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Dawson County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2019: 13,146 (84% urban, 16% rural); it was 14,985 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,172
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,992
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,469
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,221 (it was 1,257 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

36%

Land area: 902 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 15 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Dawson County: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (26.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.8%), Retail trade (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 23%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Dawson County, TX (2019)
    • 7,63358.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4,29132.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,0187.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1421.1%Two or more races
    • 500.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 250.2%Asian alone
Median resident age:

34.0 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years
Males: 7,112  (54.1%)
Females: 6,034  (45.9%)
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Average household size:
Dawson County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,748 ($28,211 in 1999)
This county:

$44,748
Texas:

$64,034

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $470 (lower quartile is $310, upper quartile is $650)
This county:

$470
State:

$929


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $85,272 (it was $41,000 in 2000)
Dawson:

$85,272
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,390 - $144,013
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,226
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $387

Institutionalized population: 2,126

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 21
  • Thefts: 26
  • Auto thefts: 8

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 20
  • Thefts: 30
  • Auto thefts: 1
Dawson County, TX map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $243,100
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $205,800
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $270,000
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $175,900
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $167,000
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $206,600
  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 0 buildings
  • 2018: 0 buildings
  • 2019: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Dawson, TX residents
Average permit cost in Dawson, TX
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,258 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $867 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Dawson, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Dawson, TX in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Dawson, TX in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 24.0%
Dawson County:

24.0%
Texas:

13.6%
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.0% for Black residents, 30.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.1% for American Indian residents, 68.0% for other race residents, 28.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 34.0 years old
(Males: 32.1 years old, Females: 37.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.6 years old, Black residents: 28.7 years old, American Indian residents: 37.8 years old, Asian residents: 33.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.9 years old, Other race residents: 27.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dawson County is $401 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $484 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $624 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lamesa, Ackerly, Welch, Los Ybanez.

Dawson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Dawson County: Cosden Refinery (A), Stamford Country Club (B), Alexander Ranch (C), Boyds Chapel (D), Fort Phantom Hill (E), Texas Cowboy Reunion Grounds (F), Haskell County Library (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dawson County include: Pleasant Grove Church (A), Prairie View Church (B), Shiloh Church (C), Swans Chapel (D), Tuxedo Church (E), Zion Chapel (F), Amity Church (G), Bethel Church (H), Compere Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Anderson Chapel Cemetery (1), Mount Hope Cemetery (2), Bethel Cemetery (3), Central Cemetery (4), North Cemetery (5), Spring Creek Cemetery (6), East Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: South Lake (A), Red Lake (B), Anson South Lake (C), Anson North Lake (D), Sayles Lake (E), Brick Yard Lake Number 2 (F), Lake Penick (G), City Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Thompson Creek (A), Sweetwater Creek (B), Skinout Creek (C), Redmud Creek (D), Raven Creek (E), Noodle Creek (F), Mulberry Creek (G), Threemile Creek (H), Long Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Dawson County: Buie Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Ashley County, Arkansas , Andrews County , Borden County , Eastland County , Kent County , Martin County , Stephens County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

10.1%
Texas:

8.0%

Unemployment by year in Dawson, TX
County total employment by year in Dawson, TX
County average yearly wages by year in Dawson, TX

Current college students: 579
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 70.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 699 (48.8% naturalized citizens)

Dawson County:

5.3%
Whole state:

17.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 632010 or later
  • 1572000 to 2009
  • 911990 to 1999
  • 1291980 to 1989
  • 771970 to 1979
  • 138Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,595
  • One, attached: 18
  • Two: 45
  • 3 or 4: 58
  • 5 to 9: 125
  • 10 to 19: 13
  • 20 to 49: 20
  • 50 or more: 23
  • Mobile homes: 397
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Housing units in Dawson County with a mortgage: 942 (0 second mortgage, 14 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,182

Here:

99.8% with mortgage
State:

56.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dawson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,80830
Catholic2,0682
Mainline Protestant8845
Black Protestant371
Other61
None4,030-
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: 2
Dawson County:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Dawson County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

5.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dawson County:

9.6%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Dawson County:

27.9%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Dawson County:

Average size of farms: 985 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $95,332
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $199.69
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.08%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.29%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $87,233
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 45.89%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.65%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $129,892
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 78.83%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.91
All wheat for grain: 3616 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 215421 harvested acres
Vegetables: 749 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 213 acres

Tornado activity:

