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People

Total Population 197
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 12.2%
Employed Population 16+ 91
Age of the Population 29

Families

% of people married 55.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,500
% Above Poverty Level 66%
% Below Poverty Level 34%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 34.3%
Median Gross Rent $650
Median House Value $75,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.1%
US/American 0%
English 1%
Irish 9.1%

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

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station WINTERSET 2 NNW
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bagley 330 $55,357
Bouton 190 $41,042
Jamaica 215 $60,625

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

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