Dawson, Texas Population 2024

817

Dawson is a city located in Navarro County Texas. Dawson has a 2024 population of 817. Dawson is currently declining at a rate of 0% annually and its population has increased by 0.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 816 in 2020.

The average household income in Dawson is $71,271 with a poverty rate of 13.89%. The median age in Dawson is 43.9 years: 47.2 years for males, and 40.5 years for females.

Dawson Demographics

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

  • White: 79.07%
  • Two or more races: 11.5%
  • Black or African American: 7.29%
  • Other race: 1.12%
  • Asian: 0.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.47%
  • Native American: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
1.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
457.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.12% (1)
The current population of Dawson, Texas is 817 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 816.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White84679.07%
Two or more races12311.5%
Black or African American787.29%
Other race121.12%
Asian60.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander50.47%
Native American00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Dawson Population by Race

Dawson Population Pyramid 2024

Dawson Median Age

43.9

Total

47.2

Male

40.5

Female

Dawson Adults

There are 823 adults, (181 of whom are seniors) in Dawson.

Dawson Age Dependency

66.7

Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Dawson Sex Ratio

Female51848.41%
Male55251.59%

Dawson Population by Age

Dawson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4162.5760.639.4
Married1853.4990.39.7
Non Family1771.1932.267.8
Female503.764852
Male46.51000

3.44

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

60.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dawson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade334.51%
Associates Degree7610.38%
Bachelors Degree658.88%
Graduate Degree202.73%
High School Graduate28939.48%
Less Than 9th Grade202.73%
Some College22931.28%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White57352678
2+ Races72705
Hispanic67630
Black57572
Asian440

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 13.61%.

Dawson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$44,800$0$44,400
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$29,850$28,967$37,500
Less Than 9th Grade$47,596$25,000$48,173
Overall$41,563$65,208$38,646
Some College$0$68,719$33,333

$41,563

Average Earnings

$65,208

Average Male

$38,646

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

90.57% of Dawson residents speak only English, while 9.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.64% of the population.

Dawson Language

Dawson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7858811.21%
Black783544.87%
Multiple1232016.26%
Hispanic146106.85%

13.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.51%

Male Poverty Rate

17.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dawson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dawson is Black, with 44.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dawson is Hispanic, with 6.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.16%.

Dawson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.19%
Some College18.69%
High School12.8%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Dawson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed23.53%
Female Unemployed13.64%
Female Employed7.36%
Male Employed3.91%

Dawson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dawson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$76,750$99,768
Households$42,083$71,271
Married Families$122,594$-999,999,999
Non Families$20,096$27,604

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dawson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Dawson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dawson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

114

Number of Veterans

109

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War69
Second Gulf War27
Vietnam10
Korea1
World War II0

Dawson Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5472
55 to 6430
65 to 748
75+4
18 to 340

Dawson Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White8112.07%
2+ Races1926.39%
Black1419.18%
Hispanic1313.98%

Dawson Veterans by Race

Dawson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

10.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dawson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.5%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

7.4%

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

71.78%

Born in Dawson

94.95%

Native Born

5.05%

Foreign Born

4.86%

Non Citizen

0.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.95% of Dawson residents were born in the United States, with 71.78% having been born in Texas. 4.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dawson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202981910.12%
202881800%
202781800%
202681810.12%
202581700%
202481700%
2023817-6-0.73%
2022823-3-0.36%
2021826101.23%
2020816182.26%
2019798-1-0.13%
201879950.63%
2017794-1-0.13%
2016795-1-0.13%
201579630.38%
2014793-1-0.13%
2013794-8-1%
2012802-2-0.25%
2011804-3-0.37%
201080700%

Dawson Population by Year