Dawson County, Texas Population 2021

Dawson County, Texas's estimated population is 12,974 with a growth rate of 0.96% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Dawson County, Texas is the 153rd largest county in Texas. The 2010 Population was 13,826 and has seen a growth of -6.16% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202112,9741230.96%
202012,8511230.97%
201912,7281230.98%
201812,605-139-1.09%
201712,744-255-1.96%
201612,999120.09%
201512,987-458-3.41%
201413,4452261.71%
201313,219-392-2.88%
201213,611-136-0.99%
201113,747-79-0.57%
201013,826-523-3.64%
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%
1880240.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.96%
County Website
State
Founded
1905
County Seat
2010 Population
13,826
Growth Since 2010
-6.16%
map placeholder

Dawson County, Texas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,63875.22%
Some Other Race1,45011.32%
Black or African American1,0368.09%
Two or More Races5224.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native1431.12%
Asian240.19%
Loading...

Dawson County, Texas Population by Race

Dawson County, Texas Population Pyramid $2021

Loading...

Dawson County, Texas Median Age

33.5


Total

31.7


Male

37.1


Female

Dawson County, Texas Adults

There are 9,483 adults, (1,878 of whom are seniors) in Dawson County, Texas.

Dawson County, Texas Age Dependency

68.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Dawson County, Texas Sex Ratio

Female

5,874

45.84%

Male

6,939

54.16%

Dawson County, Texas Population by Age

Dawson County, Texas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Loading...

Dawson County, Texas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.4%19.6%
All69.3%30.7%
Male65.2%34.8%
Non Family59%41%
Female59%41%

69.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dawson County, Texas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,3222.5569.3
Married2,0393.1180.4
Non Family1,4331.2559
Female7093.559
Male1412.9765.2

3.15

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

Loading...

Dawson County, Texas Households by Type

Loading...
Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,18814.70%
9th to 12th Grade1,24415.39%
High School Graduate2,61032.29%
Some College1,58819.64%
Associates Degree3033.75%
Bachelors Degree94811.73%
Graduate Degree2032.51%
Loading...

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

Dawson County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic4,2482,474305
White3,0942,711819
Other Race850507115
Black66337527
2+ Races225181
Native American111628
Asian1414

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 26.47%.

Dawson County, Texas Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,099$42,264$20,859
Less Than 9th Grade$24,911$30,139$13,790
High School Graduate$28,203$40,366$21,322
Some College$34,904$52,241$18,542
Bachelors Degree$43,950$60,357$33,125
Graduate Degree$52,500$61,250$46,719

$31,099

Average Earnings

$42,264

Average Male

$20,859

Average Female

Dawson County, Texas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dawson County, Texas Language by Age

Loading...

Dawson County, Texas Language

61.88% of Dawson County, Texas residents speak only English, while 38.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 37.13% of the population.

Dawson County, Texas Language

Dawson County, Texas Poverty by Race

Loading...
Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic6,5382,24034.26%
Other1,11682573.92%
White4,03851612.78%
Multiple3229529.50%
Black3065818.95%
Native841517.86%

25.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.12%

Male Poverty Rate

28.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dawson County, Texas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dawson County, Texas is Other, with 73.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dawson County, Texas is White, with 12.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.22%.

Dawson County, Texas Poverty

Loading...
Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.84%
High School15.18%
Some College14.57%
Bachelors or Greater11.21%

Dawson County, Texas Poverty Rate by Education

Loading...
Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed64.37%
Male Unemployed43.56%
Female Employed21.18%
Male Employed7.69%

Dawson County, Texas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dawson County, Texas Income by Household Type

Loading...
Name Median Mean
Households$43,239$61,585
Families$54,596$73,293
Married Families$69,669-
Non Families$19,002$35,123
Loading...

Income by Household Type

Dawson County, Texas Marital Status

Loading...

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.5%

Male Marriage Rate

49.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Dawson County, Texas Married by Age and Sex

Loading...

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 55-64.

Dawson County, Texas Marital Status by Race

Loading...

Dawson County, Texas Marital Status

Loading...

337

Number of Veterans

275

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam97
Second Gulf War91
First Gulf War37
Korea26
World War II18

Dawson County, Texas Veterans by War

Loading...
Age Group Veterans
75+100
65 to 7472
35 to 5471
55 to 6451
18 to 3443

Dawson County, Texas Veterans by Age

Loading...
Name Veterans % of Total
White3124.47%
Hispanic1392.73%
Black202.09%
Other Race50.47%

Dawson County, Texas Veterans by Race

Dawson County, Texas Veterans by Education

Loading...

6.58%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dawson County, Texas Veterans by Education

Loading...

47.9%

Labor Force Participation

45.1%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Dawson County, Texas Employment by Age

Loading...

Dawson County, Texas Employment by Race

Loading...

Dawson County, Texas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Loading...

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Loading...

83.65%

Born in Dawson County, Texas

94.69%

Native Born

5.31%

Foreign Born

2.85%

Non Citizen

2.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.69% of Dawson County, Texas residents were born in the United States, with 83.65% having been born in Texas. 2.85% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

Sources