Dawson, Georgia

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Population in 2013: 4,396 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.1%
 
Males: 1,941  (44.2%)
Females: 2,455  (55.8%)
Median resident age:  32.7 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 31742.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $22,758 (it was $24,140 in 2000)
Dawson:

$22,758
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,414 (it was $10,752 in 2000)

Dawson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $67,602 (it was $50,700 in 2000)
Dawson:

$67,602
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $73,222; Detached houses: $76,377; Mobile homes: $41,770

Median gross rent in 2012: $497.

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  • Black alone - 3,544 (78.1%)
  • White alone - 836 (18.4%)
  • Hispanic - 99 (2.2%)
  • Two or more races - 35 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 20 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.07%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.07%)

Races in Dawson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dawson: 87.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (5.4%), United States (3.1%), English (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 355 feet

Land area: 3.68 square miles.

Population density: 1,194 people per square mile   (low).

Dawson, Georgia map

For population 25 years and over in Dawson:

  • High school or higher: 59.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 11.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dawson city:

  • Never married: 47.0%
  • Now married: 28.5%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 13.1%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

79 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.7%
Georgia:  9.5%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 37 registered sex offenders living in Dawson, Georgia as of April 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Dawson to the number of sex offenders is 119 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $795 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $963 (1.5%)

Dawson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: West Dougherty, GA (19.7 miles , pop. 59,680).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (115.2 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (664.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Bronwood, GA (2.4 miles ), Sasser, GA (2.6 miles ), Parrott, GA (3.0 miles) , Shellman, GA (3.2 miles ), Smithville, GA (3.7 miles ), Leesburg, GA (4.0 miles ), Weston, GA (4.2 miles) , Plains, GA (4.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 29 buildings, average cost: $26,700
  • 1998: 28 buildings, average cost: $26,700
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $26,700
  • 2000: 28 buildings, average cost: $26,700
  • 2001: 30 buildings, average cost: $26,700
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $41,800
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,600
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,600
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,600
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $79,200
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $46,400
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $47,700
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $127,800
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 31.77 N, Longitude: 84.44 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Spanish Peanut Capital of the World

Area code: 229

Dawson household income distribution Dawson home values distribution

Crime rates in Dawson by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2010 2012
Murders 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 43101040
per 100,000 75.658.4195.419.50.089.50.0
Assaults 1671012212718
per 100,000 302.5136.3195.4234.4441.7604.0387.6
Burglaries 19234127609760
per 100,000 359.2448.0800.9527.31262.12170.01292.0
Thefts 1478110511111100
per 100,000 2779.41577.72051.22168.02334.90.00.0
Auto thefts 1121000
per 100,000 18.919.539.119.50.00.00.0
Arson 0000N/A00
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0N/A0.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.0) 230.1146.6248.7185.2281.1311.8174.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Dawson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 28 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.52
Georgia average:

2.77
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.4%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -431 (-7.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Public administration (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Work and jobs in Dawson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Dawson, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dawson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.4 miles away from the Dawson city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/1/2007, a category F3 tornado 12.0 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 11 people and caused $111 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dawson-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 173.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 184.2 miles away from Dawson center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 200.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 199.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 404.3 miles away from Dawson center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 262.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Terrell County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dawson topographic map

Birthplace of: Otis Redding - Soul musician, Benjamin J. Davis, Jr. - Politician, Lucius D. Battle - Diplomat, Wayland Flowers - Puppeteer, Walter Washington - politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Dawson:

  • TERRELL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL INC (475 CINDERELLA LANE BOX 150)
  • DCI DAWSON (806 FORREST DRIVE)
  • DAWSON HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (1159 GEORGIA AVE. S.E.)
  • DAWSON MANOR (1159 GEORGIA AVE S E BOX 607)

Airports located in Dawson:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dawson:

