Dawson County GA Information


Dawson County Subdivisions

Dawson County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,006
Daytime Population: Workers 8,742
Daytime Population: Residents 13,365
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,107
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 23,869
Population in Familes 20,501
Population in Group Qrtrs 137
Population Density2 114
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $55,398
Average Household Income $76,048
Per Capita Income $29,057


Total Housing Units 11,359 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,026 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,077 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,256 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $233,093
Average Home Value $308,924


Total Households 9,103
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 6,839
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.0% 1.3%
Households 1.06% 1.28%
Families 0.94% 1.19%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   2.84%


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, 2017 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 # 77 52nd
Population Density # 51 69th
Diversity Index # 153 4th
Median Household Income # 18 89th
Per Capita Income # 11 94th

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