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Dawson County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2016: 23,418 (20% urban, 80% rural); it was 15,999 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,880
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,894
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,941
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,659 (it was 1,128 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

34%

Land area: 211 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 111 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dawson County: 83.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.8%), Educational, health and social services (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Dawson County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.7%)
  • Asian alone (0.4%)
Median resident age:  43.2 years
Georgia median age:  36.5 years
Males: 11,549  (49.3%)
Females: 11,869  (50.7%)

Dawson County,GA real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Dawson County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $62,193 ($47,486 in 1999)

This county:

$62,193
Georgia:

$53,559

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $822 (lower quartile is $639, upper quartile is $1,002)
This county:

$822
State:

$754


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $214,957 (it was $133,600 in 2000)
Dawson:

$214,957
Georgia:

$166,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $146,174 - $417,335

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $304,770
Here:

$304,770
State:

$234,633

Townhouses or other attached units: $257,590
Here:

$257,590
State:

$198,839

Mobile homes: $66,033
Here:

$66,033
State:

$71,595
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,438
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $416

Institutionalized population: 137

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 146
  • Thefts: 439
  • Auto thefts: 105

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 100
  • Thefts: 337
  • Auto thefts: 65
Dawson County, GA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 282 buildings, average cost: $156,000
  • 2001: 380 buildings, average cost: $153,600
  • 2002: 464 buildings, average cost: $153,800
  • 2003: 378 buildings, average cost: $175,500
  • 2004: 392 buildings, average cost: $188,500
  • 2005: 405 buildings, average cost: $209,300
  • 2006: 400 buildings, average cost: $234,800
  • 2007: 311 buildings, average cost: $247,600
  • 2008: 99 buildings, average cost: $203,600
  • 2009: 29 buildings, average cost: $214,100
  • 2010: 35 buildings, average cost: $299,400
  • 2011: 37 buildings, average cost: $259,700
  • 2012: 35 buildings, average cost: $265,900
  • 2013: 84 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2014: 121 buildings, average cost: $236,800
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,917 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,424 (0.7%)

Dawson County household income distribution in 2013 Dawson County home values distribution in 2013 Dawson County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.1%
Dawson County:

12.1%
Georgia:

16.0%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.8% for Black residents, 11.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.9% for other race residents, 17.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 43.2 years old
(Males: 42.5 years old, Females: 43.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.4 years old, Black residents: 30.6 years old, American Indian residents: 56.3 years old, Asian residents: 34.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.5 years old, Other race residents: 25.2 years old)

Area name: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dawson County is $686 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $763 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $929 a month.

Cities in this county include: Juno, Dawsonville.

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

2012 air pollution in Dawson County:

Lead: 0.0016 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.029 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Anderson County, South Carolina , Brunswick County, North Carolina , Carteret County, North Carolina , Marshall County, Oklahoma , Franklin County , Madison County , Hardeman County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 358
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 818 (35.4% naturalized citizens)

Dawson County:

3.5%
Whole state:

10.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Dawson County population
  • 1542010 or later
  • 3362000 to 2009
  • 1101990 to 1999
  • 241980 to 1989
  • 161970 to 1979
  • 109Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 34.5%

Dawson County marital status for males Dawson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,955
  • One, attached: 140
  • Two: 44
  • 3 or 4: 151
  • 5 to 9: 232
  • 10 to 19: 72
  • 50 or more: 43
  • Mobile homes: 1,115

Housing units in Dawson County with a mortgage: 4,134 (144 second mortgage, 306 home equity loan, 35 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,490

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

65.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dawson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,06032
Other1,0353
Mainline Protestant9355
Catholic4471
None11,853-
Dawson County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Dawson County:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dawson County:

9.4%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Dawson County:

26.2%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Dawson County:

Average size of farms: 91 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $177,969
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $498.73
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.92%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 97.47%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $118,832
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.89%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.70%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $34,532
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.05%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.04
Corn for grain: 178 harvested acres
Vegetables: 24 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Dawson County-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 85.8 miles away from Dawson County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 101.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 95.7 miles away from the county 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 the county 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 192.8 miles away from Dawson County 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 348.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 15, 2015 to February 18, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4215: April 20, 2015, FEMA Id: 4215, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 2014 to February 14, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3368: February 11, 2014, FEMA Id: 3368, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 18, 2009 to October 08, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1858: September 24, 2009, FEMA Id: 1858, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Georgia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3218: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 14, 2004 to October 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1554: September 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1554, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 22, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1311: January 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1311, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Georgia Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 1998 to May 11, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1209: March 11, 1998, FEMA Id: 1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Georgia Hurricane Opal, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 05, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1071: October 10, 1995, FEMA Id: 1071, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Georgia Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3097: March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: 3097, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Georgia Drought, Incident Period: July 20, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3044: July 20, 1977, FEMA Id: 3044, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (47%)
  • Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (8%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Turkey (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • Romania (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dawson County


