Dawson, Georgia

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Population in 2022: 4,218 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.6%
 
Males: 2,088  (49.5%)
Females: 2,130  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

33.8 years
Georgia median age:

37.6 years

Zip codes: 31742.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $31,960 (it was $24,140 in 2000)
Dawson:

$31,960
GA:

$72,837

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $17,200 (it was $10,752 in 2000)

Dawson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $97,480 (it was $50,700 in 2000)
Dawson:

$97,480
GA:

$297,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $183,896; detached houses: $181,659

Median gross rent in 2022: $747.

March 2022 cost of living index in Dawson: 86.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 47.0%
(7.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.3% for Black residents)

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  • Races in Dawson, GA (2022)
    • 3,58781.2%Black alone
    • 65814.9%White alone
    • 1102.5%Asian alone
    • 20.05%Hispanic
    • 10.02%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 42 registered sex offenders living in Dawson, Georgia as of July 13, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dawson is 106 to 1.


Crime rates in Dawson by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(49.1)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(70.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(70.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(88.1)
2
(43.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(68.9)
0
(0.0)
4
(92.8)
7
(162.2)
4
(94.1)
6
(146.2)
3
(74.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.5)
2
(47.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
23
(505.6)
27
(594.7)
16
(347.8)
18
(387.6)
26
(597.4)
8
(183.6)
7
(162.4)
17
(394.0)
17
(400.1)
12
(292.5)
3
(74.1)
19
(466.5)
22
(539.7)
12
(283.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
68
(1,495)
97
(2,137)
58
(1,261)
60
(1,292)
85
(1,953)
95
(2,180)
80
(1,856)
55
(1,275)
26
(611.9)
23
(560.6)
22
(543.3)
16
(392.8)
10
(245.3)
10
(236.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
69
(1,601)
101
(2,341)
93
(2,189)
87
(2,120)
72
(1,778)
56
(1,375)
43
(1,055)
31
(733.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.2)
6
(141.2)
5
(121.9)
2
(49.4)
5
(122.8)
4
(98.1)
5
(118.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(49.1)
1
(24.5)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index205.8294.9188.3168.0295.3189.4254.3312.2306.4236.2150.2185.6280.7183.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Dawson, GA

Crime rate in Dawson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 11 (7 officers - 5 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.72
Georgia average:

2.45
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Ancestries: American (4.1%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 355 feet

Land area: 3.68 square miles.

Population density: 1,145 people per square mile   (low).

Dawson, Georgia map

56 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Georgia:

10.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,103 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,693 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: West Dougherty, GA (19.7 miles , pop. 59,680).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (115.2 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (664.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Bronwood, GA (2.4 miles ),
Sasser, GA (2.6 miles ),
Parrott, GA (3.0 miles),
Shellman, GA (3.2 miles ),
Smithville, GA (3.7 miles ),
Leesburg, GA (4.0 miles ),
Weston, GA (4.2 miles),
Plains, GA (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 31.77 N, Longitude: 84.44 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Spanish Peanut Capital of the World

Area code: 229

Distribution of median household income in Dawson, GA in 2022
Distribution of house value in Dawson, GA in 2022
Dawson satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 6 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2021: 7 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2020: 6 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2019: 5 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2018: 5 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $127,800
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $47,700
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $46,400
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $79,200
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,600
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,600
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $80,600
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $41,800
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2001: 30 buildings, average cost: $26,700
  • 2000: 28 buildings, average cost: $26,700
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $26,700
  • 1998: 28 buildings, average cost: $26,700
  • 1997: 29 buildings, average cost: $26,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Dawson, GA residents
Average permit cost in Dawson, GA
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.9%
Georgia:

2.9%
Historical population in Dawson, GA
Historical housing units in Dawson, GA
Most common industries in Dawson, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (9.4%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Health care (6.0%)
  • Wood products (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.4%)
  • Food (11.3%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Wood products (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.7%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Food (7.5%)
  • Apparel (7.5%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Wood products (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Dawson, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (3.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.1%)
  • Construction laborers (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.3%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)

Average climate in Dawson, Georgia

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 101. This is worse than average.

