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Dawson, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Dawson had a population of 501 as of July 1, 2018. Dawson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dawson is located at latitude 39.8533 and longitude -89.4627 in Sangamon County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Dawson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sangamon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 597 feet.

The Village of Dawson (GNIS ID: 2398689) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Dawson is located within Township of Mechanicsburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sangamon County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dawson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Dawson, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 501
Population in Households 501
Population in Familes 408
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 566
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $55,662
Average Household Income $67,105
Per Capita Income $28,430


Total Housing Units 228 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 174 (76.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $97,333
Average Home Value $110,057


Total Households 212
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 145
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.19% -0.16%
Households -0.06% -0.09%
Families 0.51% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   3.48%

Dawson, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dawson to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 935 32nd
Population Density # 1037 24th
Diversity Index # 1254 8th
Median Household Income # 640 53rd
Per Capita Income # 626 54th

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