Dawson, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 491 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.4%
 
Males: 240  (48.9%)
Females: 251  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

39.7 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 62520, 62561.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,211 (it was $51,250 in 2000)
Dawson:

$54,211
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,174 (it was $19,686 in 2000)

Dawson village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $97,174 (it was $73,400 in 2000)
Dawson:

$97,174
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $92,737; detached houses: $110,073; mobile homes: $18,091

Median gross rent in 2017: $802.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dawson: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.7%
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  • Races in Dawson, IL (2010)
    • 50499.0%White alone
    • 30.6%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Dawson, Illinois as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dawson is 180 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (14.7%), Irish (12.1%), Italian (5.6%), Polish (3.1%), Scottish (2.5%), American (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/20/1883

Elevation: 599 feet

Land area: 0.87 square miles.

Population density: 564 people per square mile   (low).

Dawson, Illinois map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,749 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,371 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, IL (11.2 miles , pop. 111,454).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (94.6 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (166.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Buffalo, IL (1.7 miles ),
Riverton, IL (2.1 miles ),
Spaulding, IL (2.1 miles ),
Mechanicsburg, IL (2.1 miles ),
Clear Lake, IL (2.5 miles ),
Cornland, IL (2.6 miles),
Knollwood, IL (2.8 miles ),
Sherman, IL (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 39.85 N, Longitude: 89.46 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 217

Distribution of median household income in Dawson, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Dawson, IL in 2017
Dawson satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $85,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $42,600
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Dawson, IL residents
Average permit cost in Dawson, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.1%
Illinois:

4.5%
Most common industries in Dawson, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (13.2%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Construction (8.7%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.3%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.2%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.2%)
  • Educational services (4.6%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Public administration (18.5%)
  • Educational services (14.8%)
  • Health care (14.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (12.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Dawson, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Cashiers (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
  • Child care workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.5%)
  • Construction laborers (6.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.9%)
  • Child care workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (13.3%)
  • Cashiers (9.6%)
  • Registered nurses (7.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)

Average climate in Dawson, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Dawson, Illinois average temperatures Dawson, Illinois average precipitation Dawson, Illinois humidity Dawson, Illinois wind speed Dawson, Illinois snowfall Dawson, Illinois sunshine Dawson, Illinois clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.2. This is about average.

City:

76.2
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2015 was 0.725. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.725
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.68
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Dawson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 92% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/14/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the Dawson village center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1977, a category F4 tornado 29.6 miles away from the village center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dawson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 128.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 110.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 157.7 miles away from Dawson center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 114.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 185.9 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 Sangamon County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dawson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Dawson:

  • BROTHER JAMES COURT (Hospital, about 6 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • ST. JOHNS HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • ST JOHNS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • ADLOFF PLACE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • CURTISS COURT (Hospital, about 11 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • TAYLOR HOUSE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • ALTERNA CARE INC. (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)

Amtrak station near Dawson:

  • 11 miles: SPRINGFIELD (WASHINGTON & 3RD STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dawson:

  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 12 miles; Springfield, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,748)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 13 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)
  • Millikin University (about 26 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • Richland Community College (about 31 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 51 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)
  • Illinois State University (about 52 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 18,804)
  • Heartland Community College (about 53 miles; Normal, IL; FT enrollment: 3,958)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Dawson Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Sangamon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

DAWSON (Population served: 2,340, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-14-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-19-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-19-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-02-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-07-2008), St Public Notif requested (MAY-14-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-14-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2008)
Average household size:
This village:

2.4 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

65.3%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

10.3%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Dawson:

Marital status in Dawson, IL
  • Never married: 29.3%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 16.3%

For population 25 years and over in Dawson:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.9
Illinois average:

12.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dawson, IL (based on Sangamon County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant42,075115
Catholic31,73416
Mainline Protestant22,81161
Other6,66319
Black Protestant4,51313
Orthodox2801
None89,389-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 28
This county:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Here:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 67
This county:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 156
This county:

8.05 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Sangamon County:

27.9%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sangamon County:

13.0%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.9%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Dawson:

41.0%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Dawson:

21.4%
State:

21.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Dawson:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Dawson:

22.8%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Dawson:

50.1%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Dawson:

74.2%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dawson, IL Residents
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
Other Government Administration 1$3,574$42,8888$850
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,714
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1$3,574$42,8889$2,564

