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Dawson, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Dawson had a population of 344 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Dawson is located at latitude 40.047 and longitude -79.6545 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Dawson 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.

The Borough of Dawson is located within Township of Lower Tyrone, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Dawson, PA Housing Affordability Index is 305
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
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, PA Wealth Index is 45
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
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 344 (100%)
Population in Households 344 (100.0%)
Population in Families 279 (81.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 2,131
Diversity Index2 12
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,366
Average Household Income $52,824
Per Capita Income $21,883
Wealth Index4 45

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 108 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $76,923
Housing Affordability Index3 305
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 141
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 95
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 -0.7% -0.71%
Households -0.59% -0.72%
Families -0.77% -0.64%
Median Household Income   3.12%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

Dawson, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dawson to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania 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 # 1469 17th
Population Density # 647 63rd
Diversity Index # 953 46th
Median Household Income # 1444 18th
Per Capita Income # 1551 12th

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