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Lakota is a city in Nelson County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from an Indian term for "allies."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in North Dakota named Lakota. For links to other places called Lakota, ND, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lakota is 48.042N. The longitude is -98.335W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,516 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 761.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lakota demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nelson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 58344 ZIP code.
24% of Lakota residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lakota ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lakota was $15,819, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Lakota residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lakota, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $211. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $665.
Libraries in Lakota include Lakota City Library ... View libraries
Nelson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lakota political report.
The average commute time for Lakota workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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