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Dawson, Texas - Basic Facts

The Town of Dawson had a population of 1,040 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Dawson is located at latitude 31.8946 and longitude -96.7147 in Navarro County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Dawson (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Navarro County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 482 feet.

The Town of Dawson (GNIS ID: 2412409) 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.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Dawson is located within Dawson Division of Navarro 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, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,040
Daytime Population: Workers 325
Daytime Population: Residents 642
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 967
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 1,040
Population in Familes 853
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 583
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $39,561
Average Household Income $54,071
Per Capita Income $22,676


Total Housing Units 514 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 327 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 119 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $93,978
Average Home Value $150,153


Total Households 446
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 302
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 3.56% 2.23%
Households 3.52% 2.15%
Families 3.89% 2.1%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Dawson, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dawson to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 982 44th
Population Density # 1093 38th
Diversity Index # 1085 38th
Median Household Income # 1217 30th
Per Capita Income # 960 45th

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