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Dawson, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Dawson had a population of 498 as of July 1, 2019. 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 39.8528 and longitude -89.4634 in Sangamon County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Dawson 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.


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Dawson, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Dawson, IL Housing Affordability Index is 268
State of Illinois Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Dawson, IL Wealth Index is 95
State of Illinois Wealth Index is 105
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 498
Population in Households 498
Population in Families 402
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 563
Diversity Index1 5
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $66,289
Average Household Income $82,008
Per Capita Income $34,782
Wealth Index3 95

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 228 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 175 (76.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $131,395
Housing Affordability Index2 268
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 210
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 144
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.24% -0.28%
Households -0.15% -0.19%
Families 0.38% -0.42%
Median Household Income   3.43%
Per Capita Income   3.84%

Dawson, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dawson to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 1266 8th
Median Household Income # 457 67th
Per Capita Income # 329 76th

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