Dawson, Minnesota

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Population in 2013: 1,480 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.8%
 
Males: 641  (43.3%)
Females: 839  (56.7%)
Median resident age:  47.8 years
Minnesota median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 56232.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,484 (it was $31,442 in 2000)
Dawson:

$40,484
MN:

$60,702

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,442 (it was $19,084 in 2000)

Dawson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $69,107 (it was $52,200 in 2000)
Dawson:

$69,107
MN:

$180,100

Median gross rent in 2013: $493.

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  • Races in Dawson, MN (2010)

    Dawson races chart
    • 1,48196.2%White alone
    • 362.3%Hispanic
    • 120.8%Two or more races
    • 60.4%Black alone
    • 40.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Dawson: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Norwegian (33.4%), German (26.8%), Irish (6.2%), Dutch (4.9%), Swedish (4.7%), English (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1058 feet

Land area: 1.47 square miles.

Population density: 1,003 people per square mile   (low).

Dawson,MN real estate house value index trend

Dawson, Minnesota map

For population 25 years and over in Dawson:

  • High school or higher: 90.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dawson city:

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 53.9%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 12.0%

23 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
Minnesota:

7.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,112 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,128 (1.6%)

Dawson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (101.3 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (136.4 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (471.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Madison, MN (3.0 miles ), Boyd, MN (3.0 miles ), Watson, MN (3.7 miles ), Milan, MN (3.8 miles ), St. Leo, MN (3.9 miles) , Clarkfield, MN (4.0 miles ), Montevideo, MN (4.0 miles ), Louisburg, MN (4.1 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $38,500
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $91,500
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $95,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $103,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $205,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.93 N, Longitude: 96.05 W

Area code: 320

Dawson household income distribution Dawson home values distribution

Crime rates in Dawson by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2001N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0
per 100,000 128.50.00.066.0N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0.0
Robberies 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 000112000111
per 100,000 0.00.00.066.068.6142.30.00.00.064.465.166.9
Burglaries 6533124246542
per 100,000 385.6318.5196.3197.9823.0284.7147.6298.7453.5322.2260.4133.8
Thefts 1415723112951412111412
per 100,000 899.7955.4458.11,517.2754.52,064.1369.01,045.6907.0708.8911.5802.7
Auto thefts 241202100000
per 100,000 128.5254.865.4131.90.0142.373.80.00.00.00.00.0
Arson 100000000000
per 100,000 64.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 293.2) 181.083.138.3155.3160.7204.892.5125.9132.1118.5123.156.4

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City-data.com crime index 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 2013, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
Minnesota average:

1.64
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.0%
Minnesota:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -194 (-11.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (44%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Information (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)

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

Average climate in Dawson, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dawson-area historical tornado activity is near Minnesota state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/25/2000, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.9 miles away from the Dawson city center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $20 million in damages.

On 7/7/1955, a category F4 tornado 32.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 13 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dawson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 52.7 miles away from Dawson center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 172.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 206.1 miles away from Dawson center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 716.7 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lac qui Parle County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dawson topographic map

Birthplace of: James Day Hodgson - Former Secretary of Labor, Phyllis Gates - Writer.

Hospitals and medical centers in Dawson:

  • DAWSON ICF-MR (BOX 309 NO 4TH ST & CIRCLE DR)
  • JOHNSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 1282 WALNUT STREET)
  • JOHNSON MEMORIAL HOSP AND HOME (1282 WALNUT STREET)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dawson:

  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College (about 26 miles; Granite Falls, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,225)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 36 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • Ridgewater College (about 51 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • South Dakota State University (about 56 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 73 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 94 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 95 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)

Public high school in Dawson:

Public elementary/middle school in Dawson:

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Notable locations in Dawson: Dawson (A), Dawson Police Department (B), Dawson Public Library (C), Dawson Fire Department (D), Dawson Police Department (E), Dawson Public Library (F), Dawson Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dawson include: Living Water Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), Dawson Covenant Church (B), Saint James Church (C), Presbyterian Church (D), Grace Lutheran Church (E), Living Water Evangelical Lutheran Church (F), Dawson Covenant Church (G), Community Bible Church (H), Saint James Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Riverside Cemetery (1), Dawson Cemetery (2), Trinity Lutheran Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Picket Fence (118 1st Street).

