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Dawson, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Dawson had a population of 140 as of July 1, 2016. Dawson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dawson is located at latitude 41.8431 and longitude -94.2203 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dawson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,033 feet.

The City of Dawson (GNIS ID: 2394470) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Dawson is located within Township of Dallas, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dallas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dawson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Dawson, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 140
Population in Households 140
Population in Familes 119
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 284
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 55
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 40
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 67 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $194,231
Average Home Value $217,778


Median Household Income $84,228
Average Household Income $92,435
Per Capita Income $36,704
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.07% 1.79%
Households 0.9% 1.76%
Families 3.13% 1.92%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.52%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Dawson, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dawson to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 803 20th
Population Density1 # 806 20th
Diversity Index2 # 654 34th
Median Household Income # 21 98th
Per Capita Income # 55 95th

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