Dawson, Iowa

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Dawson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles SW of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Dallas
Metro Area Des Moines
Standard Zip Codes 50066
Phone Area Codes 515
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.842
Longitude -94.222

Dawson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PERRY
Distance 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
Station BOONE
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
Distance 34.4 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.3 inches
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Dawson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 155 100%
Male 80 51.6%
Female 75 48.4%
Under 18 46 29.7%
18+ 109 70.3%
65+ 22 14.2%
Median Age 35.3
Average Family Size 2.9
White 149 96.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 1.3%
Mixed Race 4 2.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 1.3%

Estimated Dawson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 224
Growth 69
Growth % 44.5%

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
German 31.1%
US/American 16.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.7%
Irish 9.7%
Danish 9.7%
Dutch 6.8%
Norwegian 4.9%
Swedish 4.9%
English 2.9%
Welsh 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dawson 155 $45,250
Bagley 354 $38,036
Bouton 136 $43,125
Jamaica 237 $41,875
Perry 7,633 $41,771
Rippey 319 $42,656
Yale 287 $36,806
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