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Dawson, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Dawson had a population of 4,446 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 4,446
Daytime Population: Workers 1,320
Daytime Population: Residents 3,074
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,394
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 4,285
Population in Familes 3,567
Population in Group Qrtrs 161
Population Density2 1,185
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $24,437
Average Household Income $38,227
Per Capita Income $14,908


Total Housing Units 1,926 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 765 (39.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 865 (44.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 296 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $71,530
Average Home Value $91,090


Total Households 1,630
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 1,107
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 -0.29% -0.4%
Households -0.27% -0.4%
Families -0.37% -0.51%
Median Household Income   0.52%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

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, 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 # 170 73rd
Population Density # 124 80th
Diversity Index # 412 35th
Median Household Income # 607 3rd
Per Capita Income # 591 6th

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