Dawson County TX Information


Dawson County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 13,842
Daytime Population: Workers 4,440
Daytime Population: Residents 7,999
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,439
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 12,030
Population in Familes 10,266
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,812
Population Density2 15
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $41,713
Average Household Income $56,702
Per Capita Income $19,137


Total Housing Units 5,322 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,102 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,355 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 865 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $64,594
Average Home Value $94,342


Total Households 4,457
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 3,150
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 0.01% 0.3%
Households 0.22% 0.29%
Families 0.15% 0.25%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.31%


Dawson County TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dawson County to the other 254 counties and county equivalents in Texas 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 # 149 42nd
Population Density # 151 41st
Diversity Index # 44 83rd
Median Household Income # 196 23rd
Per Capita Income # 234 8th

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