Dawson County, Montana Population 2020

Dawson County, Montana's estimated population is 8,945 with a growth rate of -3.34% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dawson County, Montana is the 27th largest county in Montana.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20188,680-265-2.96%
20178,945-309-3.34%
20169,254-318-3.32%
20159,572660.69%
20149,5061241.32%
20139,3821501.62%
20129,2322072.29%
20119,025750.84%
20108,950-555-5.84%
19909,505-2,300-19.48%
198011,8055364.76%
197011,269-1,045-8.49%
196012,3143,22235.44%
19509,0924745.50%
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%
18701770.00%

How Many People Live in Dawson County, Montana?

8,945

Dawson County, Montana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,70994.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native1962.13%
Black or African American1141.24%
Two or More Races1031.12%
Some Other Race510.55%
Asian180.20%

Dawson County, Montana Population Pyramid 2020

Dawson County, Montana Median Age

40.5


Total

37.6


Male

43.9


Female

Dawson County, Montana Adults

There are 7,227 adults, (1,644 of whom are seniors) in Dawson County, Montana.

Dawson County, Montana Age Dependency

64.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Dawson County, Montana Sex Ratio

Female

4,314

46.94%

Male

4,877

53.06%

Dawson County, Montana Households and Families

Dawson County, Montana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Dawson County, Montana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.4%18.6%
Female73.9%26.1%
All68.1%31.9%
Non Family55.4%44.6%
Male20.5%79.5%

68.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,9722.268.1
Married2,0592.8181.4
Non Family1,5631.355.4
Male1852.6920.5
Female1652.5973.9

2.71

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Dawson County, Montana Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade701.09%
9th to 12th Grade3084.78%
High School Graduate2,39437.14%
Some College1,37621.35%
Associates Degree94214.61%
Bachelors Degree96915.03%
Graduate Degree3876.00%

Dawson County, Montana Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,9715,6361,327
Hispanic24921022
Native American89894
Black7777
Multiple Races50466
Other Race4210
Asian17173

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 22.22%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,887$49,211$25,853
Less Than High School$15,889$$15,917
High School Grad$30,031$32,110$20,417
Some College$41,831$54,508$33,664
Bachelors Degree$45,240$50,662$27,321
Graduate Degree$60,167$$60,250

$34,887

Average Earnings

$49,211

Average Male

$25,853

Average Female

Dawson County, Montana Language

Dawson County, Montana Language by Age

Dawson County, Montana Language

99.08% of Dawson County, Montana residents speak only English, while 0.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.58% of the population.

Dawson County, Montana Poverty

Dawson County, Montana Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,1046858.45%
Black1007777.00%
Multiple864248.84%
Hispanic242208.26%
Native10165.94%

9.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.05%

Male Poverty Rate

9.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dawson County, Montana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dawson County, Montana is Black, with 77.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dawson County, Montana is Native, with 5.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.24%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.65%
High School10.73%
Some College6.51%
Bachelors or Greater4.89%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed34.88%
Female Employed7.62%
Male Employed7.27%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Dawson County, Montana Income

Dawson County, Montana Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,820$75,479
Families$75,557$87,090
Married Families$81,801-
Non Families$38,630$55,653

Dawson County, Montana Marital Status

Dawson County, Montana Marital Status

Marriage Rates

58.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.3%

Male Marriage Rate

62.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Dawson County, Montana Married by Age and Sex

Dawson County, Montana 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 45-54.

Dawson County, Montana Marital Status by Race

Dawson County, Montana Veterans

582

Number of Veterans

577

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam167
Second Gulf War87
First Gulf War69
Korea33
World War II26

$Dawson County, Montana Veterans by Education

2.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dawson County, Montana Employment Status

67.4%

Labor Force Participation

66.4%

Employment Rate

1.5%

Unemployment Rate

Dawson County, Montana 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

61.24%

Born in Montana

99.02%

Native Born

0.98%

Foreign Born

0.81%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.02% of Dawson County, Montana residents were born in the United States, with 61.24% having been born in Montana. 0.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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