  • Darton State College (about 19 miles; Albany, GA; Full-time enrollment: 5,000)
  • Albany Technical College (about 22 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,707)
  • Albany State University (about 23 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,662)
  • Georgia Southwestern State University (about 24 miles; Americus, GA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 58 miles; Tifton, GA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Columbus State University (about 59 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 6,876)
  • Columbus Technical College (about 60 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 3,241)

Public high school in Dawson:

Private high school in Dawson:

  • TERRELL ACADEMY (Students: 300; Location: 602 ACADEMY DR SE; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Dawson:

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Library in Dawson:

  • KINCHAFOONEE REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $932,613; Location: 913 FORRESTER DRIVE, SE; 90,423 books; 1,370 audio materials; 8,420 video materials; 146 state licensed databases; 151 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Dawson: Dawson Country Club (A), Dawson Fire Department (B), Terrell County Jail (C), Terrell County Courthouse (D), Kinchafoonee Regional Library (E), Dawson City Hall (F), National Peanut Research Laboratory (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dawson include: Raines Memorial Baptist Church (A), Presbyterian Church of Dawson (B), First Baptist Church (C), First Assembly of God Church (D), Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit (E), Dawson Methodist Church (F), Dawson Church of Christ (G), Church of God (H), Saint James Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Cedar Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Dawson: Griggs Memorial (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Budget Inn (Forrester Drive), Dulex Inn (570 North Main Street).

Terrell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 69.8. This is about average.

City:

69.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dawson and their reported violations in the past:

DAWSON (Population served: 5,624, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-23-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-23-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-02-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-02-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-1997), St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-1997), St Intentional no-action (SEP-13-2001)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 41.2%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.2% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Georgia:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.4%
Whole state:  68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.3%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Dawson in 2000:

  • 74 people in nursing homes
  • 31 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Dawson compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Dawson (2011 data):

  • Bank of Terrell: Drive-In Branch at 344 E Lee Street, branch established on 1970/09/02; Bank Of Terrell at 250 East Lee Street, branch established on 1999/08/31. Info updated 2007/09/25: Bank assets: $152.6 mil, Deposits: $130.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Georgia Community Bancorp, Incorporated
  • Bank of Dawson: Bank Of Dawson at 201-209 Main Street, branch established on 1911/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $117.3 mil, Deposits: $98.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Dawson Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of Early: Forrester Drive Branch at 917 Forrester Drive, Southeast, branch established on 1935/08/01. Info updated 2007/09/25: Bank assets: $84.4 mil, Deposits: $73.2 mil, headquarters in Blakely, GA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: One South Financial, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Dawson, Georgia:

  • Western Motel, 1149 Forrester Dr Se, Dawson, GA 31742 , Phone: (229) 995-5500
  • Econo Lodge, 938 Forrester Dr SE, Dawson, GA 39842 , Phone: (229) 995-5725
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Dawson, Georgia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Dawson travel time to work - commute Dawson mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Utility gas (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dawson city (based on Terrell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.45%
Here: 29.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchBaha'iAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents55.1%23.0%7.8%5.0%9.2%
Congregations45.5%22.7%-4.5%27.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Terrell County:

3.89 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Terrell County:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Terrell County:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.2%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Terrell County:

34.8%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.8%
State:

14.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$8,795$35,1800$0
Other Government Administration 2$10,875$65,2507$2,402
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,041
Police Protection - Officers 19$46,022$29,0672$1,519
Police - Other 7$9,070$15,5492$1,809
Firefighters 14$39,879$34,1822$1,018
Streets and Highways 4$14,919$44,7570$0
Sewerage 2$7,343$44,0580$0
Water Supply 13$17,010$15,7020$0
Gas Supply 1$3,317$39,8040$0
Totals for Government 65$157,230$29,02715$7,789

Dawson government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $24,000 ($5.46)
    Police Protection: $19,000 ($4.32)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $2,059,000 ($468.38)
    Police Protection: $1,060,000 ($241.13)
    Local Fire Protection: $608,000 ($138.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $515,000 ($117.15)
    Water Utilities: $488,000 ($111.01)
    Sewerage: $325,000 ($73.93)
    Regular Highways: $198,000 ($45.04)
    Financial Administration: $164,000 ($37.31)
    Central Staff Services: $164,000 ($37.31)
    General - Other: $104,000 ($23.66)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000 ($4.55)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.45)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $36,000 ($8.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $127,000 ($28.89)
    General Public Building: $14,000 ($3.18)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.23)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,645,000 ($374.20)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($8.64)

