Dawsonville, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 2,792 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +351.1%
Males: 1,355  (48.5%)
Females: 1,437  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

32.6 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 30534.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,697 (it was $34,327 in 2000)
Dawsonville:

$54,697
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,262 (it was $20,207 in 2000)

Dawsonville city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $188,833 (it was $110,900 in 2000)
Dawsonville:

$188,833
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $187,713; detached houses: $192,582; townhouses or other attached units: $160,394; mobile homes: $90,655

Median gross rent in 2017: $871.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dawsonville: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.6%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 85.7% for Black residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Dawsonville, GA (2017)
    • 2,19882.4%White alone
    • 1575.9%Black alone
    • 1415.3%Hispanic
    • 843.1%Two or more races
    • 291.1%Other race alone
    • 180.7%American Indian alone
    • 130.5%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 62 registered sex offenders living in Dawsonville, Georgia as of July 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dawsonville is 41 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (25.3%), Irish (12.3%), English (9.0%), German (8.0%), European (5.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1376 feet

Land area: 1.93 square miles.

Population density: 1,447 people per square mile   (low).

Dawsonville, Georgia map

112 residents are foreign born (2.6% Latin America, 0.7% Europe).

This city:

4.2%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,480 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,627 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johns Creek, GA (27.4 miles , pop. 76,728).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (48.6 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (548.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Juno, GA (2.3 miles ),
Silver City, GA (2.9 miles ),
Dahlonega, GA (3.3 miles ),
Chestatee, GA (3.4 miles ),
Murrayville, GA (3.4 miles ),
Nelson-Tate-Marble Hill, GA (3.6 miles ),
Three Sisters Mountains, GA (3.7 miles ),
Nelson, GA (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 34.42 N, Longitude: 84.12 W

Area code: 706

Distribution of median household income in Dawsonville, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Dawsonville, GA in 2017
Dawsonville satellite photo by USGS

Dawsonville tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 76 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 2004: 67 buildings, average cost: $156,400
  • 2005: 51 buildings, average cost: $206,900
  • 2006: 69 buildings, average cost: $206,500
  • 2007: 71 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $158,400
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2013: 11 buildings, average cost: $92,300
  • 2014: 16 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 2015: 51 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 2016: 71 buildings, average cost: $94,100
  • 2017: 129 buildings, average cost: $102,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Dawsonville, GA residents
Average permit cost in Dawsonville, GA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Georgia:

3.7%
Most common industries in Dawsonville, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (12.7%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.2%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.2%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Utilities (4.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (19.1%)
  • Educational services (15.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.2%)
  • Health care (5.2%)
  • Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Dawsonville, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.8%)
  • Cashiers (6.9%)
  • Top executives (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Top executives (12.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (11.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.1%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)

Average climate in Dawsonville, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 63.4. This is about average.

City:

63.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.87. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.87
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 0.00139. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00139
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Dawsonville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 45% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.5 miles away from the Dawsonville city center killed 6 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/27/1994, a category F4 tornado 10.3 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dawsonville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.2 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 100.8 miles away from Dawsonville center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 95.6 miles away from Dawsonville center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 261.8 miles away from Dawsonville 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 193.2 miles away from the city 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) earthquake occurred 348.7 miles away from Dawsonville center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dawson County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dawsonville topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Dawsonville:

  • FIRST AMERICAN HOME CARE OF GA DAWSONV (5938 HIGHWAY 53 EAST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Dawsonville:

  • CHESTATEE REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; DAHLONEGA, GA)
  • UNITED HOME CARE OF CUMMING (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; CUMMING, GA)
  • CHESTNUT RIDGE NSG AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CUMMING, GA)
  • LANIER NH (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CUMMING, GA)
  • CUMMING CONVALESCENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CUMMING, GA)
  • CUMMING NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CUMMING, GA)

Airports located in Dawsonville:

Amtrak station near Dawsonville:

  • 20 miles: GAINESVILLE (104 SE 1ST AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dawsonville:

