Dawson is a city located in Sangamon County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 521, it is the 886th largest city in Illinois and the 18886th largest city in the United States. Dawson is currently growing at a rate of 0.19% annually but its population has decreased by -26.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 705 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Dawson has a population density of 610 people per square mile.
The average household income in Dawson is $61,563 with a poverty rate of 14.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $923 per month, and the median house value is $79,000. The median age in Dawson is 34.2 years, 35.7 years for males, and 32.6 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Dawsonwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 8.19%.
99.25% of Dawson residents speak only English, while 0.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.75% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Dawson is White, with 12.60% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Dawson is Hispanic, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 4.05%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Dawson
100.00% of Dawson residents were born in the United States, with 92.06% having been born in Illinois. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.