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Dakota, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Dakota had a population of 508 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Dakota, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 508
Daytime Population: Workers 145
Daytime Population: Residents 262
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 407
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 508
Population in Familes 448
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,770
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $50,171
Average Household Income $57,338
Per Capita Income $21,860


Total Housing Units 221 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 152 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (22.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $111,638
Average Home Value $130,065


Total Households 202
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 157
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.05% -0.32%
Households 0.21% -0.2%
Families 1.01% -0.26%
Median Household Income   0.76%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

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, 2017 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 # 931 32nd
Population Density # 357 74th
Diversity Index # 864 36th
Median Household Income # 829 39th
Per Capita Income # 1142 17th

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