City:

101
U.S.:

73
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 26.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 24.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 12.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

8.1

Tornado activity:

Dawson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.4 miles away from the Dawson city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/1/2007, a category F3 tornado 12.0 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 11 people and caused $111 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dawson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Georgia state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 173.0 miles away from Dawson center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 184.2 miles away from Dawson center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 200.3 miles away from Dawson 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 199.0 miles away from Dawson center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 200.3 miles away from Dawson center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 262.8 miles away from Dawson center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Terrell County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dawson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Dawson:

  • TERRELL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL INC (475 CINDERELLA LANE BOX 150)
  • DAWSON HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (1159 GEORGIA AVE. S.E.)
  • DAWSON MANOR (1159 GEORGIA AVE S E BOX 607)
  • DCI DAWSON (806 FORREST DRIVE)

Airports located in Dawson:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dawson:

  • Darton State College (about 19 miles; Albany, GA; Full-time enrollment: 5,000)
  • Albany Technical College (about 22 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,707)
  • Albany State University (about 23 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,662)
  • Georgia Southwestern State University (about 24 miles; Americus, GA; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 58 miles; Tifton, GA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Columbus State University (about 59 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 6,876)
  • Columbus Technical College (about 60 miles; Columbus, GA; FT enrollment: 3,241)

Public high school in Dawson:

  • TERRELL HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 201 GREENWAVE BLVD, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Dawson:

  • TERRELL ACADEMY (Students: 268, Location: 602 ACADEMY DR, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Dawson:

  • COOPER PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 468, Location: 455 GREENWAVE BLVD, Grades: PK-2)
  • TERRELL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 377, Location: 201 GREENWAVE BLVD, Grades: 6-8)
  • CARVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 455 GREENWAVE BLVD., Grades: 3-5)
See full list of schools located in Dawson

Library in Dawson:

  • KINCHAFOONEE REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $932,613; Location: 913 FORRESTER DRIVE, SE; 90,423 books; 1,370 audio materials; 8,420 video materials; 146 state licensed databases; 151 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Dawson: Dawson Country Club (A), Dawson Fire Department (B), Terrell County Jail (C), Terrell County Courthouse (D), Kinchafoonee Regional Library (E), Dawson City Hall (F), National Peanut Research Laboratory (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dawson include: Raines Memorial Baptist Church (A), Presbyterian Church of Dawson (B), First Baptist Church (C), First Assembly of God Church (D), Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit (E), Dawson Methodist Church (F), Dawson Church of Christ (G), Church of God (H), Saint James Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Cedar Hill Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Hotels: Budget Inn (Forrester Drive), Dulex Inn (570 North Main Street).

Birthplace of: Otis Redding - Soul musician, Benjamin J. Davis, Jr. - Politician, Lucius D. Battle - Diplomat, Wayland Flowers - Puppeteer, Walter Washington - politician.

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

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

DAWSON (Population served: 5,624, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-23-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-23-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-02-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-02-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-16-1997), St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-1997), St Intentional no-action (SEP-13-2001)
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.4%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.3%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
84 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Dawson in 2000:

  • 74 people in nursing homes
  • 31 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Dawson (2011 data):

  • Bank of Terrell: Drive-In Branch at 344 E Lee Street, branch established on 1970/09/02; Bank Of Terrell at 250 East Lee Street, branch established on 1999/08/31. Info updated 2007/09/25: Bank assets: $152.6 mil, Deposits: $130.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Georgia Community Bancorp, Incorporated
  • Bank of Dawson: Bank Of Dawson at 201-209 Main Street, branch established on 1911/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $117.3 mil, Deposits: $98.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Dawson Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of Early: Forrester Drive Branch at 917 Forrester Drive, Southeast, branch established on 1935/08/01. Info updated 2007/09/25: Bank assets: $84.4 mil, Deposits: $73.2 mil, headquarters in Blakely, GA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: One South Financial, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Dawson:

Marital status in Dawson, GA
  • Never married: 52.6%
  • Now married: 28.4%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

For population 25 years and over in Dawson:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 11.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Dawson
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,80516
Black Protestant1,1249
Mainline Protestant7159
Other252-
Catholic--
None4,419-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Terrell County:

3.89 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.97 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Terrell County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.2%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Terrell County:

34.8%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Terrell County:

12.8%
State:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Dawson:

46.7%
Georgia:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Dawson:

43.8%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Dawson:

30.6
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Dawson:

18.0%
Georgia:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.3%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Dawson:

6.6
State:

6.7

Overweight people:
Here:

36.9%
Georgia:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

52.3%
Georgia:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

84.3%
State:

