Dakota’s rural landscape and authentic midwestern atmosphere will make you feel right at home in this country setting. In 2017, Dakota’s school district earned a spot on the “Top 100 School Districts in Illinois” List. 

Population: 506 (2010 Census)

President: Jason Knox, 815-449-2218

School: Dakota Community Unit School District #201 

View: ESRI Summary Report

Village of Dakota Web Site

Dakota Village Facebook Page



Water: Village of Dakota

Sewer: Village of Dakota

Electric: ComEd

Gas: Nicor

Telecommunications: Mediacom, Frontier, T6, AT&T, MCI, Sprint



As of the census of 2010, there were 551 people, 197 households, and 141 families residing in the village.

The population density is comprised of 1,732 per square mile with 203 housing units at an average density of 704.6 square miles.



  • Dakota Park & Playground with nature trail



Key Industries

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Construction, Plumbing, Heating, & Service

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Private Label Food Manufacturing

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Stephenson County Celebrates the “Power of Travel” for National Travel & Tourism Week May 4, 2021 Freeport – Stephenson County is participating in National Travel & Tourism Week by highlighting safe events, activities and attractions for both our local and regional audiences from May 2-8. National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is the annual celebration of the travel industry’s critical role in driving economic recovery efforts and building the path forward through the theme, “Power of […]
Pretzel Fest celebrates Freeport’s moniker as the Pretzel City April 19, 2021 The inaugural Pretzel Fest is scheduled for April 24 in Downtown Freeport to celebrate the history and comradery of the Pretzel City. Activities, food, shopping and fun for all ages between 10 am to 4 pm on Chicago Avenue. The Pretzel Fest BBQ Competition will kick off in the early hours of the morning with aromas to entice all residents […]