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The City of Dakota had a population of 305 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Dakota is located at latitude 43.9159 and longitude -91.3598 in Winona County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dakota (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.33 sq. miles. Winona County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 682 feet.

The City of Dakota (GNIS ID: 2393705) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dakota: City of Dakota.

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


Total Population 305
Daytime Population: Workers 25
Daytime Population: Residents 136
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 161
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.53
Population in Households 299
Population in Familes 258
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 470
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $62,481
Average Household Income $83,402
Per Capita Income $31,692


Total Housing Units 151 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 112 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (11.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $222,368
Average Home Value $272,297


Total Households 129
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 94
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 -0.79% -0.53%
Households -0.83% -0.47%
Families 0.45% -0.43%
Median Household Income   3.72%
Per Capita Income   3.8%

Dakota, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dakota to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota 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 # 614 32nd
Population Density # 512 44th
Diversity Index # 343 62nd
Median Household Income # 253 72nd
Per Capita Income # 273 70th

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