Dakota City, Nebraska
—  City  —
Dakota County Courthouse in Dakota City
Location of Dakota City, Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°24′55″N 96°25′4″W / 42.41528, -96.41778Coordinates: 42°24′55″N 96°25′4″W / 42.41528, -96.41778
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Dakota
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 1,096 ft (334 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,821
 • Density 1,728.7/sq mi (667.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68731
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-12000[1]
GNIS feature ID 0828554[2]

Dakota City is a city in Dakota County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Sioux City, IA–NE–SD Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,821 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Dakota County[3]. Tyson Foods' largest beef production plant is located in Dakota City.


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

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), of which, 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (9.40%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,821 people, 596 households, and 448 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,728.7 people per square mile (669.6/km²). There were 627 housing units at an average density of 595.2 per square mile (230.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.62% White, 0.77% African American, 1.81% Native American, 1.92% Asian, 9.28% from other races, and 1.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.21% of the population.

There were 596 households out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.1% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 104.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $43,438, and the median income for a family was $45,987. Males had a median income of $30,612 versus $24,150 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,923. About 7.0% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives[]

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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