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Dawson County, Nebraska (NE)

County population in 2015: 24,555 (73% urban, 27% rural); it was 24,365 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,674
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,448
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,093
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,777 (it was 2,731 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

33%

Land area: 1013 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 24 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dawson County: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (30.8%), Educational, health and social services (29.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 39%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Dawson County, Nebraska:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (60.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (34.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  36.3 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years
Males: 12,409  (50.5%)
Females: 12,146  (49.5%)

Dawson County,NE real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Dawson County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $51,912 ($36,132 in 1999)

This county:

$51,912
Nebraska:

$56,927

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $508 (lower quartile is $391, upper quartile is $628)
This county:

$508
State:

$633


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $109,584 (it was $64,300 in 2000)
Dawson:

$109,584
Nebraska:

$148,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $73,106 - $156,639
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,013
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $474

Institutionalized population: 258

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 22
  • Thefts: 70
  • Auto thefts: 4

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 15
  • Burglaries: 26
  • Thefts: 49
  • Auto thefts: 14
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 25 buildings, average cost: $144,900
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2009: 50 buildings, average cost: $65,700
  • 2010: 25 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2011: 16 buildings, average cost: $166,300
  • 2012: 23 buildings, average cost: $177,700
  • 2013: 27 buildings, average cost: $215,600
  • 2014: 18 buildings, average cost: $256,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,896 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,763 (1.9%)

Dawson County household income distribution in 2009 Dawson County home values distribution Dawson County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 13.8%
Dawson County:

13.8%
Nebraska:

11.4%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.6% for Black residents, 19.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.7% for American Indian residents, 23.3% for other race residents, 15.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 36.3 years old
(Males: 36.0 years old, Females: 36.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.7 years old, Black residents: 27.8 years old, American Indian residents: 28.2 years old, Asian residents: 39.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.2 years old, Other race residents: 28.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dawson County is $469 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $522 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $635 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lexington, Cozad, Gothenburg, Overton, Sumner, Farnam, Eddyville, Willow Island.

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:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 30.1 µg/m3. Above U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Dawson County: Moo Feedlot (A), Lewis Feedlot (B), Milton Store (C), Nantasket (D), West Ravenna (E), Saint Michael (F), Denman (G), Buda (H), Alfalfa Center (I), Union Pacific Campground (J), Lakeside RV Park (K), Buffalo Ridge Golf Course (L), Ravenna Golf Club (M), Prairie Hills Golf and Ski Club (N), Gibbon Junction (O), Gibbon Valley View Golf Club (P), Kearney Rest Area - Eastbound (Q), Kearney Rest Area - Westbound (R), Kearney Volunteer Fire Department Training Site (S), Kearney Raceway Park Emergency Medical Services (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dawson County include: Pleasant Valley Church (A), Grace Church (B), Grandview Church (C), Trinity Lutheran Church (D), Saint John Capistran Catholic Church (E), Havens Chapel (F), Immanuel Lutheran Church (G), Saint Wenceslaus Church (H), Zion Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (1), Armada Cemetery (2), Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery (3), Sodtown Cemetery (4), Peaks Cemetery (5), Dove Hill Cemetery (6), Prairie Center Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Patterson Reservoir (A), Yanda Reservoir (B), Unick Reservoir (C), Skochdopole Reservoir (D), Rohrich Reservoir (E), Rogers Reservoir (F), Jacobson Reservoir (G), Gunst Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Mud Creek (A), Swenson Creek (B), Swee Creek (C), Sand Creek (D), Rusco Creek (E), Elk Creek (F), Otter Creek (G), Elm Creek (H), Turkey Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Dawson County include: CCC Camp Ravenna Nebraska Historical Marker (1), Post South Loup Fork 'Fort Banishment' Historical Marker (2), Nebraska Centre - Boyd Ranch Historical Marker (3), Watson Ranch Historical Marker (4), Kearney Cotton Mill Historical Marker (5), Gibbon Historical Marker (6), Fort Kearney Historical Marker (7), Nebraska Wind Sculpture (8), The Great Plains Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Ashland County, Ohio , Wasatch County, Utah , Dodge County , Gosper County , Kearney County , Kimball County , Sherman County , Wabash County, Indiana .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 530
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,751 (36.9% naturalized citizens)

Dawson County:

19.3%
Whole state:

7.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 951
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,656
  • 1990 to 1999: 939
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,114
  • 1970 to 1979: 231
  • Before 1970: 117
Note: State values scaled to Dawson County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.1%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,241
  • One, attached: 148
  • Two: 147
  • 3 or 4: 237
  • 5 to 9: 166
  • 10 to 19: 187
  • 20 to 49: 278
  • 50 or more: 141
  • Mobile homes: 787

Housing units in Dawson County with a mortgage: 3,099 (60 second mortgage, 156 home equity loan, 20 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,874