  • University of North Georgia (about 11 miles; Dahlonega, GA; Full-time enrollment: 12,445)
  • Brenau University (about 19 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Lanier Technical College (about 20 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 2,435)
  • Georgia Gwinnett College (about 32 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 7,993)
  • Gwinnett Technical College (about 32 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 5,138)
  • Piedmont College (about 35 miles; Demorest, GA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • The Art Institute of Atlanta (about 37 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,140)

Public high school in Dawsonville:

Private high schools in Dawsonville:

  • DAWSON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 64, Location: 77 HUGH STOWERS RD, Grades: KG-12)
  • WAR HILL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 61, Location: 8847 HIGHWAY 53 E, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Dawsonville:

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Library in Dawsonville:

  • CHESTATEE REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,246,397; Location: 342 ALLEN STREET; 92,759 books; 6,004 audio materials; 9,050 video materials; 146 state licensed databases; 140 print serial subscriptions; 6 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Dawson County Courthouse (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Kangaroo Conservation Center (Museums; 222 Bailey Waters Road), Family Fun Centers Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 139B Hightower Parkway), Lanier Vending CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; Public Square), Amicalola Falls State Park (Amusement & Theme Parks; 240 Amicalola Falls Lodg).

Hotels: Comfort Inn Dawsonville (127 Beartooth Parkway), Amicalola Lodge (706 Highway 53 West), Exit Four Seasons Realty (671 Lumpkin Campground R), Best Western Dawson Village (76 North Georgia Avenue).

Birthplace of: Roy Hall (racing driver) - Moonshiner and stock car racing driver, Bill Elliott - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Oct 8, 1955), Gober Sosebee - Racecar driver.

Dawson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

ETOWAH (Population served: 13,843, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (OCT-11-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-17-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-30-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-02-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-02-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2013), St AO (w/penalty) issued (2 times from OCT-11-2013 to OCT-11-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-13-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-13-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (2 times from OCT-11-2013 to OCT-11-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2012), St Public Notif requested (SEP-13-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-13-2012), St AO (w/penalty) issued (2 times from OCT-11-2013 to OCT-11-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Dibromoacetic acid. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-21-2008), St Public Notif requested (APR-21-2008)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Trichloroacetic Acid. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-21-2008), St Public Notif requested (APR-21-2008)
  • 3 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
DAWSONVILLE (Population served: 2,424, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-16-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-02-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
ATHENS BOAT CLUB (Population served: 325, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-16-2011), St Public Notif received (SEP-23-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-09-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-09-2006), St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-19-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-16-2005), St AO (w/penalty) issued (DEC-19-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2008)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2006)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

70.2%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.0%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
162 people in college/university student housing in 2010
137 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
78 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Dawsonville (2011 data):

  • Community & Southern Bank: Dawson 400 Office at 4300 Dawson Forest Road, branch established on 2007/01/30; Dawsonville Branch at 28 Main Street, branch established on 2006/08/01. Info updated 2010/09/20: Bank assets: $2,188.5 mil, Deposits: $1,690.2 mil, headquarters in Carrollton, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Community & Southern Holdings, Inc.
  • United Community Bank: Ucb Dawson County Branch at 109 Highway 53 West, branch established on 1953/11/02; Georgia 400 Facility at 6372 Highway 53 East, branch established on 1985/03/28. Info updated 2009/06/23: Bank assets: $6,977.4 mil, Deposits: $6,170.1 mil, headquarters in Blairsville, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 106 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Banks, Inc.
  • Bank of the Ozarks: Dawsonville Downtown Branch at 500 Highway 53 E, branch established on 2000/10/20; Dawsonville Main Branch at 6639 Highway 53 E, branch established on 1998/05/15. Info updated 2011/05/03: Bank assets: $3,828.0 mil, Deposits: $2,955.2 mil, headquarters in Little Rock, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 115 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of The Ozarks Inc
  • SunTrust Bank: Mountain State Bank at 6602 Highway 53 East, branch established on 2003/04/15. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Dawsonville Main Branch at 136 Hwy 400 S, branch established on 2001/11/13. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Regions Bank: Dawsonville Branch at 6183 Hwy 53 West, branch established on 2005/01/13. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Guaranty Bank: Dawsonville Ga Branch at 6625 Highway 53 East, branch established on 2006/06/25. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,179.1 mil, Deposits: $1,102.7 mil, headquarters in Milwaukee, WI, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 166 total offices
  • First Citizens Bank of Georgia: First Citizens Bank Of Georgia at 70 Carlisle Road, branch established on 2007/03/05. Info updated 2008/12/04: Bank assets: $102.4 mil, Deposits: $93.9 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Dawsonville:

