Dawson County, Texas Population 2018

Dawson County, Texas's estimated population is 12,813 with a growth rate of -1.76% 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
201713,0952822.20%
201712,813-229-1.76%
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
White10,239
Some Other Race1,397
Black or African American785
Two or More Races316
American Indian and Alaska Native243
Asian112
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Dawson County, Texas Population Pyramid 2018

200400600800 Male Population200400600800 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Dawson County, Texas Median Age

33.1


Total

31.3


Male

36.4


Female

Dawson County, Texas Adults

There are 9,840 adults, (1,892 of whom are seniors) in Dawson County, Texas.

Dawson County, Texas Age Dependency

64.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41

Child Dependency Ratio

Dawson County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

5,821

44.45%

Male

7,274

55.55%

Dawson County, Texas Households and Families

Dawson County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Dawson County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.4%17.6%
Male75.8%24.2%
All71.1%28.9%
Female59.7%40.3%
Non Family58.3%41.7%

71.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dawson County, Texas Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,3392.6171.1
Married2,1533.2582.4
Non Family1,3811.1858.3
Female6523.4159.7
Male1533.0375.8

3.2

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

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 Grade1,06812.71%
9th to 12th Grade1,23614.71%
High School Graduate3,02936.04%
Some College1,71320.38%
Associates Degree2893.44%
Bachelors Degree7719.17%
Graduate Degree2983.55%

Dawson County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic4,2302,561184
White3,5573,232868
Other Race1,00153432
Black51125111
Multiple Races151121
Native American14810418
Asian391
Islander3

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.86%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.40%.

Dawson County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,593$40,636$20,825
Less Than High School$25,529$27,770$13,165
High School Grad$29,829$36,930$21,049
Some College$37,477$54,650$20,167
Bachelors Degree$42,649$46,973$29,773
Graduate Degree$41,500$31,907$50,764

$31,593

Average Earnings

$40,636

Average Male

$20,825

Average Female

Dawson County, Texas Language

Dawson County, Texas Language by Age

Dawson County, Texas Language

61.99% of Dawson County, Texas residents speak only English, while 38.01% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 35.85% of the population.

Dawson County, Texas Poverty

Dawson County, Texas Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic6,4551,49023.08%
White4,47451011.40%
Other93235938.52%
Native1477148.30%
Black1646942.07%
Multiple2132210.33%
Islander33100.00%

18.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.74%

Male Poverty Rate

22.16%

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 10.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.82%.

Dawson County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.95%
High School15.91%
Some College15.59%
Bachelors or Greater2.47%

Dawson County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed50.00%
Female Unemployed44.34%
Female Employed14.36%
Male Employed6.75%

Dawson County, Texas Income

Dawson County, Texas Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,201$62,529
Families$52,310$68,529
Married Families$67,361$
Non Families$21,321$45,073

Dawson County, Texas Marital Status

Dawson County, Texas Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

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


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Dawson County, Texas Veterans

Dawson County, Texas Veterans by War

463

Number of Veterans

360

Male Veterans

103

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam167
First Gulf War95
Second Gulf War89
Korea60
World War II36

Dawson County, Texas Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74129
75+128
35 to 54128
55 to 6447
18 to 3431

Dawson County, Texas Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4305.77%
Hispanic1693.31%
Other332.71%

Dawson County, Texas Veterans by Education

3.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dawson County, Texas Employment Status

Dawson County, Texas Employment by Age

51.8%

Labor Force Participation

48.4%

Employment Rate

6.7%

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