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Dakota is a village in Stephenson County, in the Freeport metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Dakota. For links to other places called Dakota, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Dakota is 42.388N. The longitude is -89.526W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 945 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 488.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dakota demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Stephenson 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 61018 ZIP code.
45% of Dakota residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dakota ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dakota was $18,440, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Dakota residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Dakota, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $321. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $750.
Stephenson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dakota political report.
The average commute time for Dakota workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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