Dawson County GA Information


Dawson County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 23,095
Population in Households 22,953
Population in Familes 19,732
Population in Group Qrtrs 142
Population Density1 110
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 8,853
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 6,660
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,149 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,830 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,023 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,296 (20.6%)
Median Home Value $220,109
Average Home Value $303,034


Median Household Income $53,258
Average Household Income $73,185
Per Capita Income $28,291
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.54% 0.95%
Households 0.78% 1.03%
Families 0.66% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
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 County GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dawson County to the other 159 counties and county equivalents in Georgia 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 # 80 50th
Population Density1 # 52 68th
Diversity Index2 # 153 4th
Median Household Income # 19 89th
Per Capita Income # 11 94th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.