Dawson, Texas

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Dawson, Texas

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High Points

Dawson strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Dawson Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 12% Dawson Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Dawson, Texas

Comparing Dawson to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 7
Senior Citizens 9 10
Age of the Population 8 9
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 2
Well-Paid Single Men 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 2
Portion of People Married 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 6
College Educated Adults 4 4
People in Middle Class or Better 3 5
People Above Poverty 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 3 4
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
People Living Alone 8 10
Affordability of Rents 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Housing Recently Built 5 2

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Dawson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles NE of Waco, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 62 miles S of Dallas, Texas
County Navarro
Standard Zip Codes 76639
Phone Area Codes 254
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.893
Longitude -96.714

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 4 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 57 F
Apr Temp 52 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 97 F
Oct Temp 53 to 81 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
Station MEXIA
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 54 to 81 F
Annual Precip 41.4 inches
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 95 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
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Dawson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 852 100%
Male 405 47.5%
Female 447 52.5%
Under 18 205 24.1%
18+ 647 75.9%
65+ 193 22.7%
Median Age 40.3
Average Family Size 3.07
White 690 81%
African-American 129 15.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 14 1.6%
Mixed Race 17 2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 54 6.3%

Estimated Dawson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 906
Growth 54
Growth % 6.3%

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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.3%
Irish 24.1%
US/American 16.1%
German 7.2%
English 7.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Scottish 2%
Polish 1%
Italian 1%
African 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
Canadian 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
Norwegian 0.3%
Dutch West Indian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Dawson, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Springhill (76639)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Dawson 852 $40,441
Blooming Grove 833 $46,364
Coolidge 848 $27,583
Hubbard 1,586 $34,083
Malone 278 $26,667
Mount Calm 310 $34,583
Penelope 211 $36,875
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Dawson High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 130 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.8

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