Dawson government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $253,000 ($515.27)
    Central Staff Services: $72,000 ($146.64)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($22.40)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($20.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($6.11)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($16.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $62,000 ($126.27)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $138,000 ($281.06)

Dawson government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $3,000 ($6.11)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($6.11)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000 ($4.07)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($4.07)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $298,000 ($606.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $47,000 ($95.72)
    Highways: $16,000 ($32.59)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $28,000 ($57.03)
    Property: $14,000 ($28.51)
    Other License: $5,000 ($10.18)

Dawson government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $274,000 ($558.04)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $158,000 ($321.79)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $130,000 ($264.77)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,000 ($28.51)

Dawson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,000 ($109.98)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $318,000 ($647.66)

3.99% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,494 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.99%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cook County, IL  0.40% ($36,881 average AGI)
from Menard County, IL  0.20% ($48,524)
from Morgan County, IL  0.19% ($42,549)


4.82% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($55,957 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cook County, IL  0.30% ($45,023 average AGI)
to Menard County, IL  0.22% ($51,042)
to Macoupin County, IL  0.18% ($39,418)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dawson:

  • WMAY (970 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • WTAX (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFMB (1450 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLLM (1370 AM; 1 kW; LINCOLN, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dawson:

  • WUIS (91.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF IL AT SPRINGFIELD)
  • WDBR (103.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WLUJ (89.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WFMB-FM (104.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLZ (92.7 FM; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WMHX (93.9 FM; LINCOLN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WSCT (90.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE)
  • WYVR (97.7 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WQNA (88.3 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPITAL AREA CAREER CENTER)
  • WNNS (98.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WQQL (101.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WLWJ (88.1 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WDKR (107.3 FM; MAROA, IL; Owner: WDKR, INC.)
  • WXFM-FM (99.3 FM; MOUNT ZION, IL; Owner: TECHNICOM, INC.)
  • WDZQ (95.1 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WYMG (100.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WSOY-FM (102.9 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WYDS (93.1 FM; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WEJT, INC.)
  • WCVS-FM (96.7 FM; VIRDEN, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Dawson:

  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WCFN (Channel 49; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • W08DP (Channel 8; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC'L TELECOMM. CORPORATION)
  • W33AY (Channel 33; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W28BE (Channel 28; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: THE MARIAN CENTER)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSEC (Channel 14; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WILL-TV (Channel 12; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • W29BG (Channel 29; DECATUR, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Dawson fatal accident list:

Mar 18, 2012 03:27 PM, Sr-36, Dawson Road, Lat: 39.852669, Lon: -89.463358, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 6.8mTotal length
  • 33,925Total average daily traffic
  • 5,910Total average daily truck traffic
  • 16,493Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Dawson)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 39.854083 Lon: -89.462389, Call Sign: WRCB981,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.287 MHz, 173.287 MHz, Grant Date: 08/21/2018, Expiration Date: 08/21/2028, Certifier: Mike Abbott, Registrant: Lone Peak Licensing, LLC, Draper, UT 84020-1336, Phone: (801) 938-9346, Fax: (801) 938-9465, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dawson)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: STINSON 108-3 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A4165 SERIES (165 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6595M , Serial Number: 108-4595, Year manufactured: 1948, Airworthiness Date: 09/01/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 10/19/1998
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth R Miller, 575 Clear Creek Rd, Dawson, IL 62520

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 18. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 35 took place in 2006, and the least - 2 in 2016. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Dawson, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (57.5%), and Structure Fires (26.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Dawson, IL
    • 18057.5%Outside Fires
    • 8226.2%Structure Fires
    • 4514.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 61.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dawson, IL
Most common first names in Dawson, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1070.3 years
Charles968.5 years
William971.5 years
John876.5 years
Mary776.6 years
George679.6 years
Dorothy672.7 years
Richard664.0 years
Frank577.4 years
Edith578.6 years
Most common last names in Dawson, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Curry777.7 years
Kitchen780.6 years
Matthews577.4 years
Cline480.0 years
Miller470.8 years
Pfeiffer474.2 years
Smith474.5 years
Desouza381.7 years
Burnett376.0 years
Davis373.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dawson, IL
  • 80.1%Utility gas
  • 14.9%Electricity
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dawson, IL
  • 75.8%Utility gas
  • 24.2%Electricity


Dawson compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Marc Mitalski (1)
  • Harry Joseph Elston (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2020.