Dawson County, GA

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2022 Population
27,355
4.4% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
43.9
0.903% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.64%
0.203% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$84,516
8.87% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$312,600
17.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Dawson County, GA had a population of 27.4k people with a median age of 43.9 and a median household income of $84,516. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Dawson County, GA grew from 26,202 to 27,355, a 4.4% increase and its median household income grew from $77,630 to $84,516, a 8.87% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dawson County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.94%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.43%), White (Hispanic) (2.11%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.31%).

None of the households in Dawson County, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.6% of the residents in Dawson County, GA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Dawson County, GA was $312,600, and the homeownership rate was 80.2%.

Most people in Dawson County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Dawson County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Dawson County, GA is home to a population of 27.4k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.19% of Dawson County, GA residents were born outside of the country (1.15k people).

In 2022, there were 30.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.4k people) in Dawson County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 804 Two+ (Hispanic) and 665 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.6% of Dawson County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Dawson County, GA was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dawson County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    24.4k ± 234
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    804 ± 298
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    665 ± 235
5.82%
Hispanic Population
1.59k people

In 2022, there were 30.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.4k people) in Dawson County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 804 Two+ (Hispanic) and 665 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.82% of the people in Dawson County, GA are hispanic (1.59k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Dawson County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.19%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.15k people
3.57%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
936 people

As of 2022, 4.19% of Dawson County, GA residents (1.15k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dawson County, GA was 3.57%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    459 ± 166
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    357 ± 122
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    255 ± 131

Dawson County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Dawson County, GA employs 13.6k people. The largest industries in Dawson County, GA are Retail Trade (1,779 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,436 people), and Manufacturing (1,420 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($131,111), Information ($113,750), and Public Administration ($78,667).

Occupations

13.6k
2022 Value
± 945
6.67%
1 Year growth
± 9.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dawson County, GA grew at a rate of 6.67%, from 12.8k employees to 13.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dawson County, GA, are Management Occupations (1,725 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,720 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,420 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dawson County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.6k
2022 Value
± 945
6.67%
1 Year growth
± 9.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dawson County, GA grew at a rate of 6.67%, from 12.8k employees to 13.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dawson County, GA, are Retail Trade (1,779 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,436 people), and Manufacturing (1,420 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dawson County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Dawson County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$56,004
Median earning men ± $6,538
$40,057
Median earning women ± $2,739

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($121,513), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($100,662), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($88,426).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($95,250), Information ($68,529), and Construction ($61,420).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 203
    Retail Trade
  2. 166
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 118
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Dawson County, GA went to Donald J. Trump with 83.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (15.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.23%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dawson County, GA was $312,600 in 2022, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $266,000 to $312,600, a 17.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Dawson County, GA is 80.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Dawson County, GA have an average commute time of 30.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dawson County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$312,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$23,984
$8,295
Median Property Taxes
±$669

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dawson County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Dawson County, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

80.2%
Homeownership
2022
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.2% of the housing units in Dawson County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.4%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the tracts in Dawson County, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$84,516
Median Household Income
± $5,754
10.3k
Number of Households
± 837

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.3k households in Dawson County, GA grew to $84,516 from the previous year's value of $77,630.

The following chart displays the households in Dawson County, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dawson County, GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.7%)
  3. Carpooled (9.63%)

In 2022, 74.3% of workers in Dawson County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.7%) and those who carpooled to work (9.63%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

30.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dawson County, GA have a longer commute time (30.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.6% of the workforce in Dawson County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Dawson County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dawson County, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.64% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dawson County, GA (2.62k out of 27.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dawson County, GA is White, followed by Asian and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

86.1% of the population of Dawson County, GA has health coverage, with 47.9% on employee plans, 9.38% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 0.803% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Dawson County, GA see 1450 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.02% increase from the previous year (1394 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1937 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 904 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,450 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Dawson County, GA

Primary care physicians in Dawson County, GA see an average of 1,450 patients per year. This represents a 4.02% increase from the previous year (1,394 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Dawson County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.9% under 18 years, 19.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50% were men and 50% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.9%
Uninsured
47.9%
Employer Coverage
9.38%
Medicaid
16.4%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
0.803%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dawson County, GA declined by 3.44% from 14.4% to 13.9%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Dawson County, GA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 29.7% in Dawson County, GA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.8% in Dawson County, GA.

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