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

60.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dawson County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,65019
Catholic4,9495
Evangelical Protestant3,84132
Other7793
None9,107-
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: 6
Dawson County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Dawson County:

5.70 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dawson County:

8.1%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Dawson County:

29.1%
State:

28.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.0%
State:

12.9%

Agriculture in Dawson County:

Average size of farms: 867 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $517,176
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $271.41
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.13%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.89%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $490,312
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 44.17%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 81.36%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $137,066
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 76.74%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 34.67
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.01%
Corn for grain: 175094 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4173 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 29678 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 20 acres

Tornado activity:

Dawson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 1294204.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/10/1985, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dawson County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 51% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 605.3 miles away from Dawson County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 313.7 miles away from the county 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 142.6 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 234.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 79.8 miles away from Dawson County center
On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 184.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 29, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1924: July 15, 2010, FEMA Id: 1924, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1770: June 20, 2008, FEMA Id: 1770, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 28, 2007 to June 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1714: July 24, 2007, FEMA Id: 1714, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 19, 2006 to January 01, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1674: January 07, 2007, FEMA Id: 1674, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: November 27, 2005 to November 28, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1627: January 26, 2006, FEMA Id: 1627, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Nebraska Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3245: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3245, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Nebraska Severe Snow Storms, Incident Period: October 24, 1997 to October 26, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1190: November 01, 1997, FEMA Id: 1190, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • Nebraska Snow Storm, Ice Storm, Incident Period: April 10, 1994 to April 13, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1027: May 09, 1994, FEMA Id: 1027, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Storm, Snow
  • Nebraska Flooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 23, 1993 to August 05, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-998: July 19, 1993, FEMA Id: 998, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Nebraska Storms, Ice Jams, Snowmelt, Flooding, Incident Period: March 24, 1978, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-552: March 24, 1978, FEMA Id: 552, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow

The number of natural disasters in Dawson County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Food (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Food (13%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (56%)
  • Guatemala (18%)
  • Somalia (10%)
  • Kenya (5%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (2%)
  • Honduras (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dawson County (%):

  • German (22%)
  • Somali (11%)
  • American (6%)
  • English (3%)
  • Swedish (2%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • European (1%)

Dawson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,373 (77.3%)
  • Carpooled: 1,776 (14.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 95 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 95 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 294 (2.4%)
  • Worked at home: 431 (3.6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Dawson County, Nebraska in 2000:

  • 215 people in nursing homes
  • 122 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 80 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 39 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Dawson County, Nebraska in 2010:

  • 163 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 95 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 34 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,629.

6.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,110 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
Nebraska average:

6.38%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.25% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($18,503 average AGI)
2.90% relocated from other states ($12,606 average AGI)
Dawson County:

2.90%
Nebraska average:

2.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Buffalo County, NE  0.49% ($24,773 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, NE  0.41% ($27,081)
from Hall County, NE  0.39% ($57,114)
from Lancaster County, NE  0.36% ($22,281)
from Gosper County, NE  0.22% ($54,150)
from Arapahoe County, CO  0.21% ($23,474)
from Douglas County, NE  0.21% ($22,474)


7.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,319 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.49%
Nebraska average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.47% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($18,761 average AGI)
3.03% relocated to other states ($11,558 average AGI)
Dawson County:

3.03%
Nebraska average:

2.88%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Buffalo County, NE  1.02% ($38,957 average AGI)
to Lancaster County, NE  0.59% ($25,556)
to Hall County, NE  0.52% ($25,511)
to Lincoln County, NE  0.35% ($32,750)
to Gosper County, NE  0.26% ($30,333)
to Custer County, NE  0.14% ($33,000)
to Douglas County, NE  0.14% ($28,231)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 18.0

Births per 1000 population in Dawson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Dawson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Dawson County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dawson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dawson County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,559 (3,116 aged, 443 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 923 (12%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (256)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (169)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (160)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (138)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (123)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (118)
  • Congestive heart failure (107)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (103)
  • Unspecified dementia (73)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (71)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 12.23
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,799
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 452
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 24,050

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,954
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 955
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 24

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 52
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 93

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,555
  • In family households: 20,941 (3,081 male householders, 3,093 female householders)
    4,730 spouses, 7,820 children (7,306 natural, 198 adopted, 310 stepchildren), 559 grandchildren, 252 brothers or sisters, 389 parents, 523 other relatives, 644 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,244 (1,445 male householders (1,193 living alone)), 1,262 female householders (1,148 living alone)), 536 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 348

Size of family households: 2,815 2-persons, 979 3-persons, 1,145 4-persons, 658 5-persons, 412 6-persons, 159 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,340 1-person, 273 2-persons, 50 3-persons, 46 4-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

4,591 married couples with children.
1,458 single-parent households (435 men, 1,023 women).

