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Dakota
Dakota along Interstate 90
Dakota along Interstate 90
Location of Dakotawithin Winona County and state of Minnesota
Location of Dakota
within Winona County and state of Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Winona
Government
 • Type Mayor – Council
Area
 • Total 0.55 sq mi (1.43 km2)
 • Land 0.55 sq mi (1.43 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
679 ft (207 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 323
 • Estimate 
(2019)
306
 • Density 552.35/sq mi (213.35/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55925
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-14518
GNIS feature ID 0642598

Dakota is a city in Winona County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 323 at the 2010 census.

It is located between Winona and La Crosse along Interstate 90. U.S. Highways 61 and 14 are briefly co-signed with Interstate 90 at this point. Other routes include Winona County Road 12, the Apple Blossom Scenic Drive.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.98 square miles (2.54 km2); 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2) is land and 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2) is water.

Dakota is located along the Mississippi River. Dakota Creek and the Mississippi River meet at Dakota. Nearby places include Winona, Dresbach, Nodine, La Crescent, La Crosse, Onalaska, and Great River Bluffs State Park.

Dakota is located 18 miles south of the city of Winona, and 11 miles north of the city of La Crosse.

History

Dakota was incorporated on May 23, 1951. It was laid out in 1855 and developed in 1859 by Nathan Brown, who came to Minnesota in 1847, had a stockyard, and ran a ferry service to Wisconsin. Once the center of berry growing, the main industry is now apple growing.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 81
1960 339
1970 369 8.8%
1980 350 −5.1%
1990 360 2.9%
2000 329 −8.6%
2010 323 −1.8%
2019 (est.) 306 −5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 323 people, 137 households, and 91 families living in the city. The population density was 496.9 inhabitants per square mile (191.9/km2). There were 151 housing units at an average density of 232.3 per square mile (89.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.4% White and 0.6% from two or more races.

There were 137 households, of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.6% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 42.6 years. 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.6% were from 25 to 44; 34.1% were from 45 to 64; and 12.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.3% male and 46.7% female.

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