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Dakota County, Nebraska (NE)

County population in 2015: 21,218 (79% urban, 21% rural); it was 20,253 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,896
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,716
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,786
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,606 (it was 2,309 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

33%

Land area: 264 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 80 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dakota County: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (31.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (20.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 42%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 51%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Dakota County, Nebraska:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (50.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (38.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.0%)
  • Asian alone (3.3%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  33.8 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years
Males: 10,322  (48.7%)
Females: 10,896  (51.3%)
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Dakota County,NE real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Dakota County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $53,477 ($38,834 in 1999)

This county:

$53,477
Nebraska:

$56,927

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $569 (lower quartile is $429, upper quartile is $727)
This county:

$569
State:

$633


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $130,205 (it was $76,400 in 2000)
Dakota:

$130,205
Nebraska:

$148,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $98,605 - $204,793

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $153,090
Here:

$153,090
State:

$184,633

Townhouses or other attached units: $183,191
Here:

$183,191
State:

$173,063

In 2-unit structures: $219,625
Here:

$219,625
State:

$142,451

Mobile homes: $15,815
Here:

$15,815
State:

$34,052
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,122
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $509

Institutionalized population: 217

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 10
  • Thefts: 27
  • Auto thefts: 1

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 15
  • Thefts: 27
  • Auto thefts: 5
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Health of residents in Dakota County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
65.2% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
47.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
66.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
61.5% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 206 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 164 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 27 buildings, average cost: $126,200
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $133,600
  • 2009: 21 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2010: 64 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2011: 22 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 2012: 25 buildings, average cost: $187,200
  • 2013: 34 buildings, average cost: $178,600
  • 2014: 25 buildings, average cost: $177,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,302 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,967 (1.6%)

Dakota County household income distribution in 2009 Dakota County home values distribution Dakota County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.4%
Dakota County:

15.4%
Nebraska:

11.4%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.8% for Black residents, 18.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.5% for American Indian residents, 21.4% for other race residents, 19.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 33.8 years old
(Males: 33.3 years old, Females: 34.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.1 years old, Black residents: 24.8 years old, American Indian residents: 26.2 years old, Asian residents: 33.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.2 years old, Other race residents: 23.7 years old)

Area name: Sioux City, IA-NE-SD MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dakota County is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $597 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $752 a month.

Cities in this county include: South Sioux City, Dakota City, Homer, Hubbard, Jackson.

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

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Neighboring counties: Bear Lake County, Idaho , Humboldt County, Nevada , Del Norte County, California , Jackson County, Oregon , Schuyler County, New York , Knox County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 647
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,708 (46.3% naturalized citizens)

Dakota County:

22.2%
Whole state:

7.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 421
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,509
  • 1990 to 1999: 842
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,166
  • 1970 to 1979: 358
  • Before 1970: 93
Note: State values scaled to Dakota County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 51.0%

Dakota County marital status for males Dakota County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,523
  • One, attached: 230
  • Two: 104
  • 3 or 4: 152
  • 5 to 9: 382
  • 10 to 19: 339
  • 20 to 49: 295
  • 50 or more: 39
  • Mobile homes: 772

Housing units in Dakota County with a mortgage: 2,782 (95 second mortgage, 81 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,989

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

60.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dakota County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,5987
Mainline Protestant3,45010
Evangelical Protestant1,93910
Other3131
None10,706-
Dakota County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Dakota County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This 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.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dakota County:

8.4%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Dakota County:

31.7%
State:

28.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.5%
State:

12.9%

Agriculture in Dakota County:

