Dawson County, Texas Population 2024

11,566

Dawson County, Texas's estimated 2024 population is 11,566 with a growth rate of -2.38% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dawson County, Texas is the 155th largest county in Texas. The 2010 population was 13,826 and has seen a growth of -16.35% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,156-282-2.7%
202810,438-282-2.63%
202710,720-282-2.56%
202611,002-282-2.5%
202511,284-282-2.44%
202411,566-282-2.38%
202311,848-282-2.32%
202212,130-282-2.27%
202112,412-61-0.49%
202012,473-512-3.94%
201912,9854343.46%
201812,551-183-1.44%
201712,734-266-2.05%
201613,000
201513,000-451-3.35%
201413,4512271.72%
201313,224-390-2.86%
201213,614-136-0.99%
201113,750-76-0.55%
201013,826
199014,349-1,835-11.34%
198016,184-420-2.53%
197016,604-2,581-13.45%
196019,185720.38%
195019,1133,74624.38%
194015,3671,79413.22%
193013,5739,264214.99%
19204,3091,98985.73%
19102,3202,2836170.27%
190037827.59%
189029520.83%
188024-10,132-99.76%
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2024 Growth Rate
-2.38% (-282)
County Website
Dawson County
State
Texas
County Seat
2020 Population
12,473
Area
900 mi²
Density
13 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-7.27% (-907)
Founded
1905

Dawson County, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,45260.38%
Two or more races2,22118%
Other race1,59312.91%
Black or African American9948.05%
Native American610.49%
Asian200.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander10.01%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dawson County, Texas Population by Race

Dawson County, Texas Population Pyramid 2024

Dawson County, Texas Median Age

34

Total

31.6

Male

36.6

Female

Dawson County, Texas Adults

There are 9,199 adults, (1,746 of whom are seniors) in Dawson County, Texas.

Dawson County, Texas Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

23.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Dawson County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female5,39243.69%
Male6,95056.31%

Dawson County, Texas Population by Age

Dawson County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,1332.5571.628.4
Married1,7343.485.914.1
Non Family1,5081.1265.834.2
Female6113.4852.947.1
Male2803.0355.444.6
showing: 5 rows

3.31

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

71.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Dawson County, Texas 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 white people with a rate of 26.34%.

Dawson County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$31,442

Average Earnings

$42,348

Average Male

$24,918

Average Female

Dawson County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dawson County, Texas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dawson County, Texas Language

63.79% of Dawson County, Texas residents speak only English, while 36.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 34.08% of the population.

Dawson County, Texas Language

Dawson County, Texas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic6,6952,20032.86%
Other1,48966944.93%
Multiple1,80953929.8%
White3,5122727.74%
Black2769032.61%
Native55814.55%
showing: 6 rows

24.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.01%

Male Poverty Rate

26.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dawson County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dawson County, Texas is Other, with 44.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dawson County, Texas is White, with 7.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.09%.

Dawson County, Texas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.84%
High School15.77%
Some College11.64%
Bachelors or Greater8.25%
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Dawson County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed73.94%
Male Unemployed30.92%
Female Employed19.74%
Male Employed9.27%
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Dawson County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dawson County, Texas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dawson County, Texas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Dawson County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dawson County, Texas 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 35-44.

Dawson County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dawson County, Texas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

372

Number of Veterans

351

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

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Dawson County, Texas Veterans by War

count

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Dawson County, Texas Veterans by Age

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Dawson County, Texas Veterans by Race

Dawson County, Texas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

23.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dawson County, Texas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.3%

Labor Force Participation

44.6%

Employment Rate

9.5%

Unemployment Rate

Dawson County, Texas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dawson County, Texas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dawson County, Texas 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

85.08%

Born in Dawson County, Texas

94.55%

Native Born

5.45%

Foreign Born

3.61%

Non Citizen

1.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.55% of Dawson County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 85.08% having been born in Texas. 3.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dawson County, Texas Place of Birth

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