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Dawson, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Dawson had a population of 1,507 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Dawson is located at latitude 44.9287 and longitude -96.0489 in Lac qui Parle County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dawson (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lac qui Parle County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,043 feet.

The City of Dawson (GNIS ID: 2394469) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dawson: City of Dawson.

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Dawson, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,507
Population in Households 1,444
Population in Familes 1,141
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density1 1,022
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 668
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 419
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 755 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 493 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 175 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $81,768
Average Home Value $110,425


Median Household Income $44,773
Average Household Income $65,757
Per Capita Income $28,709
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.35% -0.55%
Households -0.33% -0.58%
Families 0.27% -0.63%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Dawson, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dawson to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 296 67th
Population Density1 # 271 70th
Diversity Index2 # 561 38th
Median Household Income # 667 26th
Per Capita Income # 365 60th

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