Dawson, Illinois Population 2022

521
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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.

Dawson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Dawsonwas:

  • White: 92.34%
  • Black or African American: 3.83%
  • Other race: 3.26%
  • Two or more races: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Dawson, Illinois is 521 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 705.

Dawson, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

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Dawson Population by Race

Dawson Population Pyramid 2022

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Dawson Median Age

34.7


Total

36


Male

33.1


Female

Dawson Adults

There are 527 adults, (123 of whom are seniors) in Dawson.

Dawson Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Dawson Sex Ratio

Female

369

52.34%

Male

336

47.66%

Dawson Population by Age

Dawson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dawson Household Types

79.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dawson Households and Families

2.86

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

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Dawson Households by Type

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Dawson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dawson Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Dawson Educational Attainment by Race

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$29,722

Average Earnings

$

Average Male

$30,057

Average Female

Dawson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dawson Language by Age

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Dawson Language

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.

Dawson Language

Dawson Poverty by Race

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14.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.96%

Male Poverty Rate

13.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dawson

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%.

Dawson Poverty

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Dawson Poverty Rate by Education

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Dawson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dawson Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Dawson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.5%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Dawson Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Dawson Marital Status by Race

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Dawson Marital Status

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38

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Dawson Veterans by War

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Dawson Veterans by Age

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Dawson Veterans by Race

Dawson Veterans by Education

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7.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dawson Veterans by Education

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71%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

11.1%

Unemployment Rate

Dawson Employment by Age

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Dawson Employment by Race

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Dawson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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92.06%

Born in Dawson

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Dawson Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Dawson Population by Year