Lac qui Parle 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 that have no violations reported:

  • DAWSON (Population served: 1,540, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.0%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.4%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.0%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
54 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
12 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
69 people in nursing homes in 2000
3 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Dawson, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Dawson compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Dawson (2011 data):

  • Minnwest Bank Central: Dawson Branch at 579 Pine Street, branch established on 1931/07/18. Info updated 2008/04/01: Bank assets: $319.8 mil, Deposits: $254.3 mil, headquarters in Montevideo, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Minnwest Corporation
  • United Prairie Bank: Detached Facility at 689 Sixth Street, branch established on 1982/07/06. Info updated 2009/05/06: Bank assets: $565.8 mil, Deposits: $487.7 mil, headquarters in Mountain Lake, MN, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers State Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Minnesota average:

10.7

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • No fuel used (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Dawson city (based on Lac qui Parle County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,36416
Evangelical Protestant1,54210
Catholic1,0464
None307-
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: 2
Lac qui Parle County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Lac qui Parle County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Lac qui Parle County:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

9.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.1%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Lac qui Parle County:

26.7%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.3%
State:

13.0%
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 1$3,742$44,9040$0
Other Government Administration 2$9,803$58,8180$0
Judicial and Legal 1$1,996$23,9520$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$12,347$49,3880$0
Streets and Highways 3$9,953$39,8120$0
Sewerage 1$3,742$44,9040$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,417
Water Supply 1$4,274$51,2880$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,784$45,4080$0
Totals for Government 13$49,641$45,8221$1,417

Dawson government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $344,000 ($232.43)
    Water Utilities: $321,000 ($216.89)
    Regular Highways: $286,000 ($193.24)
    General - Other: $221,000 ($149.32)
    Financial Administration: $195,000 ($131.76)
    Police Protection: $191,000 ($129.05)
    Housing & Community Development: $124,000 ($83.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $117,000 ($79.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $83,000 ($56.08)
    Fire Protection: $80,000 ($54.05)
    Libraries: $78,000 ($52.70)
    Transit Utilities: $67,000 ($45.27)
    Central Staff Services: $16,000 ($10.81)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $9,000 ($6.08)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $136,000 ($91.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $625,000 ($422.30)
    Regular Highways: $26,000 ($17.57)
    Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($8.11)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($4.05)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.68)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $625,000 ($422.30)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($6.08)

Dawson government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Housing & Community Development: $117,000 ($79.05)
    All Other: $111,000 ($75.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $86,000 ($58.11)
    Parks & Recreation: $21,000 ($14.19)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($2.70)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $251,000 ($169.59)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $161,000 ($108.78)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($5.41)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($2.03)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $349,000 ($235.81)
    Water Utilities: $307,000 ($207.43)
    Transit Utilities: $14,000 ($9.46)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $572,000 ($386.49)
    All Other: $47,000 ($31.76)
  • Tax - Property: $400,000 ($270.27)
    Public Utilities: $6,000 ($4.05)
    NEC: $2,000 ($1.35)

Dawson government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $151,000 ($102.03)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,493,000 ($1684.46)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $590,000 ($398.65)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $137,000 ($92.57)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $2,236,000 ($1510.81)
    Water Utilities: $726,000 ($490.54)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $120,000 ($81.08)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($10.14)

Dawson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,417,000 ($1633.11)

4.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,023 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Minnesota average:

6.51%

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 Chippewa County, MN  1.14% ($28,559 average AGI)
from Yellow Medicine County, MN  0.44% ($28,077)


4.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,817 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.76%
Minnesota average:

6.71%

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 Chippewa County, MN  0.64% ($27,842 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.40% ($24,667)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dawson:

  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KDMA (1460 AM; 1 kW; MONTEVIDEO, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMSD (1510 AM; 5 kW; MILBANK, SD; Owner: BIG STONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dawson:

  • KRSU (91.3 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KNCM (88.5 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KLQP (92.1 FM; MADISON, MN; Owner: LAC QUI PARLE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KKRC (93.9 FM; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMGM (105.5 FM; MONTEVIDEO, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBPG (89.5 FM; MONTEVIDEO, MN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Dawson:

