Welcome to Dawson County

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  • Population: 12,456; (2020 Census)
  • County seat: Lamesa
  • Dawson County, founded in 1876, was named for Texas Revolution soldier, Nicholas Mosby Dawson. 

American Community Survey 5-Year Data Profile

Major Towns

  • Lamesa – County Seat

School Districts

Dawson County Resources

Dawson County

Population

Total Population

12,267

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

37

Diversity Index

79.000

Housing & Income

Households

4,009

Total Housing Units

4,813


Owner Occupied

2,881

Renter Occupied

1,128

Vacant

804

Median Home Value

$88,418


Average Home Value

$156,847

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.69%

Income Projection

Median Household

$51,714 $59,335


Average Household

$73,421 $84,145


Per Capita

$24,113 $27,536

Workforce

Total Businesses

511

Total Employed

4,928

Workers 16+

4,416

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

53

Employed

821

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

16

Employed

701

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

73

Employed

670

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

35

Employed

557

2022 Construction Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

33

Employed

542

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

36

Employed

395

Some
High School

1,125

Graduated
High School

2,119

Associates
Degree

366

Bachelor's
Degree

1,137

Graduate
Degree

236

Average Commute Time

17 min.



Resident Commuters

3,539

Non-Resident Commuters

854

Drive Alone

3,381

Carpooled

642

Public

0

Work At Home

240


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