  • American (22%)
  • Irish (15%)
  • English (11%)
  • German (7%)
  • European (3%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • British (3%)

Dawson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,077 (74.2%)
  • Carpooled: 1,074 (13.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 178 (2.2%)
  • Walked: 19 (0.2%)
  • Worked at home: 870 (10.6%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
78 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
19 people in religious group quarters
162 people in college/university student housing
137 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,091.

9.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,740 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.43%
Georgia average:

9.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.55% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($32,984 average AGI)
1.88% relocated from other states ($10,758 average AGI)
Dawson County:

1.88%
Georgia average:

3.48%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Forsyth County, GA  2.76% ($34,931 average AGI)
from Lumpkin County, GA  0.95% ($30,271)
from Hall County, GA  0.78% ($28,807)
from Fulton County, GA  0.53% ($99,872)
from Gwinnett County, GA  0.38% ($43,821)
from Cherokee County, GA  0.27% ($63,000)
from Pickens County, GA  0.27% ($31,900)


9.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,126 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.31%
Georgia average:

9.32%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
7.14% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($28,019 average AGI)
2.18% relocated to other states ($9,107 average AGI)
Dawson County:

2.18%
Georgia average:

3.33%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Forsyth County, GA  2.68% ($41,604 average AGI)
to Hall County, GA  0.91% ($33,881)
to Lumpkin County, GA  0.89% ($28,446)
to Fulton County, GA  0.59% ($43,186)
to Gwinnett County, GA  0.38% ($32,214)
to DeKalb County, GA  0.22% ($44,625)
to Pickens County, GA  0.18% ($24,538)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.4

Births per 1000 population in Dawson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Dawson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Dawson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 22.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dawson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Dawson County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dawson County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dawson County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Dawson County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Dawson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,527 (2,102 aged, 425 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,098 (19%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Dawson County, Georgia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (211)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (114)
  • Unspecified dementia (106)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (96)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (89)
  • Congestive heart failure (87)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (65)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (63)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (54)
  • Hypertensive heart disease without (congestive) heart failure (51)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,257
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 867

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 13
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,418
  • In family households: 20,668 (3,292 male householders, 3,253 female householders)
    5,163 spouses, 6,728 children (6,192 natural, 204 adopted, 329 stepchildren), 564 grandchildren, 126 brothers or sisters, 392 parents, 500 other relatives, 640 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,573 (1,298 male householders (1,096 living alone)), 837 female householders (720 living alone)), 432 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 173

Size of family households: 3,718 2-persons, 1,210 3-persons, 979 4-persons, 522 5-persons, 74 6-persons, 56 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,819 1-person, 293 2-persons, 22 3-persons.

3,053 married couples with children.
1,175 single-parent households (548 men, 627 women).

95.5% of residents of Dawson speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (86% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $61,256,000 ($3,213 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,614,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $34,476,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $12,321,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $69,000
Federal grants: $11,013,000
Federal procurement contracts: $738,000 ($6,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,637,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $84,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $13,299,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,160,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,246
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 639
Here:

32 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +56
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,106
Here:

+157 per 1000 residents
State:

+26 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Dawson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.12 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.3
State:

4.7

Year house built in Dawson County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Dawson County population
  • 2542014 or later
  • 2652010 to 2013
  • 3,5482000 to 2009
  • 3,2001990 to 1999
  • 1,8331980 to 1989
  • 8851970 to 1979
  • 4461960 to 1969
  • 1931950 to 1959
  • 801940 to 1949
  • 1191939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dawson County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dawson County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Dawson County population
  • 131 room
  • 202 rooms
  • 1493 rooms
  • 4224 rooms
  • 9505 rooms
  • 1,4346 rooms
  • 1,0107 rooms
  • 8378 rooms
  • 1,7889+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dawson County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Dawson County population
  • 731 room
  • 112 rooms
  • 1443 rooms
  • 3934 rooms
  • 4995 rooms
  • 3516 rooms
  • 3007 rooms
  • 1368 rooms
  • 1209+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dawson County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dawson County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Dawson County population
  • 12no bedroom
  • 721 bedroom
  • 5802 bedrooms
  • 3,6113 bedrooms
  • 1,5444 bedrooms
  • 7845+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dawson County, Georgia Note: State values scaled to Dawson County population
  • 72no bedroom
  • 991 bedroom
  • 5862 bedrooms
  • 8693 bedrooms
  • 3194 bedrooms
  • 915+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Dawson County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Dawson County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Dawson County population
  • 169no vehicle
  • 1,0731 vehicle
  • 3,2262 vehicles
  • 1,3533 vehicles
  • 6094 vehicles
  • 2075+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Dawson County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Dawson County population
  • 84no vehicle
  • 8741 vehicle
  • 6602 vehicles
  • 3543 vehicles
  • 614 vehicles
  • 365+ vehicles