Marital status in Dawsonville, GA
  • Never married: 30.8%
  • Now married: 47.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

For population 25 years and over in Dawsonville:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Dawsonville
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Dawsonville, GA (based on Dawson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,06032
Other1,0353
Mainline Protestant9355
Catholic4471
None11,853-
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: 3
Dawson County:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Dawson County:

2.79 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
This county:

9.32 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.4%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.2%
Georgia:

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

12.9%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.4%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

46.1%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Dawsonville:

21.0%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Dawsonville:

8.8%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Dawsonville:

6.9
State:

6.7

Overweight people:
Dawsonville:

30.4%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

57.4%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.3%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dawsonville, GA 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 8$14,332$21,4981$1,519
Streets and Highways 1$3,375$40,5001$1,063
Sewerage 1$5,961$71,5320$0
Water Supply 1$3,724$44,6880$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 11$27,392$29,8822$2,582

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $109,000 ($39.04)
    Sewerage: $73,000 ($26.15)
    Regular Highways: $51,000 ($18.27)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $764,000 ($273.64)
    Sewerage: $509,000 ($182.31)
    Central Staff Services: $378,000 ($135.39)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $84,000 ($30.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $61,000 ($21.85)
    Regular Highways: $50,000 ($17.91)
    General - Other: $39,000 ($13.97)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $25,000 ($8.95)
    Housing and Community Development: $10,000 ($3.58)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $54,000 ($19.34)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $120,000 ($42.98)
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $40,000 ($14.33)
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,000 ($2.51)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $78,000 ($27.94)
    Water Utilities: $26,000 ($9.31)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($6.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $346,000 ($123.93)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $217,000 ($77.72)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $391,000 ($140.04)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $20,000 ($7.16)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $833,000 ($298.35)
  • Miscellaneous - Royalties: $48,000 ($17.19)
    General Revenue - Other: $25,000 ($8.95)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($1.43)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $587,000 ($210.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $79,000 ($28.30)
    Highways: $33,000 ($11.82)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $121,000 ($43.34)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $79,000 ($28.30)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $40,000 ($14.33)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $38,000 ($13.61)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $25,000 ($8.95)
    Other License: $11,000 ($3.94)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000 ($0.72)
    Property: $1,000 ($0.36)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,343,000 ($2630.01)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,118,000 ($2549.43)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $225,000 ($80.59)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,584,000 ($925.50)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $215,000 ($77.01)

11.51% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($70,109 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.51%
Georgia average:

9.49%

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 Forsyth County, GA  4.11% ($93,961 average AGI)
from Lumpkin County, GA  1.05% ($36,849)
from Hall County, GA  0.88% ($46,278)


10.32% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,537 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.32%
Georgia average:

9.04%

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 Forsyth County, GA  2.56% ($54,473 average AGI)
to Lumpkin County, GA  1.45% ($38,897)
to Hall County, GA  0.92% ($40,743)
Businesses in Dawsonville, GA
NameCountNameCount
ALDO2IHOP1
AT&T2IZOD1
Advance Auto Parts1J.Crew1
Aeropostale1JoS. A. Bank1
Aerosoles1Jones New York2
Ann Taylor2Journeys1
Applebee's1Juicy Couture1
Arby's1Justice1
AutoZone1KFC1
Banana Republic1Kroger1
Bath & Body Works1Lane Bryant1
Best Western1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Blockbuster1Little Caesars Pizza1
Brooks Brothers2Long John Silver's1
Burger King1McDonald's2
CVS1Motherhood Maternity1
Catherines1Pac Sun1
Charlotte Russe1Penske1
Chevrolet1Pottery Barn1
Chick-Fil-A1Pottery Barn Kids1
Chico's1Rite Aid1
Clarks1Ruby Tuesday1
Cold Stone Creamery1Rue211
Coldwater Creek1Ryan's Grill1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
DHL1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Skechers USA1
Domino's Pizza1Soma Intimates1
DressBarn1Sprint Nextel1
Dressbarn1Starbucks1
Eddie Bauer1Super 81
Famous Footwear1Talbots1
FedEx6Toys"R"Us1
GNC1U-Haul3
GameStop1UPS6
Gap1Vans1
Gymboree1Waffle House2
H&R Block1Walmart1
Home Depot1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Dawsonville:

