Dawson, TX Profile: Facts & Data


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Dawson, Texas - Basic Facts

The Town of Dawson had a population of 943 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Dawson is located at latitude 31.894 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.

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


Total Population 943
Population in Households 943
Population in Familes 778
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 528
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $41,446
Average Household Income $55,858
Per Capita Income $23,262


Total Housing Units 470 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 286 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 117 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $101,852
Average Home Value $151,049


Total Households 403
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 272
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 1.91% 1.48%
Households 1.83% 1.4%
Families 2.11% 1.36%
Median Household Income   3.6%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

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, 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 # 1025 41st
Population Density # 1152 34th
Diversity Index # 1094 37th
Median Household Income # 1130 35th
Per Capita Income # 933 47th

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