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Dakota City, Nebraska
Dakota County Courthouse in Dakota City
Dakota County Courthouse in Dakota City
Location of Dakota City, Nebraska
Location of Dakota City, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Dakota
Area
 • Total 1.56 sq mi (4.04 km2)
 • Land 1.44 sq mi (3.73 km2)
 • Water 0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)
Elevation
1,096 ft (334 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,919
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,859
 • Density 1,290.97/sq mi (498.31/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68731
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-12000
GNIS feature ID 0828554

Dakota City is a city in Dakota County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,919 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Dakota County. Tyson Foods' largest beef production plant is located in Dakota City.

History

Dakota City was platted in 1856. It was named for the Dakota people. Dakota City was incorporated as a city in 1858.

Geography

Dakota City is located at 42°24′55″N 96°25′4″W / 42.41528°N 96.41778°W / 42.41528; -96.41778 (42.415294, -96.417808).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.20 square miles (3.11 km2), of which, 1.08 square miles (2.80 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 58
1870 300 417.2%
1880 364 21.3%
1900 521
1910 474 −9.0%
1920 399 −15.8%
1930 417 4.5%
1940 477 14.4%
1950 622 30.4%
1960 928 49.2%
1970 1,057 13.9%
1980 1,440 36.2%
1990 1,470 2.1%
2000 1,821 23.9%
2010 1,919 5.4%
2019 (est.) 1,859 −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

Dakota City is part of the Sioux City, IA–NE–SD Metropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,919 people, 637 households, and 464 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,776.9 inhabitants per square mile (686.1/km2). There were 657 housing units at an average density of 608.3 per square mile (234.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 82.4% White, 0.8% African American, 1.9% Native American, 4.5% Asian, 8.3% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29.3% of the population.

There were 637 households, of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.2% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.37.

The median age in the city was 34.6 years. 29.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.9% were from 25 to 44; 24.2% were from 45 to 64; and 9.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.1% male and 48.9% female.

Notable people

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Dakota City
Emmanuel Lutheran Church was the first Lutheran church constructed in Nebraska. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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