Average size of farms: 512 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $102,084
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $222.86
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 18.17%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $92,862
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 73.19%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $95,332
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.50%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.47
Corn for grain: 52204 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 51930 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Dakota County-area historical earthquake activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 71% 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 124.6 miles away from Dakota County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 191.9 miles away from the county center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 225.4 miles away from the county 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 53.9 miles away from the county 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 137.6 miles away from Dakota County center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 14, 2014 to June 21, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4183: July 24, 2014, FEMA Id: 4183, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Nebraska Flooding, Incident Period: June 17, 2011 to August 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3323: June 18, 2011, FEMA Id: 3323, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Nebraska Flooding, Incident Period: May 24, 2011 to August 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4013: August 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 4013, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Ice Jams, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 06, 2010 to April 03, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1902: April 21, 2010, FEMA Id: 1902, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 08, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1878: February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1878, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Nebraska Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3245: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3245, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Nebraska Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: August 17, 2001 to August 18, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1394: October 12, 2001, FEMA Id: 1394, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Nebraska FLOODS, Incident Period: July 07, 1971, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-308: July 07, 1971, FEMA Id: 308, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Nebraska FLOODS, Incident Period: February 23, 1971, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-303: February 23, 1971, FEMA Id: 303, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Nebraska SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: July 18, 1967, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-228: July 18, 1967, FEMA Id: 228, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Dakota County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Food (22%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Food (16%)
  • Health care (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Broadcasting and telecommunications (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (70%)
  • Somalia (7%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Guatemala (3%)
  • Laos (2%)
  • Cambodia (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dakota County (%):

  • German (15%)
  • Somali (9%)
  • American (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Norwegian (1%)
  • Swedish (1%)
  • English (1%)

Dakota County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,095 (83.9%)
  • Carpooled: 1,173 (9.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 17 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 319 (2.7%)
  • Bicycle: 47 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 149 (1.2%)
  • Worked at home: 254 (2.1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Dakota County, Nebraska in 2000:

  • 197 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 30 people in other group homes
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Dakota County, Nebraska in 2010:

  • 147 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 65 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,290.

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.
1.20% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($6,633 average AGI)
6.14% relocated from other states ($22,480 average AGI)
Dakota County:

6.14%
Nebraska average:

2.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from Dixon County, NE  0.17% ($34,385)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.14% ($19,727)
from Minnehaha County, SD  0.14% ($18,364)


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.
1.70% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($5,299 average AGI)
8.00% relocated to other states ($25,540 average AGI)
Dakota County:

8.00%
Nebraska average:

2.88%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.36% ($16,793)
to Dixon County, NE  0.24% ($32,684)
to Thurston County, NE  0.19% ($33,400)
to Plymouth County, IA  0.18% ($46,214)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.9

Births per 1000 population in Dakota County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Dakota County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Dakota County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dakota County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dakota County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,638 (2,240 aged, 398 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 898 (14%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Dakota County, Nebraska in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (172)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (158)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (156)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (137)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (98)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (91)
  • Unspecified dementia (91)
  • Congestive heart failure (64)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (54)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (54)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,804
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 688
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 29

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 69

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,218
  • In family households: 18,465 (2,839 male householders, 2,648 female householders)
    4,230 spouses, 7,079 children (6,742 natural, 31 adopted, 289 stepchildren), 573 grandchildren, 171 brothers or sisters, 210 parents, 400 other relatives, 390 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,427 (916 male householders (534 living alone)), 965 female householders (891 living alone)), 543 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 299

Size of family households: 2,113 2-persons, 1,109 3-persons, 1,064 4-persons, 450 5-persons, 450 6-persons, 332 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,427 1-person, 408 2-persons, 25 3-persons, 10 4-persons.

3,957 married couples with children.
1,503 single-parent households (444 men, 1,059 women).

