Dakota, Stephenson County, Illinois

Dakota: Town in Stephenson County, Illinois, United States

About

Dakota is a town located in the county of Stephenson in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 506 and a population density of 1,745 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 459 inhabitants.

The town was created 154 years ago in 1868.

Quick Facts about Dakota

Population : 459 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Stephenson County
Postal code : 61018
Plate code : 815
Phone Area Codes : 815
Area : 0.29 km2
Altitude : 3,100 feet / 945 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1869 (154 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 13:03:10 (29th January 2023)
Density : 1,583 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -10.24% (2010-2020)
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Location of Dakota on Illinois map.
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Geography

Dakota is located at 42°23'19"N 89°31'34"W (42.3886300, -89.5262300).

Dakota map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Dakota decreased by 10.24% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 506 - census
2011 503 -0.6% estimation process
2012 497 -1.21% estimation process
2013 495 -0.4% estimation process
2014 488 -1.43% estimation process
2015 483 -1.04% estimation process
2016 479 -0.84% estimation process
2017 474 -1.05% estimation process
2018 469 -1.07% estimation process
2019 466 -0.64% estimation process
2020 459 -1.53% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 8,568
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 7,913
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 8.3%
April 1, 2020 Population : 5,141
April 1, 2010 Population : 7,918
People under 5 years old, percentage : 1.9%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 7.7%
People over 65 (%) : 17.6%
Female persons, % : 26.3%
White only, percent : 75.8%
Black or African American alone, percent : 10.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 1.0%
Asians alone % : 1.1%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 3.2%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 23.2%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 62.5%
2015-2019 Veterans : 687
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 7.4%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 75.4%

Dakota zip code is 61018. County name: Stephenson, County fips: 17177

Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 75.4%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $314,800
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,699
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $597
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,051
2015-2019 Households : 1,935
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.27
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 82.9%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 17.9%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 93.6%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 88.9%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 81.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 10.9%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 15.3%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 2.8%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 30.9%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 52.9%
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,744
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 8,314
2012 total retail sales per capita : $1,140
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 31.7
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $73,036
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $21,794
Percentage of people living in poverty : 7.2%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 312
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 57
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 177
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 36
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 273
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 281
2010 population per square mile : 1,661.8
2010 land area in square miles : 4.76

Schools in Dakota

College & universities near Dakota, IL

Code Name City ZIP
145521 Highland Community College Freeport (IL) 61032-9341

Stations (9)

Amtrak & bus stations near Dakota, IL

Code Name Address Type
BET South Beloit, Illinois 15766 Manchester Road BUS
RCK Rockford, Illinois 7559 Walton St. BUS
JVL Janesville, Wisconsin 3120 North Pontiac Drive BUS
SMD Madison (South), Wisconsin Hwy 51 & East Broadway Ave. BUS
MSN Madison, Wisconsin 800 Langdon St. BUS

Post offices near Dakota

Post Office Name City ZIP
Dakota Post Office Dakota (IL) 61018

Other places with the same name (3)

Other cities in Stephenson County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Stephenson County , IL.

City Name Population Title
Freeport 23,447 City in Illinois
Lena 2,680 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Loran 1,327 Unincorporated community in Illinois, United States
Rock Grove 1,296 Unincorporated community in Illinois
Oneco 1,228 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Kent 787 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Pearl City 772 Village in the United States
Orangeville 737 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Cedarville 675 Human settlement in Stephenson County, Illinois, United States of America
Davis 616 Village in Stephenson County, Illinois, USA
German Valley 417 Village in Illinois
Rock City 279 Village in Illinois
Winslow 272 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Ridott 149 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America