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Dawson, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Dawson had a population of 4,466 as of July 1, 2018. 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 31.7735 and longitude -84.4466 in Terrell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dawson 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.

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


Total Population 4,466
Population in Households 4,305
Population in Familes 3,575
Population in Group Qrtrs 161
Population Density2 1,190
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $25,858
Average Household Income $41,387
Per Capita Income $15,908


Total Housing Units 1,909 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 803 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 821 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 285 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $74,768
Average Home Value $107,090


Total Households 1,624
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 1,101
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.2% -0.22%
Households -0.28% -0.26%
Families -0.39% -0.38%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

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, 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 # 170 73rd
Population Density # 125 80th
Diversity Index # 424 32nd
Median Household Income # 602 4th
Per Capita Income # 583 7th

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