Dawson, Illinois

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Dawson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 466 100%
Male 229 49.1%
Female 237 50.9%
Under 18 107 23%
18+ 359 77%
65+ 48 10.3%
Median Age 38.7
Average Family Size 2.85
White 461 98.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.4%

Estimated Dawson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 448
Growth -18
Growth % -3.9%

Dawson Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 26.5%
German 24.2%
US/American 17.4%
Irish 8.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.7%
Lithuanian 4.4%
Polish 3.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2%
Italian 2%
Scottish 2%
Hungarian 1%
Portuguese 0.7%
Swedish 0.7%
French Canadian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dawson 466 $59,375
Buffalo 491 $51,250
Elkhart 443 $55,417
Mechanicsburg 456 $42,212
Riverton 3,048 $49,150
Sherman 2,871 $75,164
Spaulding 559 $70,455
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