Dawson County, Georgia Population 2020

Dawson County, Georgia's estimated population is 26,601 with a growth rate of 2.94% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dawson County, Georgia is the 70th largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202026,6017592.94%
201925,8427593.03%
201825,0837593.12%
201724,3247163.03%
201623,6082961.27%
201523,3123341.45%
201422,9782951.30%
201322,6832190.97%
201222,4641740.78%
201122,29020.01%
201022,28812,859136.38%
19909,4294,65597.51%
19804,7741,13531.19%
19703,639491.36%
19603,590-122-3.29%
19503,712-767-17.12%
19404,47997727.90%
19303,502-702-16.70%
19204,204-482-10.29%
19104,686-756-13.89%
19005,442-170-3.03%
18905,612-225-3.85%
18805,8371,46833.60%
18704,36951313.30%
18603,8560.00%
2020 Growth Rate
2.94%
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Founded
1857
County Seat

Dawson County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,97996.30%
Two or More Races3871.62%
Black or African American2300.96%
Asian1480.62%
Some Other Race1050.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native120.05%

Dawson County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2020

Dawson County, Georgia Median Age

43.4


Total

42.8


Male

43.9


Female

Dawson County, Georgia Adults

There are 18,855 adults, (4,659 of whom are seniors) in Dawson County, Georgia.

Dawson County, Georgia Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Dawson County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

12,087

50.66%

Male

11,774

49.34%

Dawson County, Georgia Households and Families

Dawson County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Dawson County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.5%11.5%
All81.7%18.3%
Female79%21%
Non Family70.1%29.9%
Male51.4%48.6%

81.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,7112.7281.7
Married5,4773.2188.5
Non Family2,3371.270.1
Female6193.479
Male2784.2451.4

3.19

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

3.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Dawson County, Georgia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6163.63%
9th to 12th Grade1,76010.36%
High School Graduate4,85128.56%
Some College3,44520.28%
Associates Degree1,1526.78%
Bachelors Degree3,14918.54%
Graduate Degree2,01411.86%

Dawson County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,07313,9434,953
Hispanic47932337
Multiple Races14911858
Asian13710862
Black13110153
Other Race6452
Native American1212

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.26%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,051$42,861$34,607
Less Than High School$25,012$26,394$19,746
High School Grad$31,751$32,930$27,963
Some College$37,021$36,991$37,040
Bachelors Degree$54,676$82,688$41,629
Graduate Degree$59,632$79,714$47,982

$39,051

Average Earnings

$42,861

Average Male

$34,607

Average Female

Dawson County, Georgia Language

Dawson County, Georgia Language by Age

Dawson County, Georgia Language

95.92% of Dawson County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 4.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.13% of the population.

Dawson County, Georgia Poverty

Dawson County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White21,9611,8258.31%
Hispanic99612612.65%
Multiple3877619.64%
Black1407352.14%
Other991212.12%

8.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.85%

Male Poverty Rate

8.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dawson County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dawson County, Georgia is Black, with 52.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dawson County, Georgia is White, with 8.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.20%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.36%
High School10.27%
Some College6.33%
Bachelors or Greater3.16%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.90%
Male Unemployed24.77%
Female Employed4.39%
Male Employed4.34%

Dawson County, Georgia Income

Dawson County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$65,805$88,066
Families$77,034$99,772
Married Families$84,842-
Non Families$38,194$52,310

Dawson County, Georgia Marital Status

Dawson County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

60.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.3%

Male Marriage Rate

61.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Dawson County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

Dawson County, Georgia 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 45-54.

Dawson County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Dawson County, Georgia Veterans

1,347

Number of Veterans

1,292

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam578
First Gulf War161
Korea81
Second Gulf War67
World War II62
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74484
75+366
35 to 54247
55 to 64200
18 to 3450
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3417.38%
Hispanic6110.34%
Black63.14%

$Dawson County, Georgia Veterans by Education

9.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dawson County, Georgia Employment Status

60.5%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Dawson County, Georgia Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

61.68%

Born in Georgia

97.06%

Native Born

2.94%

Foreign Born

1.50%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.06% of Dawson County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 61.68% having been born in Georgia. 1.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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