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Dawson, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Dawson had a population of 4,380 as of July 1, 2016. Dawson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dawson is located at latitude 31.7719 and longitude -84.4435 in Terrell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dawson (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Terrell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 351 feet.

The City of Dawson (GNIS ID: 2404192) 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Dawson is located within Dawson Division of Terrell 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, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,380
Population in Households 4,220
Population in Familes 3,516
Population in Group Qrtrs 160
Population Density1 1,167
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 1,593
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 1,083
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,919 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 746 (38.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 847 (44.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 326 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $67,447
Average Home Value $86,278


Median Household Income $24,231
Average Household Income $37,275
Per Capita Income $14,477
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.57% -0.35%
Households -0.68% -0.42%
Families -0.78% -0.52%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   0.87%
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, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dawson to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 174 72nd
Population Density1 # 126 80th
Diversity Index2 # 430 32nd
Median Household Income # 605 4th
Per Capita Income # 586 7th

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