

7.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,114 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.33%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Woodbury County, IA  2.90% ($28,289 average AGI)
from Thurston County, NE  0.27% ($72,429)
from Union County, SD  0.24% ($35,053)


9.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,839 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.70%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Woodbury County, IA  3.92% ($27,522 average AGI)
to Union County, SD  0.46% ($66,135)
to Douglas County, NE  0.43% ($25,824)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dakota City:

  • KWSL (1470 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KMNS (620 AM; 1 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KSCJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KTFJ (1250 AM; 1 kW; DAKOTA CITY, NE; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dakota City:

  • KGLI (95.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KWIT (90.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMM. COLLEGE)
  • KTFC (103.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: DONALD A. SWANSON)
  • KKMA (99.5 FM; LE MARS, IA; Owner: POWELL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSUX (105.7 FM; WINNEBAGO, NE; Owner: KSUX/KSCJ RADIO BROADCASTING CO)
  • KSEZ (97.9 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • K205DC (88.9 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KAYA (91.3 FM; HUBBARD, NE; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KSFT-FM (107.1 FM; SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE; Owner: CLEVELAND RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • KMSC (88.3 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE)
  • WNAX-FM (104.1 FM; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KZSR (102.3 FM; ONAWA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • K283AG (104.5 FM; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dakota City:

  • KCAU-TV (Channel 9; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CITADEL COMMUNICATIONS CO.LTD.)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K38DU (Channel 38; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: CORNERSTONE FAITH CENTER)
  • KXNE-TV (Channel 19; NORFOLK, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)

Dakota City fatal accident list:

Nov 12, 2007 02:39 PM, Us-75, Sr-35, Lat: 42.41539, Lon: -96.43256, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 1, 1994 09:20 AM, 35, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
May 27, 1980 08:15 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Dakota City, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Dorothy1373.3 years
Mary1080.0 years
Earl977.4 years
Frank978.2 years
George981.4 years
Robert971.9 years
John871.0 years
Henry877.1 years
Harry677.8 years
Harold668.2 years
Most common last names in Dakota City, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Beermann977.9 years
Heikes871.9 years
Swanson771.7 years
Graham674.0 years
Johnson574.6 years
Krumwiede584.8 years
Zastrow576.0 years
Anderson475.2 years
Jones478.0 years
Albenesius485.5 years
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