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Dawson, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Dawson had a population of 363 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Dawson is located at latitude 40.0472 and longitude -79.6569 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Dawson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 853 feet.

The Borough of Dawson (GNIS ID: 1215225) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2016.

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Dawson, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 363
Population in Households 363
Population in Familes 296
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,249
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 149
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 101
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $72,222
Average Home Value $79,630


Median Household Income $37,455
Average Household Income $45,192
Per Capita Income $18,616
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.18% -0.28%
Households 0.0% -0.27%
Families -0.16% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Dawson, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dawson to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 1454 18th
Population Density1 # 619 65th
Diversity Index2 # 921 47th
Median Household Income # 1504 15th
Per Capita Income # 1646 7th

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