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People

Total Population 545
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 11.9%
Employed Population 16+ 335
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 42.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $76,667
% Above Poverty Level 96%
% Below Poverty Level 4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 37.9%
Median Gross Rent $717
Median House Value $88,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.4%
US/American 0%
English 6.4%
Irish 18.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Dawson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles E of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 95 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Sangamon
Metro Area Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 62520
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.852
Longitude -89.463

Dawson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SPRINGFIELD CAPITAL AP
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
Station LINCOLN
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station MASON CITY 1 W
Distance 27.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buffalo 537 $51,964
Elkhart 346 $74,688

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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