  • WDGR (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: SMALL TOWN RADIO OF GEORGIA, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WLBA (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGKA (1190 AM; 25 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF GEORGIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dawsonville:

  • WWEV-FM (91.5 FM; CUMMING, GA; Owner: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION)
  • WNGU (89.5 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • W221AW (92.1 FM; NORTH CANTON, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W214AS (90.7 FM; WALESKA, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WKHC (104.3 FM; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBCX (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: BRENAU COLLEGE)
  • WCON-FM (99.3 FM; CORNELIA, GA; Owner: HABERSHAM BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WNSY (100.1 FM; TALKING ROCK, GA; Owner: CHARLES A. MCCLURE)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLCL (105.7 FM; CANTON, GA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WPPR (88.3 FM; DEMOREST, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W265BD (100.9 FM; WOODSTOCK, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCCV (91.7 FM; CARTERSVILLE, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dawsonville:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WUVG (Channel 34; ATHENS, GA; Owner: UNIVISION ATLANTA LLC)
  • WSKC-LP (Channel 59; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: KM LPTV OF ATLANTA, L.L.C.)
  • WAGA (Channel 5; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXA (Channel 14; ROME, GA; Owner: PAXSON ATLANTA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WATL (Channel 36; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WATL, LLC)
  • WTBS (Channel 17; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: SUPERSTATION, INC.)
  • WGCL-TV (Channel 46; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • Dawsonville, Georgia
  • Fatal accident count50
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents90
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:7
  • Fatalities55
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents142
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • Georgia average
  • Fatal accident count27624
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents42719
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons7497
  • Fatalities30464
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents69210
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents3588
See more detailed statistics of Dawsonville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 223ft / 68.3mTotal length
  • $60,255,000Total costs
  • 75,750Total average daily traffic
  • 1,405Total average daily truck traffic
  • 115,045Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Dawsonville, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Dawsonville, GA

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 116. The highest number of fires - 190 took place in 2016, and the least - 71 in 2013. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Dawsonville, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (54.4%), and Structure Fires (29.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Dawsonville, GA
    • 94954.4%Outside Fires
    • 51429.4%Structure Fires
    • 25814.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 251.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dawsonville, GA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Dawsonville, Georgia:

  • Best Western Dawson Village Inn, 76 N Georgia Ave, Dawsonville, Georgia 30534 , Phone: (706) 216-4410, Fax: (706) 216-6459
  • Super8, 205 N 400 Center Ln, Dawsonville, Georgia 30534 , Phone: (706) 216-6801, Fax: (706) 216-6810
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Dawsonville, Georgia
Most common first names in Dawsonville, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6971.5 years
John6576.0 years
William5274.7 years
Robert5272.2 years
Mary4677.7 years
Charles3272.8 years
Annie2680.6 years
Henry2374.3 years
Ruby2079.5 years
Richard1765.6 years
Most common last names in Dawsonville, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3074.1 years
Anderson2978.4 years
Bruce2478.0 years
Tatum2477.8 years
Turner2270.4 years
Waters2167.4 years
Jones2071.7 years
Reece1976.1 years
Evans1877.1 years
Davis1773.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dawsonville, GA
  • 63.6%Utility gas
  • 30.3%Electricity
  • 5.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dawsonville, GA
  • 66.1%Electricity
  • 17.5%Utility gas
  • 16.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Dawsonville compared to Georgia state average:

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

Dawsonville on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 1,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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