Dawson, IA Profile: Facts & Data

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The City of Dawson had a population of 140 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.


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Dawson, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 140
Population in Households 140
Population in Familes 118
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 284
Diversity Index2 7
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $76,812
Average Household Income $91,730
Per Capita Income $37,086

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 69 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $188,462
Average Home Value $210,714
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 56
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 41
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.81% 1.52%
Households 0.9% 1.39%
Families 2.67% 1.42%
Median Household Income   3.56%
Per Capita Income   3.27%

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, 2018 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 # 798 21st
Population Density # 803 21st
Diversity Index # 740 26th
Median Household Income # 75 93rd
Per Capita Income # 71 93rd

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