67.7% of residents of Dawson speak English at home.
29.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English not well).
3.6% of residents speak other language at home (31% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 32% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $119,787,000 ($4,883 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,118,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $47,599,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $20,858,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,482,000
Federal grants: $26,063,000
Federal procurement contracts: $5,039,000 ($3,995,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,745,000 ($179,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,483,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,179,000
Federal Government insurance: $96,535,000

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

Births: 2,326
Here:

94 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,176
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,083
Here:

+44 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,947
Here -79 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Dawson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 9.00 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 216
  • 2010 to 2013: 101
  • 2000 to 2009: 774
  • 1990 to 1999: 976
  • 1980 to 1989: 868
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,863
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,390
  • 1950 to 1959: 978
  • 1940 to 1949: 649
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,481
Note: State values scaled to Dawson population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dawson County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dawson County population
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 158
  • 4 rooms: 698
  • 5 rooms: 1,193
  • 6 rooms: 1,065
  • 7 rooms: 825
  • 8 rooms: 800
  • 9+ rooms: 1,144
  • 1 room: 105
  • 2 rooms: 183
  • 3 rooms: 326
  • 4 rooms: 719
  • 5 rooms: 997
  • 6 rooms: 271
  • 7 rooms: 81
  • 8 rooms: 124
  • 9+ rooms: 172
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dawson County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dawson County population
  • no bedroom: 20
  • 1 bedroom: 102
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,315
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,840
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,321
  • 5+ bedrooms: 306
  • no bedroom: 108
  • 1 bedroom: 465
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,050
  • 3 bedrooms: 953
  • 4 bedrooms: 342
  • 5+ bedrooms: 53
Cars and other vehicles available in Dawson County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dawson County population
  • no vehicle: 102
  • 1 vehicle: 1,092
  • 2 vehicles: 2,582
  • 3 vehicles: 1,496
  • 4 vehicles: 502
  • 5+ vehicles: 165
  • no vehicle: 332
  • 1 vehicle: 1,580
  • 2 vehicles: 658
  • 3 vehicles: 301
  • 4 vehicles: 49
  • 5+ vehicles: 46

85% of Dawson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 207% lived in Nebraska.

Dawson County:

84.8%
State average:

83.5%

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

  • This state: 15,386
  • Other state: 4,413
  • Northeast: 156
  • Midwest: 1,720
  • South: 739
  • West: 1,835

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dawson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (45.7%)
  • Utility gas (45.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.4%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Electricity (58.8%)
  • Utility gas (31.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.2%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 44
Here:

1.4%
Nebraska:

11.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 50
Here:

3.1%
Nebraska:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 45
Here:

7.7%
Nebraska:

21.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Dawson County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,366,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,908,000
    Regular Highways: $2,059,000
    General - Other: $1,830,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $744,000
    Financial Administration: $475,000
    General Public Buildings: $445,000
    Central Staff Services: $310,000
    Health - Other: $227,000
    Parks and Recreation: $221,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $67,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $11,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $114,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $263,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000
    Central Staff Services: $8,000
    General Public Building: $5,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,140,000

Dawson County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,659,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $385,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $11,000
    All Other: $3,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $400,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $353,000
    Interest Earnings: $262,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,563,000
    All Other: $635,000
    General Local Government Support: $181,000
    Education: $32,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,509,000
    Death and Gift: $558,000
    Other Selective Sales: $142,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $126,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,000
    Other License: $1,000

Dawson County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,845,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,465,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $380,000

Dawson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,710,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $265,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 296
  • Number of aged recipients: 39
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 257
  • Number of recipients under 18: 52
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 174
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 70
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 126
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 124
Dawson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Dawson County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Dawson County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William14577.5 years
John14179.6 years
Mary10080.6 years
George9378.2 years
Robert9372.5 years
Charles9176.5 years
James8474.6 years
Ruth7581.6 years
Harold6977.0 years
Helen6484.1 years
Most common last names in Dawson County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson9377.5 years
Anderson6881.9 years
Smith6679.0 years
Brown5377.5 years
Miller5077.7 years
Block4179.3 years
Peterson3775.2 years
Williams3480.1 years
Jensen3379.2 years
Larson3279.3 years
Businesses in Dawson County, NE
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1KFC1
Alco Stores1Lane Furniture1
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Baskin-Robbins1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Burger King2McDonald's2
Chevrolet2Pizza Hut3
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Comfort Suites1Rodeway Inn1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen3Super 82
Days Inn1Taco Bell1
Econo Lodge1U-Haul3
FedEx4U.S. Cellular1
Ford1UPS3
Goodwill1Walmart1
H&R Block3Wendy's1
Holiday Inn1YMCA1

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  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"