Dawson County, Montana Population 2024

8,758

Dawson County, Montana's estimated 2024 population is 8,758 with a growth rate of -0.41% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dawson County, Montana is the 26th largest county in Montana. The 2010 population was 8,952 and has seen a growth of -2.17% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,578-36-0.42%
20288,614-36-0.42%
20278,650-36-0.41%
20268,686-36-0.41%
20258,722-36-0.41%
20248,758-36-0.41%
20238,794-36-0.41%
20228,830-36-0.41%
20218,866-57-0.64%
20208,9232853.3%
20198,638-45-0.52%
20188,683-283-3.16%
20178,966-313-3.37%
20169,279-312-3.25%
20159,591730.77%
20149,5181261.34%
20139,3921541.67%
20129,2382082.3%
20119,030780.87%
20108,952
19909,505-2,300-19.48%
198011,8055364.76%
197011,269-1,045-8.49%
196012,3143,22235.44%
19509,0924745.5%
19408,618-1,263-12.78%
19309,8816426.95%
19209,239-3,486-27.39%
191012,72510,282420.88%
19002,44338718.82%
18902,0561,8761042.22%
188018031.69%
1870177-8,401-97.94%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.41% (-36)
County Website
Dawson County
State
Montana
County Seat
2010 Population
8,952
Area
2372 mi²
Density
4 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-2.17% (-194)
Founded
January 15, 1869

Dawson County, Montana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White8,39894.2%
Two or more races2863.21%
Native American1441.62%
Black or African American680.76%
Other race180.2%
Asian10.01%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dawson County, Montana Population by Race

Dawson County, Montana Population Pyramid 2024

Dawson County, Montana Median Age

42.8

Total

42.4

Male

43.4

Female

Dawson County, Montana Adults

There are 6,995 adults, (1,824 of whom are seniors) in Dawson County, Montana.

Dawson County, Montana Age Dependency

72.4

Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Dawson County, Montana Sex Ratio

Female4,30848.32%
Male4,60751.68%

Dawson County, Montana Population by Age

Dawson County, Montana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,7702.2572.227.8
Married2,0032.98416
Non Family1,3781.1566.333.7
Male2172.3525.374.7
Female1723.3641.358.7
showing: 5 rows

2.85

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

72.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dawson County, Montana 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 County, Montana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dawson County, Montana Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 41.58%.

Dawson County, Montana Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,645

Average Earnings

$55,893

Average Male

$32,872

Average Female

Dawson County, Montana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dawson County, Montana Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dawson County, Montana Language

99.21% of Dawson County, Montana residents speak only English, while 0.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.52% of the population.

Dawson County, Montana Language

Dawson County, Montana Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,7936087.8%
Other181372.22%
Hispanic241114.56%
Multiple27420.73%
showing: 4 rows

7.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.15%

Male Poverty Rate

9.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dawson County, Montana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dawson County, Montana is Other, with 72.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dawson County, Montana is Multiple, with 0.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.03%.

Dawson County, Montana Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.24%
High School12.86%
Some College4.2%
Bachelors or Greater4.04%
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Dawson County, Montana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed59.46%
Female Unemployed25.74%
Female Employed10.08%
Male Employed2.09%
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Dawson County, Montana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dawson County, Montana Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dawson County, Montana Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

59.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.7%

Male Marriage Rate

60.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Dawson County, Montana Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dawson County, Montana 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 County, Montana Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dawson County, Montana Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

733

Number of Veterans

717

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

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Dawson County, Montana Veterans by War

count

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Dawson County, Montana Veterans by Age

count

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Dawson County, Montana Veterans by Race

Dawson County, Montana Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dawson County, Montana Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.4%

Labor Force Participation

61.5%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Dawson County, Montana Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dawson County, Montana Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dawson County, Montana 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

60.57%

Born in Dawson County, Montana

98.73%

Native Born

1.27%

Foreign Born

0.58%

Non Citizen

0.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.73% of Dawson County, Montana residents were born in the United States, with 60.57% having been born in Montana. 0.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Dawson County, Montana Place of Birth

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