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Dakota, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Dakota had a population of 495 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Dakota, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 495
Population in Households 495
Population in Familes 437
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,725
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $52,156
Average Household Income $58,775
Per Capita Income $22,653


Total Housing Units 218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 148 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $115,517
Average Home Value $146,404


Total Households 198
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 153
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.27% -0.53%
Households -0.06% -0.41%
Families 0.57% -0.53%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

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, 2018 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 # 939 32nd
Population Density # 370 73rd
Diversity Index # 856 38th
Median Household Income # 792 42nd
Per Capita Income # 1135 17th

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