61.9% of residents of Dakota speak English at home.
33.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).
2.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (26% speak English very well, 49% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
2.5% of residents speak other language at home (53% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 34% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $86,135,000 ($4,179 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $866,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $36,326,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,488,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,230,000
Federal grants: $22,844,000
Federal procurement contracts: $688,000 ($21,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,558,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $524,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,338,000
Federal Government insurance: $29,993,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,026
Here:

100 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 783
Here:

38 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +790
Here:

+39 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,907
Here -94 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Dakota County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.39 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 371
  • 2010 to 2013: 314
  • 2000 to 2009: 746
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,161
  • 1980 to 1989: 617
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,898
  • 1960 to 1969: 959
  • 1950 to 1959: 641
  • 1940 to 1949: 405
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,077
Note: State values scaled to Dakota population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dakota County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dakota County population
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 45
  • 3 rooms: 214
  • 4 rooms: 597
  • 5 rooms: 811
  • 6 rooms: 897
  • 7 rooms: 595
  • 8 rooms: 553
  • 9+ rooms: 1,062
  • 1 room: 81
  • 2 rooms: 60
  • 3 rooms: 469
  • 4 rooms: 792
  • 5 rooms: 532
  • 6 rooms: 311
  • 7 rooms: 142
  • 8 rooms: 144
  • 9+ rooms: 109
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dakota County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dakota County population
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 149
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,165
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,800
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,090
  • 5+ bedrooms: 572
  • no bedroom: 101
  • 1 bedroom: 488
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,065
  • 3 bedrooms: 758
  • 4 bedrooms: 206
  • 5+ bedrooms: 33
Cars and other vehicles available in Dakota County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dakota County population
  • no vehicle: 133
  • 1 vehicle: 779
  • 2 vehicles: 1,800
  • 3 vehicles: 1,325
  • 4 vehicles: 497
  • 5+ vehicles: 245
  • no vehicle: 272
  • 1 vehicle: 1,343
  • 2 vehicles: 548
  • 3 vehicles: 416
  • 4 vehicles: 65
  • 5+ vehicles: 32

87% of Dakota County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 21% lived in Nebraska.

Dakota County:

87.4%
State average:

83.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 4,232
  • Other state: 12,445
  • Northeast: 129
  • Midwest: 10,540
  • South: 435
  • West: 1,220

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dakota County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (50.5%)
  • Electricity (40.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.0%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Electricity (55.6%)
  • Utility gas (38.6%)
  • No fuel used (5.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 263
Here:

9.9%
Nebraska:

11.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 175
Here:

13.2%
Nebraska:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 199
Here:

25.8%
Nebraska:

21.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Dakota County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $4,094,000
    Police Protection: $336,000
    Regular Highways: $232,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $2,129,000
    Police Protection: $984,000
    Regular Highways: $973,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $926,000
    General - Other: $679,000
    Central Staff Services: $404,000
    Financial Administration: $246,000
    General Public Buildings: $198,000
    Health - Other: $193,000
    Parks and Recreation: $152,000
    Corrections - Other: $64,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $64,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $220,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $64,000
    Correctional Institutions: $21,000
    General - Other: $11,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $9,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,000
    Health - Other: $6,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,813,000

Dakota County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,115,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $365,000
    General Local Government Support: $49,000
    Highways: $3,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $830,000
    Highways: $636,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $94,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $828,000
    General Local Government Support: $380,000
    All Other: $28,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,672,000
    Other Selective Sales: $330,000
    Death and Gift: $288,000

Dakota County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,025,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,850,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,005,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $830,000

Dakota County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,234,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,696,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $759,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 248
  • Number of aged recipients: 38
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 210
  • Number of recipients under 18: 42
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 133
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 73
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 110
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 92
Dakota County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Dakota County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Dakota County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary10479.5 years
John9273.7 years
William6877.4 years
Robert6567.4 years
Dorothy6275.5 years
George5577.0 years
James5372.9 years
Harold5172.1 years
Helen5181.6 years
Charles4775.8 years
Most common last names in Dakota County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson4476.2 years
Johnson3978.1 years
Smith3576.6 years
Nelson3181.5 years
Hansen3174.4 years
Rasmussen3177.4 years
Jones2976.8 years
Harris2880.6 years
Miller2777.5 years
Jensen2076.9 years
Businesses in Dakota County, NE
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Arby's1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike2
Curves1Payless1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Sprint Nextel1
GameStop1Subway1
Goodwill1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS2
KFC1Walgreens1
Knights Inn1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1

Dakota County on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"