Dawson, Nebraska

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Population in 2013: 143 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -31.6%
Males: 88  (62.0%)
Females: 55  (38.0%)
Median resident age:  52.0 years
Nebraska median age:  42.2 years

Zip codes: 68337.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,424 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Dawson:

$44,424
NE:

$50,723
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $25,597 (it was $13,415 in 2000)

Dawson village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $17,721 (it was $16,400 in 2000)
Dawson:

$17,721
NE:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $33,360; Detached houses: $34,854; Townhouses or other attached units: $7,304; Mobile homes: $25,563

Median gross rent in 2012: $417.

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Dawson races chart
  • White alone - 143 (97.9%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (2.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dawson: 73.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Latest news from Dawson, NE collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (35.8%), Irish (22.6%), United States (5.8%), English (3.6%), French (3.6%), Danish (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 975 feet

Land area: 0.21 square miles.

Population density: 668 people per square mile   (low).

Dawson,NE real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Dawson:

  • High school or higher: 93.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dawson village:

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 60.4%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.0%
Nebraska:  6.1%



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Dawson, Nebraska as of April 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Dawson to the number of sex offenders is 73 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,063 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $382 (2.8%)

Dawson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Joseph, MO (58.7 miles , pop. 73,990).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (64.7 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (441.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Verdon, NE (2.5 miles ), Humboldt, NE (2.6 miles ), Salem, NE (2.6 miles) , Stella, NE (2.8 miles ), Shubert, NE (3.3 miles ), Falls City, NE (3.6 miles ), Du Bois, NE (3.7 miles) , Bern, KS (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 40.13 N, Longitude: 95.83 W

Area code: 402

Dawson household income distribution Dawson home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.6%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +38 (+22.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (21%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Registered nurses (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Dawson, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dawson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 94% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/5/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.5 miles away from the Dawson village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/28/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.4 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dawson-area historical earthquake activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 37.8 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 241.9 miles away from Dawson center
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 440.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.9 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.0 miles away from Dawson 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 396.9 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 Richardson County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dawson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Dawson:

  • COLONIAL ACRES NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HUMBOLDT, NE)
  • FALLS CITY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; FALLS CITY, NE)
  • IN HOME HEALTH CARE, INC. (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; FALLS CITY, NE)
  • KETTER MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FALLS CITY, NE)
  • CAREAGE ESTATES OF FALLS CITY (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FALLS CITY, NE)
  • LAKESIDE TERRACE (Hospital, about 16 miles away; SABETHA, KS)
  • KANSAS DIALYSIS SERVICES - SABETHA (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; SABETHA, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dawson:

  • Highland Community College (about 35 miles; Highland, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,148)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 53 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 62 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 64 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 66 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 67 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Bellevue University (about 71 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)

Library in Dawson:

  • JOHN G SMITH MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $700; Location: 517 RIDGE STREET; 5,750 books; 80 video materials; 20 state licensed databases; 1 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Dawson: Salem Grain Company Incorporated Elevator (A), Dawson (B), John G Smith Memorial Library (C), Dawson Rural Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Dawson: Saint Mary Catholic Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Richardson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.0%
Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
Nebraska:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  64.7%
Whole state:  64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  4.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Dawson compared to Nebraska 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 significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

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:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (46%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Other fuel (9%)
  • Utility gas (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Dawson village (based on Richardson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.59%
Here: 58.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran Church
Adherents22.9%17.9%16.5%15.1%13.8%
Congregations15.6%21.9%12.5%9.4%9.4%
NameUnited Church of ChristChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA) The (Ashland, Ohio) Brethren ChurchOther
Adherents3.0%2.9%2.5%1.6%3.7%
Congregations3.1%3.1%6.3%3.1%15.6%
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: 2
Richardson County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Richardson County:

4.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

10.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Richardson County:

30.9%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.6%
State:

12.9%
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$525$6,3000$0
Totals for Government 1$525$6,3000$0

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $17,000 ($118.88)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($104.90)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($83.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($62.94)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($62.94)
    Sewerage: $7,000 ($48.95)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($13.99)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000 ($6.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $34,000 ($237.76)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $18,000 ($125.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($6.99)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $21,000 ($146.85)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($6.99)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $22,000 ($153.85)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($104.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($118.88)
    General Support: $8,000 ($55.94)
    All Other: $5,000 ($34.97)
  • Tax - NEC: $12,000 ($83.92)
    Property: $11,000 ($76.92)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($104.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($83.92)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($20.98)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $48,000 ($335.66)

4.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,348 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.71%
Nebraska average:

6.38%

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 Lancaster County, NE  0.73% ($31,167 average AGI)
from Brown County, KS  0.39% ($23,692)
from Nemaha County, NE  0.39% ($38,000)


5.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,292 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
Nebraska average:

6.57%

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 Lancaster County, NE  0.87% ($21,966 average AGI)
to Nemaha County, NE  0.36% ($41,167)
to Brown County, KS  0.30% ($22,400)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dawson:

  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KTNC (1230 AM; 1 kW; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: C.R. COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KMA (960 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: KMA BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dawson:

  • K219CE (91.7 FM; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KLZA (101.3 FM; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: KNZA, INC)
  • KNCY-FM (103.1 FM; AUBURN, NE; Owner: RADIO 2000 NE, INC.)
  • KMZA (92.1 FM; SENECA, KS; Owner: KNZA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dawson:

  • K46FG (Channel 46; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDTV COMMISSION)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • James E McDonald, Near County Road 712 (Dawson Rpt Site) (Lat: 40.145917 Lon: -95.835250), Type: 93.8, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE, B1F02-D, Phone: (Sup) erv-isor
  • Jerri L Janjua, Near County Road 712 (Dawson Rpt Site) (Lat: 40.145917 Lon: -95.835250), Type: 93.8, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 GASAREG

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • DED MP 131.1, Bnsf Mp 131.1 Ded (Lat: 40.128333 Lon: -95.840278), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPPF539
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.250 MHz, 161.160 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2004, Expiration Date: 11/24/2014, Certifier: Robert C Leedham
    Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0EYW
    Grant Date: 02/10/1999, Expiration Date: 02/10/2009, Cancellation Date: 02/11/2011
    Registrant: Mark L Uhri, Rt 1 Box 141, Dawson, NE 68337

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8139W , Serial Number: 28-2252, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 03/05/1965
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 64092 712 Rd, Dawson, NE 68337

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
Most common first names in Dawson, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John878.9 years
William780.7 years
Charles675.3 years
Edna482.5 years
Mary484.8 years
James376.0 years
Jesse384.6 years
Helen379.7 years
Carl370.4 years
Lawrence363.3 years
Most common last names in Dawson, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kean1085.6 years
Heim1075.1 years
Thacker574.8 years
Spurgin582.0 years
Auxier581.8 years
Jones574.0 years
Ulmer582.4 years
Fairbanks487.8 years
Duryea485.4 years
Riley474.0 years

Dawson on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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