80.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dawson, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 12$57,113$57,1131$1,440
Police Protection - Officers 9$38,695$51,5930$0
Police - Other 6$16,027$32,0541$797
Financial Administration 5$18,139$43,5341$2,143
Sewerage 3$17,183$68,7320$0
Water Supply 3$7,400$29,6000$0
Other Government Administration 2$10,425$62,5507$2,400
Gas Supply 1$3,000$36,0000$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 11$4,940
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,040
Totals for Government 41$167,982$49,16523$12,761

Dawson government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,436,000 ($340.45)
    Gas Utilities: $1,218,000 ($288.76)
    Local Fire Protection: $775,000 ($183.74)
    General - Other: $644,000 ($152.68)
    Water Utilities: $626,000 ($148.41)
    Regular Highways: $590,000 ($139.88)
    Sewerage: $540,000 ($128.02)
    Central Staff Services: $436,000 ($103.37)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000 ($4.74)
    Health - Other: $13,000 ($3.08)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($0.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.47)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($0.24)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.24)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($2.84)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $34,000 ($8.06)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $178,000 ($42.20)
    Regular Highways: $49,000 ($11.62)
    General Public Building: $29,000 ($6.88)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($0.24)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($0.95)

Dawson government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,256,000 ($297.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $778,000 ($184.45)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $308,000 ($73.02)
    General Local Government Support: $282,000 ($66.86)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $260,000 ($61.64)
    Sale of Property: $15,000 ($3.56)
    General Revenue - Other: $6,000 ($1.42)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($0.95)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $1,500,000 ($355.62)
    Water Utilities: $597,000 ($141.54)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $42,000 ($9.96)
    General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($0.71)
  • Tax - Property: $605,000 ($143.43)
    Public Utilities Sales: $316,000 ($74.92)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $262,000 ($62.11)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $121,000 ($28.69)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $111,000 ($26.32)
    Other Selective Sales: $26,000 ($6.16)
    Other License: $5,000 ($1.19)

Dawson government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,018,000 ($241.35)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $902,000 ($213.85)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $116,000 ($27.50)

Dawson government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,481,000 ($351.11)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,000 ($9.48)
Businesses in Dawson, GA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Subway1
Goodwill3True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS1
Pizza Hut1

Strongest AM radio stations in Dawson:

  • WJYZ (960 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALG (1590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKTF (1550 AM; 10 kW; VIENNA, GA; Owner: SANTILLANA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMGA (1130 AM; 10 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: RADIO MOULTRIE, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDAK (540 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dawson:

  • WZIQ (106.5 FM; SMITHVILLE, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WKAK (104.5 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWXC (90.7 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: LAMAD MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WEGC (107.7 FM; SASSER, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WDEC-FM (94.7 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: SUMTER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJIZ-FM (96.3 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRAK-FM (97.3 FM; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJAD (103.5 FM; LEESBURG, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNUQ (101.7 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WUNV (91.7 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W273AE (102.5 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WISK-FM (98.7 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: SUMTER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dawson:

  • WACS-TV (Channel 25; DAWSON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W34CZ (Channel 34; ALBANY, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTVM (Channel 9; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WRBL (Channel 3; COLUMBUS, GA; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WABW-TV (Channel 14; PELHAM, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WBKL-LP (Channel 35; ALBANY, GA; Owner: GWENDOLYN BOONE)
Dawson fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Dawson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 52ft / 16.1mTotal length
  • $470,000Total costs
  • 23,630Total average daily traffic
  • 526Total average daily truck traffic
  • 35,445Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Dawson, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Dawson, GA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Dawson)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 105 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Dawson, GA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dawson)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Dawson)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 79. The highest number of fire incidents - 270 took place in 2011, and the least - 17 in 2016. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Dawson, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (53.7%), and Structure Fires (24.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Dawson, GA
    • 72053.7%Outside Fires
    • 32624.3%Structure Fires
    • 24518.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 493.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dawson, GA
Most common first names in Dawson, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Willie8769.5 years
John7773.8 years
Mary7378.4 years
James5568.7 years
Annie5377.5 years
Charlie4970.7 years
William4971.4 years
Robert3769.5 years
Mattie3281.9 years
George3173.3 years
Most common last names in Dawson, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams6376.1 years
Brown5972.8 years
Johnson5671.4 years
Smith4474.1 years
Jones4374.7 years
Jackson3876.4 years
Davis3876.0 years
Watson2473.0 years
Thomas2378.2 years
Lee2280.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dawson, GA
  • 63.7%Electricity
  • 31.5%Utility gas
  • 4.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dawson, GA
  • 63.4%Electricity
  • 31.6%Utility gas
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Wood


Dawson compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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