  • KWCM-TV (Channel 10; APPLETON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)
  • K49ED (Channel 49; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K15DC (Channel 15; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K19CW (Channel 19; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K25EI (Channel 25; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K31BT (Channel 31; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K17CS (Channel 17; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K23DF (Channel 23; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K29CC (Channel 29; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K33CR (Channel 33; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K52AH (Channel 52; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K54AK (Channel 54; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K56BZ (Channel 56; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K58EO (Channel 58; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K60AB (Channel 60; APPLETON, MN; Owner: PRAIRIEVIEW TV, INC.)
  • K61AU (Channel 61; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT CORP)
  • K18DI (Channel 18; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K24CS (Channel 24; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K26DG (Channel 26; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K32DR (Channel 32; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K47EA (Channel 47; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K63AU (Channel 63; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT CORP)
  • K65BA (Channel 65; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT CORP)
  • K67AN (Channel 67; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT CORP)
  • K69DP (Channel 69; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT CORP)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • 330Total average daily traffic
  • 330Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Dawson)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Johnson St 1 Block N Of Hwy 212 (Lat: 44.936083 Lon: -96.055861), Call Sign: KAI548
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.035 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/30/2012, Expiration Date: 12/02/2021
    Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications Co, 1115 Cross St, North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720, Email:
  • 5 Mi E & 5 1/2 Mi N (Lat: 45.014972 Lon: -95.939472), Call Sign: KNFF461, Licensee ID: L00477252
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.075 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/06/2002, Expiration Date: 03/31/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/02/2012
    Registrant: Boraas Farms, Rt 2 Box 88, Dawson, MN 56232, Phone: (612) 752-4532
  • Lat: 44.924694 Lon: -96.052250, Call Sign: KB63277
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.350 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/10/2004, Expiration Date: 11/09/2014
    Registrant: Milbank Communications, Inc., Milbank, SD 57252-0003, Phone: (605) 432-6798, Fax: (605) 432-4014, Email:
  • Lat: 44.891417 Lon: -96.115889, Call Sign: WQQR289
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.975 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/14/2013, Expiration Date: 02/14/2023, Certifier: Alex Anderson
    Registrant: Milbank Communications, Inc., Milbank, SD 57252-0003, Phone: (605) 432-6798, Fax: (605) 432-4014, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • DAWSON, Lat: 44.929167 Lon: -96.060000, Call Sign: WQCV424, Licensee ID: L00044723
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.418 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/03/2005, Expiration Date: 06/03/2015, Certifier: David A Bovee
    Registrant: City Of Dawson
  • DAWSON, 2984 Highway 212 (Lat: 44.938083 Lon: -96.046278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 61 m, Overall height: 65.5 m, Call Sign: WQPQ910
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/24/2012, Expiration Date: 07/24/2022, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • Independent School District 387 (Lat: 44.929944 Lon: -96.058361), Overall height: 25.9 m, Call Sign: WLD567
    Assigned Frequencies: 2059.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/1984, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 01/13/2011
    Registrant: Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C., 1300 N. 17th Street - 11th Floor, Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: (703) 812-0400, Fax: (703) 812-0486, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 15291 , Serial Number: 28-7310031, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 10/26/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey D Olson, Po Box 689, Dawson, MN 56232
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150G (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3238X , Serial Number: 15064638, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 07/27/1966
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Gerald A Thompson, 1594 295th Ave, Dawson, MN 56232, Other Owners: Jeffrey D Olson
  • Aircraft: RAVEN INDUSTRIES INC. RALLY RX7 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 5709J , Serial Number: RX7-217, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 03/06/1980
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Balloon Association Windwalker, Po Box D, Dawson, MN 56232, Other Owners: James G Seitz, Douglas G Bates, Ralph L Gerbig, Loren G Femrite

Most common first names in Dawson, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2281.3 years
Harold2077.9 years
Ruth1885.7 years
Clarence1677.9 years
Arthur1480.4 years
Esther1482.4 years
Oscar1485.1 years
Alice1385.3 years
Carl1384.3 years
Anna1386.1 years
Most common last names in Dawson, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson4680.2 years
Johnson3783.2 years
Larson3378.7 years
Olson2983.8 years
Nelson2579.3 years
Thompson2083.8 years
Miller1876.4 years
Lund1879.9 years
Hanson1683.1 years
Lee1475.4 years

Businesses in Dawson, MN

  • Chevrolet: 1
  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • Ford: 1
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