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Dakota City, Nebraska

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The location of Dakota City

Welcome to Dakota City ...

The city of Dakota City is located in Dakota County and is the County Seat for Dakota County.

The location of Dakota City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Dakota City has a population of 1,866 people<2> (see below for details).

Dakota City is 1,100 feet [335 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Dakota City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Dakota City: (402) & (531)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dakota City had a population of 1,919 people (or 9.14% of the total population of Dakota County). This makes Dakota City the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Dakota City represents 0.11% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 59th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,919 people, the population of Dakota City increased 5.38% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,821 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Dakota City had an population of 1,866 people. This is a decrease of 2.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.47% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dakota City.

Communities near Dakota City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Sioux City   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the North (N) of Dakota City

Located in Woodbury County (IA)

North Sioux City   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Dakota City

Located in Union County (SD)

Moville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Dakota City

Located in Woodbury County (IA)

Sloan   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Dakota City

Located in Woodbury County (IA)

Lawton   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Dakota City

Located in Woodbury County (IA)

Hinton   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Dakota City

Located in Plymouth County (IA)

Ponca   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Dakota City

Located in Dixon County

Walthill   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Dakota City

Located in Thurston County

Emerson   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Dakota City

Winnebago   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of Dakota City

Located in Thurston County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Dakota City.

Communities Also Named Dakota City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Dakota City - it's located in Iowa.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dakota City.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dakota City. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dakota City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dakota City. Our list includes 12 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Dakota City:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dakota City ...

Looking for more information about Dakota City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dakota City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dakota City.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Dakota County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dakota City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dakota City.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dakota City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dakota City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dakota City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dakota City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dakota City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4162, Longitude: -96.4178     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dakota City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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