Dakota County is located in northeast Nebraska. The County Seat is Dakota City and the largest city is South Sioux City. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.dakotacountyne.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 20,850 and the 2010 census population was 21,006. The land area is 264.26 square miles and there are 79.5 persons per square mile.
86.3% of the population is White, 4.4% is Black or African American, 36.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 3.7% is Asian, 3.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 72.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $103,300, there are 7,309 households, an average of 2.82 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,179, the median household income is $47,069, and 16.9% of the persons in Dakota County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,683. Retail sales (in $1000) were $170,315, and sales per capita were $8,368.
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