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Dakota, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Dakota had a population of 514 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Dakota is located at latitude 42.3875 and longitude -89.5268 in Stephenson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Dakota (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Stephenson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 942 feet.

The Village of Dakota (GNIS ID: 2398670) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Dakota is located within Township of Dakota, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stephenson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dakota population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Dakota, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 514
Population in Households 514
Population in Familes 453
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,791
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 204
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 158
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 154 (71.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $110,345
Average Home Value $128,084


Median Household Income $50,830
Average Household Income $56,868
Per Capita Income $21,854
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% -0.12%
Households 0.4% 0.0%
Families 1.27% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Dakota, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dakota to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 930 32nd
Population Density1 # 354 74th
Diversity Index2 # 890 34th
Median Household Income # 746 46th
Per Capita Income # 1073 22nd

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