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Dawson, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Dawson had a population of 1,475 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dawson: City of Dawson.

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


Total Population 1,475
Daytime Population: Workers 1,151
Daytime Population: Residents 772
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,923
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 1,413
Population in Familes 1,115
Population in Group Qrtrs 62
Population Density2 1,000
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $48,013
Average Household Income $66,787
Per Capita Income $29,158


Total Housing Units 759 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 481 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 175 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $85,533
Average Home Value $116,027


Total Households 656
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 412
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 -0.59% -0.7%
Households -0.53% -0.71%
Families 0.0% -0.84%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   3.73%

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, 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 # 302 67th
Population Density # 280 69th
Diversity Index # 566 37th
Median Household Income # 646 29th
Per Capita Income # 409 55th

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