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Demographics

People

Total Population1,627
Male Share of the Population45.1%
Female Share of the Population54.9%
Senior Citizens25.4%
Employed Population 16+744
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married50.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,098
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,797

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,961
% Above Poverty Level89.4%
% Below Poverty Level10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work10.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.6%
Median Gross Rent$541
Median House Value$68,900

Ancestry

Norwegian40.3%
Irish12.2%
Dutch6.3%
Swedish6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)5.3%
English4.6%
Polish3.6%
French Except Basque2.5%
Danishn2%
African1.7%
Nigerian1.2%
Czech0.8%
German0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Scottish0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Belgian0.1%
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Dawson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lac qui Parle County
Standard Zip Codes56232
Phone Area Codes320
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude44.92
Approximate Longitude-96.04

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)

StationMADISON SEWAGE PLANT
Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp-0 to 21 F
Apr Temp33 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp34 to 60 F
Annual Precip24.4 inches
StationMONTEVIDEO 1 SW
Distance14.9 miles
Jan Temp1 to 20 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp36 to 60 F
Annual Precip26 inches
StationMILAN 1 NW
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp0 to 22 F
Apr Temp34 to 59 F
Jul Temp59 to 85 F
Oct Temp35 to 61 F
Annual Precip24.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Boyd112$38,750
Clarkfield882$53,068
Madison1,567$55,096
Milan362$40,179
Montevideo5,207$66,250
Watson190$73,472

Dawson Hospitals

Johnson Memorial Hosp & Home
(Government - District/authority)
1282 Walnut Street
(320) 769-4320

Dawson Public Schools

Dawson-boyd Secondary
848 Chestnut St
ZIP: 56232
(320) 769-2955
High
Total Enrollment 254
Stevens Elementary
848 Chestnut St
ZIP: 56232
(320) 769-4590
Primary
Total Enrollment 263
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