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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C
Dakota is a town in Illinois with a population of 551. Dakota is in Stephenson County. Living in Dakota offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Dakota and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Dakota are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$95,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$636
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    46%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Dakota

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,750
National
$55,322
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Dakota Reviews

1 review
There is a very good sense of community in Dakota. It's not too big or too small of a town. I went to the school in-town for Pre-K-12, and I believe that it is a very good school district. There's a nice little gas station as well as a very good restaurant/bar & grill right outside of the town.
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