Dawson government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $581,000 ($132.17)
    Sewerage: $440,000 ($100.09)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $9,000 ($2.05)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $148,000 ($33.67)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $302,000 ($68.70)
    All Other: $35,000 ($7.96)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $275,000 ($62.56)
    Interest Earnings: $37,000 ($8.42)
    General Revenue, NEC: $17,000 ($3.87)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.45)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $1,988,000 ($452.23)
    Water Utilities: $659,000 ($149.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $16,000 ($3.64)
    All Other: $6,000 ($1.36)
  • Tax - Property: $560,000 ($127.39)
    Other Selective Sales: $276,000 ($62.78)
    Public Utilities Sales: $247,000 ($56.19)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $110,000 ($25.02)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $109,000 ($24.80)
    Other License: $7,000 ($1.59)

Dawson government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,600,000 ($363.97)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,292,000 ($293.90)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $308,000 ($70.06)

Dawson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $866,000 ($197.00)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $338,000 ($76.89)

5.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,861 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Georgia average:

9.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dougherty County, GA  1.84% ($21,444 average AGI)
from Lee County, GA  0.67% ($43,609)
from Randolph County, GA  0.32% ($24,455)


6.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,937 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
Georgia average:

9.32%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dougherty County, GA  2.58% ($21,966 average AGI)
to Lee County, GA  0.69% ($32,417)
to Randolph County, GA  0.38% ($38,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dawson:

  • WJYZ (960 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALG (1590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKTF (1550 AM; 10 kW; VIENNA, GA; Owner: SANTILLANA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMGA (1130 AM; 10 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: RADIO MOULTRIE, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDAK (540 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dawson:

  • WZIQ (106.5 FM; SMITHVILLE, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WKAK (104.5 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWXC (90.7 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: LAMAD MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEGC (107.7 FM; SASSER, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDEC-FM (94.7 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: SUMTER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJIZ-FM (96.3 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRAK-FM (97.3 FM; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJAD (103.5 FM; LEESBURG, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNUQ (101.7 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WUNV (91.7 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W273AE (102.5 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WISK-FM (98.7 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: SUMTER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dawson:

  • WACS-TV (Channel 25; DAWSON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W34CZ (Channel 34; ALBANY, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTVM (Channel 9; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRBL (Channel 3; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WABW-TV (Channel 14; PELHAM, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WBKL-LP (Channel 35; ALBANY, GA; Owner: GWENDOLYN BOONE)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Dawson, Georgia:
  • Fatal accident count: 21
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 31
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 22
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 61
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 7
Georgia average:
  • Fatal accident count: 100
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 155
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 109
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 258
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14
See more detailed statistics of Dawson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 9,460
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 14,190
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Dawson)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Dawson, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dawson)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Dawson)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 105
  • Hazardous Condition: 8
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Dawson

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dawson, GA
Most common first names in Dawson, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Willie8769.5 years
John7773.8 years
Mary7378.4 years
James5568.7 years
Annie5377.5 years
Charlie4970.7 years
William4971.4 years
Robert3769.5 years
Mattie3281.9 years
George3173.3 years
Most common last names in Dawson, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams6376.1 years
Brown5972.8 years
Johnson5671.4 years
Smith4474.1 years
Jones4374.7 years
Jackson3876.4 years
Davis3876.0 years
Watson2473.0 years
Thomas2378.2 years
Lee2280.8 years
Businesses in Dawson, GA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Subway1
Goodwill3True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS1
Pizza Hut1

Dawson on our top lists:

  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Wood products"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Customer service representatives"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Beverage and tobacco products"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • William Scalia (1)
  • Raymond Elmore (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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