86.8% of Dawson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 84% lived in Georgia.

Dawson County:

86.8%
State average:

83.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 14,058
  • Other state: 8,287
  • Northeast: 1,731
  • Midwest: 2,093
  • South: 3,716
  • West: 726
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dawson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 43.8%Electricity
  • 28.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 23.6%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 64.6%Electricity
  • 22.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.0%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 260
Here:

12.9%
Georgia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 36
Here:

2.5%
Georgia:

10.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 141
Here:

23.4%
Georgia:

18.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Dawson County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,990,000
    Parks & Recreation: $2,323,000
    Libraries: $2,255,000
    Water Utilities: $584,000
    Fire Protection: $393,000
    Sewerage: $390,000
    General Public Buildings: $261,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,242,000
    Police Protection: $1,936,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,309,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,053,000
    Financial Administration: $885,000
    Housing & Community Development: $709,000
    Health Services - Other: $694,000
    Regular Highways: $655,000
    Welfare - Other: $473,000
    Parks & Recreation: $471,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $418,000
    Libraries: $322,000
    Solid Waste Management: $316,000
    Fire Protection: $306,000
    Central Staff Services: $239,000
    General Public Buildings: $166,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $62,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Water Utilities: $357,000
    General: $356,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,673,000
    Solid Waste Management: $598,000
    Police Protection: $264,000
    Judicial: $100,000
    Regular Highways: $60,000
    Central Staff: $54,000
    Corrections - Other: $42,000
    Fire Protection: $41,000
    Parks & Recreation: $29,000
    Libraries: $8,000
    General Public Building: $5,000
    Health - Other: $5,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Welfare - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,163,000

Dawson County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,121,000
    Solid Waste Management: $109,000
    Parks & Recreation: $98,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $143,000
    General Support: $11,000
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $97,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $624,000
    Interest Earnings: $434,000
    Rents: $18,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $462,000
    Health & Hospitals: $219,000
    Public Welfare: $204,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $6,826,000
    Property: $5,427,000
    Other Selective Sales: $643,000
    NEC: $393,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $191,000
    Public Utilities: $65,000

Dawson County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $132,000

Dawson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,251,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 252
  • Number of aged recipients: 35
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 217
  • Number of recipients under 18: 18
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 162
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 72
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 119
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 94
Dawson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Most common first names in Dawson County, 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 Dawson County, 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
Businesses in Dawson County, GA
NameCountNameCount
ALDO2IZOD1
AT&T2J.Crew1
Advance Auto Parts1JoS. A. Bank1
Aeropostale1Jones New York2
Aerosoles1Journeys1
Ann Taylor2Justice1
Applebee's1KFC1
Arby's1Kroger1
AutoZone1Lane Bryant1
Banana Republic1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Bath & Body Works1Little Caesars Pizza1
Best Western1Long John Silver's1
Blockbuster1McDonald's2
Brooks Brothers2Motherhood Maternity1
Burger King1Pac Sun1
Catherines1Penske1
Charlotte Russe1Pottery Barn1
Chevrolet1Pottery Barn Kids1
Chick-Fil-A1Rite Aid1
Chico's1Ruby Tuesday1
Clarks1Rue211
Cold Stone Creamery1Ryan's Grill1
Coldwater Creek1SONIC Drive-In1
Comfort Inn1Sears1
DHL1Skechers USA1
Dairy Queen1Soma Intimates1
DressBarn1Sprint Nextel1
Dressbarn1Starbucks1
Eddie Bauer1Super 81
Famous Footwear1Talbots1
FedEx6Toys"R"Us1
GNC1U-Haul3
GameStop1UPS6
Gap1Vans1
Gymboree1Waffle House2
H&R Block1Walmart1
Home Depot1Wendy's1
IHOP1

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  • #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"