Dawson County, Texas Population 2018

Dawson County, Texas's estimated population is 12,813 with a growth rate of -3.78% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dawson County, Texas is the 151st largest county in Texas.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201712,813-504-3.78%
201613,3172752.11%
201613,042580.45%
201512,984-450-3.35%
201413,4342321.76%
201313,202-399-2.93%
201213,601-143-1.04%
201113,744-83-0.60%
201013,827-522-3.64%
199014,349-1,835-11.34%
198016,184-420-2.53%
197016,604-2,581-13.45%
196019,185720.38%
195019,1133,74624.38%
194015,3671,79413.22%
193013,5739,264214.99%
19204,3091,98985.73%
19102,3202,2836170.27%
190037827.59%
189029520.83%
1880240.00%

Dawson County, Texas Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White10,332
Some Other Race1,605
Black or African American780
American Indian and Alaska Native292
Two or More Races218
Asian86
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Dawson County, Texas Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Dawson County, Texas Median Age

33.1


Total

31.1


Male

37


Female

Dawson County, Texas Adults

There are 10,081 adults, (1,918 of which are seniors) in Dawson County, Texas.

Dawson County, Texas Age Dependency

63.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Dawson County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

5,839

43.85%

Male

7,478

56.15%

Dawson County, Texas Households and Families

Dawson County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Dawson County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.4%22.6%
Male72.3%27.7%
All71.5%28.5%
Non Family65%35%
Female64.1%35.9%

71.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dawson County, Texas Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,3292.6471.5
Married2,2523.3177.4
Non Family1,4181.0865
Female5403.7764.1
Male1193.5972.3

3.34

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Dawson County, Texas Households

Dawson County, Texas Education

Dawson County, Texas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,05912.31%
9th to 12th Grade1,16513.54%
High School Graduate3,12536.33%
Some College1,84621.46%
Associates Degree3203.72%
Bachelors Degree8069.37%
Graduate Degree2803.26%

Dawson County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic4,2352,666173
White3,7863,464898
Other Race1,05951116
Black47621310
Native American1531065
Multiple Races11050
Asian311
Islander4

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.49%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.72%.

Dawson County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,130$42,352$21,692
Less Than High School$25,000$27,106$6,831
High School Grad$28,656$41,209$19,441
Some College$34,706$51,979$24,185
Bachelors Degree$45,150$47,340$36,250
Graduate Degree$44,675$43,313$51,645

$32,130

Average Earnings

$42,352

Average Male

$21,692

Average Female

Dawson County, Texas Language

Dawson County, Texas Language by Age

Dawson County, Texas Language

61.98% of Dawson County, Texas residents speak only English, while 38.02% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 36.37% of the population.

Dawson County, Texas Poverty

Dawson County, Texas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic6,5261,43822.03%
White4,6503337.16%
Other1,25732525.86%
Native20619795.63%
Black1688751.79%
Multiple9944.04%
Islander44100.00%

16.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.15%

Male Poverty Rate

21.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dawson County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dawson County, Texas is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dawson County, Texas is Multiple, with 4.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.17%.

Dawson County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.84%
High School14.83%
Some College12.20%
Bachelors or Greater1.59%

Dawson County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.18%
Male Unemployed31.92%
Female Employed12.37%
Male Employed4.77%

Dawson County, Texas Income

Dawson County, Texas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,354$61,896
Families$53,954$68,072
Married Families$66,184$
Non Families$20,347$45,298

Dawson County, Texas Marital Status

Dawson County, Texas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Dawson County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

Dawson County, Texas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Dawson County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Dawson County, Texas Veterans

Dawson County, Texas Veterans by War

579

Number of Veterans

485

Male Veterans

94

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam193
Second Gulf War147
First Gulf War120
Korea72
World War II52

Dawson County, Texas Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74140
75+136
35 to 54121
18 to 3492
55 to 6490

Dawson County, Texas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White5507.16%
Hispanic1613.14%
Other292.30%

Dawson County, Texas Veterans by Education

4.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.02%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dawson County, Texas Employment Status

Dawson County, Texas Employment by Age

50%

Labor Force Participation

46.3%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Dawson County, Texas Employment by Race

Dawson County, Texas Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Dawson County, Texas

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Lamesa94229461390.41%
O'Donnell 831807-24-2.89%
Ackerly 220233135.91%
Los Ybanez191900.00%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990