Dawson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 1514294.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 19 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/5/1955, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dawson County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 373% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 70.9 miles away from Dawson County center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 190.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.4 miles away from the county center
On 3/26/2020 at 15:16:27, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 5.9 mi) earthquake occurred 142.1 miles away from the county center
On 9/11/2011 at 12:27:44, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 68.4 miles away from Dawson County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 353.4 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:

  • Texas Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4485, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Texas Hurricane Alex, Incident Period: June 30, 2010 to August 14, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1931: August 03, 2010, FEMA Id: 1931, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 12, 2000 to January 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1356: January 08, 2001, FEMA Id: 1356, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazards, Incident Period: August 01, 1999 to December 10, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3142: September 01, 1999, FEMA Id: 3142, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Extreme Fire Hazard, Incident Period: August 30, 1993 to November 15, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3113: September 10, 1993, FEMA Id: 3113, Natural disaster type: Fire

The number of natural disasters in Dawson County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Dawson

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,604 (77.9%)
  • Carpooled: 710 (15.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 32 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 96 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 183 (4.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (84%)
  • El Salvador (6%)
  • Honduras (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (1%)
  • Cuba (1%)
  • Canada (1%)
  • England (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dawson County


  • American (8%)
  • German (3%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Pennsylvania German (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 2,158 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 68 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 3 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 2,060 people in state prisons
  • 46 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,327.

5.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,017 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
Texas average:

7.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.64% relocated from other counties in Texas ($44,017 average AGI)
0.68% relocated from other states ($6,448 average AGI)
Dawson County:

0.68%
Texas average:

2.52%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lubbock County, TX  0.92% ($41,368 average AGI)
from Howard County, TX  0.56% ($39,565)


6.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,392 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
Texas average:

7.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.01% relocated to other counties in Texas ($33,791 average AGI)
0.67% relocated to other states ($3,601 average AGI)
Dawson County:

0.67%
Texas average:

2.32%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lubbock County, TX  1.47% ($27,557 average AGI)
to Midland County, TX  0.55% ($43,957)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.1

Births per 1000 population in Dawson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Dawson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Dawson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 23.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 14.1%
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: 2,231 (1,942 aged, 289 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 520 (16%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Dawson County, Texas in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (123)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (58)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (58)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (46)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (11)
  • Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, without complications (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 26%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 27%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.95
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,839
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 264
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 49,739

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,284
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 982
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,146
  • Male householders: 1,920 (578 living alone), Female householders: 2,533 (691 living alone)
  • 2,055 spouses (2,030 opposite-sex spouses), 191 unmarried partners, (178 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,328 children (3,112 natural, 21 adopted, 193 stepchildren), 710 grandchildren, 35 brothers or sisters, 39 parents, 143 foster children, 189 other relatives, 212 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,776

Size of family households: 1,259 2-persons, 730 3-persons, 514 4-persons, 195 5-persons, 155 6-persons, 97 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,269 1-person, 196 2-persons, 31 6-persons.

1,522 married couples with children.
824 single-parent households (25 men, 799 women).

61.8% of residents of Dawson speak English at home.
37.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $129,243,000 ($8,986 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $375,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $28,121,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $32,759,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $36,604,000
Federal grants: $28,542,000
Federal procurement contracts: $398,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,819,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $149,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,686,000
Federal Government insurance: $40,599,000

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

Births: 1,036
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 744
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +146
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,140
Here -80 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Dawson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.67 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.1

Year house built in Dawson County, Texas
  • Year house built in Dawson County, Texas
  • 1442014 or later
  • 452010 to 2013
  • 1192000 to 2009
  • 3881990 to 1999
  • 5731980 to 1989
  • 7941970 to 1979
  • 1,0671960 to 1969
  • 1,3791950 to 1959
  • 5321940 to 1949
  • 2281939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dawson County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dawson County, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Dawson County, Texas
  • 101 room
  • 362 rooms
  • 693 rooms
  • 3614 rooms
  • 7975 rooms
  • 8016 rooms
  • 5207 rooms
  • 3168 rooms
  • 1689+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dawson County, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dawson County, Texas
  • 501 room
  • 112 rooms
  • 2253 rooms
  • 3284 rooms
  • 4305 rooms
  • 1626 rooms
  • 547 rooms
  • 618 rooms
  • 279+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dawson County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dawson County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Dawson County, Texas
  • 27no bedroom
  • 961 bedroom
  • 8752 bedrooms
  • 1,7423 bedrooms
  • 2874 bedrooms
  • 285+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dawson County, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Dawson County, Texas
  • 50no bedroom
  • 2591 bedroom
  • 5032 bedrooms
  • 4243 bedrooms
  • 1274 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Dawson County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Dawson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Dawson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 208no vehicle
  • 7781 vehicle
  • 1,2592 vehicles
  • 5613 vehicles
  • 2114 vehicles
  • 605+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Dawson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Dawson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 268no vehicle
  • 6071 vehicle
  • 2272 vehicles
  • 2383 vehicles
  • 394 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

78.5% of Dawson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 91% lived in Texas.

