Dawson, Illinois Population 2024

502

Dawson is a city located in Sangamon County Illinois. Dawson has a 2024 population of 502. Dawson is currently declining at a rate of -0.79% annually and its population has decreased by -2.9% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 517 in 2020.

The average household income in Dawson is $87,705 with a poverty rate of 10.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Dawson is 40.3 years, 40.4 years for males, and 40.1 years for females.

Dawson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Dawson was:

  • White: 92.68%
  • Black or African American: 3.14%
  • Other race: 2.69%
  • Two or more races: 1.49%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
0.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
587.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.9% (-15)
The current population of Dawson, Illinois is 502 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 517.

Dawson, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White62092.68%
Black or African American213.14%
Other race182.69%
Two or more races101.49%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dawson Population by Race

Dawson Population Pyramid 2024

Dawson Median Age

40.3

Total

40.4

Male

40.1

Female

Dawson Adults

There are 515 adults, (106 of whom are seniors) in Dawson.

Dawson Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Dawson Sex Ratio

Female34050.82%
Male32949.18%

Dawson Population by Age

Dawson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2552.6275.324.7
Married1292.781000
Non Family601.1236.763.3
Male404.037030
Female263.195050
showing: 5 rows

2.87

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

75.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dawson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Dawson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dawson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 7.76%.

Dawson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,773

Average Earnings

$45,625

Average Male

$35,694

Average Female

Dawson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dawson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dawson Language

97.96% of Dawson residents speak only English, while 2.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.57% of the population.

Dawson Language

Dawson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White620416.61%
Hispanic2828100%
Other1818100%
Multiple1010100%
showing: 4 rows

10.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.64%

Male Poverty Rate

10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dawson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dawson is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dawson is White, with 6.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.39%.

Dawson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20%
Bachelors or Greater5.71%
High School4.48%
Some College4.02%
showing: 4 rows

Dawson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed55.56%
Female Employed11.92%
Male Employed0.97%
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Dawson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dawson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dawson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

54.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Dawson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dawson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Dawson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dawson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

34

Number of Veterans

31

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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Dawson Veterans by War

count

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Dawson Veterans by Age

count

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Dawson Veterans by Race

Dawson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dawson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71%

Labor Force Participation

67.2%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Dawson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dawson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dawson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

86.25%

Born in Dawson

98.51%

Native Born

1.49%

Foreign Born

1.49%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.51% of Dawson residents were born in the United States, with 86.25% having been born in Illinois. 1.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Dawson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029482-4-0.82%
2028486-4-0.82%
2027490-4-0.81%
2026494-4-0.8%
2025498-4-0.8%
2024502-4-0.79%
2023506-4-0.78%
2022510-4-0.78%
2021514-3-0.58%
2020517357.26%
2019482-5-1.03%
2018487-4-0.81%
2017491-4-0.81%
2016495-4-0.8%
2015499-3-0.6%
2014502-1-0.2%
2013503-1-0.2%
2012504-3-0.59%
201150720.4%
2010505
showing: 20 rows

Dawson Population by Year