Dawson, Minnesota Population 2021

1,386
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Dawson is a city located in Lac qui Parle County Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 1,386, it is the 302nd largest city in Minnesota and the 9015th largest city in the United States . Dawson is currently declining at a rate of -0.50% annually and its population has decreased by -10.00% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,540 in 2010. Dawson reached it's highest population of 1,544 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Dawson has a population density of 970 people per square mile.

The average household income in Dawson is $56,510 with a poverty rate of 6.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $532 per month, and the median house value is $73,600. The median age in Dawson is 48.4 years, 42.5 years for males, and 55.2 years for females.

Dawson Demographics

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

  • White: 95.43%
  • Black or African American: 2.47%
  • Other race: 1.36%
  • Native American: 0.43%
  • Two or more races: 0.31%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Dawson, Minnesota is 1,386 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,407.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,540.

Dawson, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,54695.43%
Black or African American402.47%
Some Other Race221.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native70.43%
Two or More Races50.31%
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Dawson Population by Race

Dawson Population Pyramid $2021

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Dawson Median Age

48.4


Total

42.5


Male

55.2


Female

Dawson Adults

There are 1,291 adults, (484 of whom are seniors) in Dawson.

Dawson Age Dependency

100.7

Age Dependency Ratio

60

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Dawson Sex Ratio

Female

801

49.44%

Male

819

50.56%

Dawson Population by Age

Dawson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dawson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married85.9%14.1%
All74.5%25.5%
Non Family65.8%34.2%
Female46.2%53.8%

74.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dawson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7422.174.5
Married3622.7585.9
Non Family2811.0665.8
Female782.7846.2
Male212.24100

2.69

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

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Dawson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade252.19%
9th to 12th Grade817.11%
High School Graduate43838.42%
Some College29926.23%
Associates Degree1119.74%
Bachelors Degree11710.26%
Graduate Degree696.05%
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Dawson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dawson Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,074984166
Black313120
Hispanic2812
Native American77
Other Race4

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 black people with a rate of 64.52%.

Dawson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,125$37,500$25,787
Less Than 9th Grade$23,088$30,521$22,721
High School Graduate$27,292$40,125$21,797
Some College$30,750$30,568$30,893
Bachelors Degree$42,969$44,063$41,667
Graduate Degree$64,125$64,250$56,875

$31,125

Average Earnings

$37,500

Average Male

$25,787

Average Female

Dawson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dawson Language by Age

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Dawson Language

95.18% of Dawson residents speak only English, while 4.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.83% of the population.

Dawson Language

Dawson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,458785.35%
Hispanic582746.55%
Other222090.91%

6.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.53%

Male Poverty Rate

10.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dawson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dawson is Other, with 90.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dawson is White, with 5.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.48%.

Dawson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College7.25%
High School6.68%
Less Than 9th Grade6.60%
Bachelors or Greater5.14%

Dawson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed66.67%
Male Unemployed18.75%
Female Employed1.84%
Male Employed1.20%

Dawson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dawson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,750$56,510
Families$58,068$68,092
Married Families$61,875-
Non Families$24,479$32,960
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Income by Household Type

Dawson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.6%

Male Marriage Rate

55.8%

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 55-64, 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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110

Number of Veterans

108

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam27
Korea20
World War II16
Second Gulf War8
First Gulf War2

Dawson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+65
55 to 6418
65 to 7417
35 to 546
18 to 344

Dawson Veterans by Age

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Dawson Veterans by Race

Dawson Veterans by Education

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8.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dawson Veterans by Education

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60.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

2.7%

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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80.43%

Born in Dawson

97.10%

Native Born

2.90%

Foreign Born

1.98%

Non Citizen

0.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.10% of Dawson residents were born in the United States, with 80.43% having been born in Minnesota. 1.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Dawson Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,386-7-0.50%
20201,393-7-0.50%
20191,400-7-0.50%
20181,407-2-0.14%
20171,409-14-0.98%
20161,423-27-1.86%
20151,450-7-0.48%
20141,457-27-1.82%
20131,484-28-1.85%
20121,512-22-1.43%
20111,534-10-0.65%
20101,5440.00%

Dawson Population by Year