Dawson County:

78.5%
State average:

84.4%

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

  • This state: 10,977
  • Other state: 1,412
  • Northeast: 139
  • Midwest: 322
  • South: 482
  • West: 473
Year householders moved into unit in Dawson County, TX
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dawson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 62.8%Utility gas
  • 30.6%Electricity
  • 5.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 57.4%Utility gas
  • 40.1%Electricity
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 116
Here:

7.3%
Texas:

7.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 85
Here:

8.2%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 60
Here:

12.0%
Texas:

14.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
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Dawson County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $699,000
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $1,967,000
    Regular Highways: $1,864,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,811,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,130,000
    General Public Buildings: $942,000
    Police Protection: $791,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $420,000
    Libraries: $312,000
    Local Fire Protection: $185,000
    Health - Other: $111,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $102,000
    Solid Waste Management: $65,000
    Parks and Recreation: $49,000
    General - Other: $30,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $749,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $229,000
    Interest Earnings: $68,000
    Sale of Property: $62,000
    Rents: $4,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $335,000
    General - Other: $15,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,067,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $418,000
    General Local Government Support: $50,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,917,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $757,000
    Other License: $475,000

Dawson County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $699,000
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $1,967,000
    Regular Highways: $1,864,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,811,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,130,000
    General Public Buildings: $942,000
    Police Protection: $791,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $420,000
    Libraries: $312,000
    Local Fire Protection: $185,000
    Health - Other: $111,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $102,000
    Solid Waste Management: $65,000
    Parks and Recreation: $49,000
    General - Other: $30,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $749,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $229,000
    Interest Earnings: $68,000
    Sale of Property: $62,000
    Rents: $4,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $335,000
    General - Other: $15,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,067,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $418,000
    General Local Government Support: $50,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,917,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $757,000
    Other License: $475,000

Dawson County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $699,000
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $1,967,000
    Regular Highways: $1,864,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,811,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,130,000
    General Public Buildings: $942,000
    Police Protection: $791,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $420,000
    Libraries: $312,000
    Local Fire Protection: $185,000
    Health - Other: $111,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $102,000
    Solid Waste Management: $65,000
    Parks and Recreation: $49,000
    General - Other: $30,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $749,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $229,000
    Interest Earnings: $68,000
    Sale of Property: $62,000
    Rents: $4,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $335,000
    General - Other: $15,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,067,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $418,000
    General Local Government Support: $50,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,917,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $757,000
    Other License: $475,000

Dawson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $699,000
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $1,967,000
    Regular Highways: $1,864,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,811,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,130,000
    General Public Buildings: $942,000
    Police Protection: $791,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $420,000
    Libraries: $312,000
    Local Fire Protection: $185,000
    Health - Other: $111,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $102,000
    Solid Waste Management: $65,000
    Parks and Recreation: $49,000
    General - Other: $30,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $749,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $229,000
    Interest Earnings: $68,000
    Sale of Property: $62,000
    Rents: $4,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $335,000
    General - Other: $15,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,067,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $418,000
    General Local Government Support: $50,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,917,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $757,000
    Other License: $475,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 496
  • Number of aged recipients: 105
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 391
  • Number of recipients under 18: 43
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 251
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 202
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 252
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 190
Most common first names in Dawson County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8774.8 years
John8574.3 years
Mary7681.8 years
William6276.3 years
Robert4677.8 years
Joe4573.4 years
George4377.1 years
Willie3978.2 years
Jose3171.9 years
Ruby2879.5 years
Most common last names in Dawson County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6177.1 years
Brown4076.3 years
Davis3779.5 years
Jones3678.6 years
Williams3477.5 years
Johnson3275.8 years
Hernandez3171.3 years
Lopez3171.5 years
Barron3080.7 years
Garcia2967.2 years
Businesses in Dawson County, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Best Western1Nike1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Sears1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1UPS1
KFC1Walmart1