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Dawson County, GA


Metropolitan Statistical Area: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
Designated Market Area: Atlanta, GA-AL-NC
USDA County Type (2015): Recreation/Tourism, Retirement Destination
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Exurbs

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2022 population: 30,138   ( 7,808 from 2010)
Land area: 210.8 square miles
Population density: 143.0 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:26,732 88.70% 28.2%
Black:4441.47% 357.7%
Indian:1160.38% 58.9%
Asian:3521.17% 166.7%
2+ races:4471.48% 80.2%
Hispanic:2,0476.79% 122.5%
Total non-White:3,40611.30% 129.7%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:646 12.1
Deaths:66112.3
Net Migration: 3,37162.9
Net Immigration: 50.1
Change in White population:5,885 26.4
Change in Non-White pop.:1,923 8.6




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
22,330
20,84793.36%
970.43%
730.33%
1320.59%
2481.11%
9204.12%
1,4836.64%

2000
15,999
15,42996.44%
570.36%
570.36%
560.35%
1400.88%
2541.59%
5703.56%

1990
9,429
9,25398.13%
270.29%
1151.22%
00.00%
n/a
340.36%
1761.87%

1980
4,774
4,61496.65%
00.00%
1603.35%
00.00%
n/a
00.00%
1603.35%

1970
3,639
3,63099.75%
00.00%
40.11%
50.14%
n/a
00.00%
9 0.25%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
2,460 15.4
1,3278.3
5,33233.3
1110.7
5,418 33.9
913 5.7
1990's
NumberRate
1,937 20.5
7938.4
6,32567.1
420.4
6,176 65.5
394 4.2
1980's
NumberRate
1,156 24.2
572 12.0
4,155 87.0
n/a
4,639 97.2
16 0.3
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
760 20.9
n/a
984 27.0
151 4.1

Age, Family & Household Data for Dawson County, GA

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
43.9
5,453 18.1%
24,685 81.9%
5,400 17.9%
10,343
2.63
7,425 71.8%
6,043 81.4%
524 7.1%
2,918 28.2%

2010
NumberPercent
40.6
5,083 22.8%
17,247 77.2%
3,132 14.0%
8,433
2.61
6,390 75.8%
5,204 81.4%
398 6.2%
2,043 24.2%

2000
NumberPercent
36.4
4,024 25.2%
11,975 74.8%
1,488 9.3%
6,070
2.62
4,696 77.4%
4,022 85.6%
285 6.1%
1,374 22.6%

1990
NumberPercent
31.9
2,599 27.6%
6,830 72.4%
838 8.9%
3,403
2.75
2,802 82.3%
2,467 88.0%
168 6.0%
601 17.7%

1980
NumberPercent
30.4
1,471 30.8%
3,303 69.2%
504 10.6%
1,678
2.84
1,378 82.1%
1,228 89.1%
63 4.6%
300 17.9%

2022 Housing Data for Dawson County, GA

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units12,118 
Median Value$312,600 
Occupied10,34385.4%
Vacant1,77514.6%
Owned8,29580.2%
Rented2,04819.8%
Median Rent$1,360 
Single-Family Units10,31385.1%
    Detached10,05883.0%
    Attached2552.1%
Buldings with 5+ Units5774.8%
Mobile Homes7165.9%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Dawson County, GA

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0004644.5%
$10,000 to $14,9991911.8%
$15,000 to $19,9992512.4%
$20,000 to $24,9991561.5%
$25,000 to $29,9992822.7%
$30,000 to $34,9993203.1%
$35,000 to $39,9992062.0%
$40,000 to $44,9994594.4%
$45,000 to $49,9995064.9%
$50,000 to $59,9995885.7%
$60,000 to $74,9991,10710.7%
$75,000 to $99,9991,44113.9%
$100,000 to $124,9991,20611.7%
$125,000 to $149,9998508.2%
$150,000 to $199,9991,05310.2%
$200,000 or more1,26312.2%
Median Household Income84,516 
Per Capita Income41,096 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state101 
Compared to U.S.97 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI3373.3%
Public Assistance1551.5%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps8618.3%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed11,38570.3%
Unemployed5373.3%
In Armed Forces860.5%
Total Labor Force12,00874.1%
Not in Labor Force4,19425.9%
Real Unemployment Rate 29.2%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector5,6263,73260.1%
Non-Profit36838748.7%
Self-Employed67570648.9%
Local Government48488635.3%
State Government19625443.6%
Federal Government1856075.5%
Total Private + Self6,3014,43858.7%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.1,2331,58743.7%
Total7,5346,02555.6%
Pct. Govt.15.2%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts2,54118.7%
Sales and Office Occupations3,14023.1%
Professional, Technical3,46225.4%
Service Occupations1,76213.0%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing30.0%
All others2,69919.8%
White Collar 67.2%
Industry
 Number%
Retail trade1,77913.1%
Health care and social assistance1,43610.6%
Manufacturing1,42010.4%
Educational services1,3099.6%
Construction1,2279.0%
Professional, scientific, technical1,1788.7%
Accommodation and food services8015.9%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.7725.7%
Public administration7545.5%
Finance and insurance5394.0%
Information5063.7%
Other services4923.6%
Transportation and warehousing4783.5%
Arts, entertainment, recreation3382.5%
Real estate and rental and leasing2501.8%
Wholesale trade1661.2%
Utilities1020.7%
Management500.4%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction40.0%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting30.0%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Dawson County, GA

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican8363.06%
Puerto Rican890.33%
Cuban2460.90%
Dominican140.05%
Total Central American870.32%
Costa Rican00.00%
Guatemalan700.26%
Honduran00.00%
Nicaraguan170.06%
Panamanian00.00%
Salvadoran00.00%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American2480.91%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian2080.76%
Ecuadorian00.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian400.15%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan00.00%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic720.26%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian1190.44%
Filipino800.29%
Korean110.04%
Chinese20.01%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English24,49194.1%
Spanish1,1354.4%
Other Indo-European1680.6%
Tagalog920.4%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic720.3%
German, other Germanic630.2%
Other Asian20.0%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
English4,70817.2%
Irish3,50912.8%
German3,44212.6%
American2,6989.9%
Italian9323.4%
Scotch-Irish6002.2%
Scottish5402.0%
Polish4861.8%
European3451.3%
Dutch3291.2%
Welsh2881.1%
British2651.0%
Scandinavian2510.9%
Eastern European1820.7%
French1800.7%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen26,96098.6%
Not a citizen3951.4%
Native26,20895.8%
Foreign-born1,1474.2%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Dawson County, GA

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
670 3.4%1,680 8.6%4,281 21.9%6,005 30.7%4,797 24.5%2,146 11.0%
  Average years of education: 13.6
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 670 3.4%
9-12 Years 1,680 8.6%
H.S. Grad or GED 4,281 21.9%
Some College 6,005 30.7%
Bach. Degree 4,797 24.5%
Grad Degree 2,146 11.0%
Average years of education: 13.6

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Dawson County, GA

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 5,236 4,976 260 5.0% 5.4%
1991 5,970 5,688 282 4.7% 5.3%
1992 6,344 5,978 366 5.8% 6.6%
1993 6,801 6,479 322 4.7% 5.7%
1994 7,194 6,913 281 3.9% 5.1%
1995 8,258 7,942 316 3.8% 4.8%
1996 9,045 8,751 294 3.3% 4.6%
1997 10,142 9,855 287 2.8% 4.5%
1998 10,673 10,367 306 2.9% 4.2%
1999 10,411 10,145 266 2.6% 3.8%
2000 8,980 8,739 241 2.7% 3.5%
2001 9,212 8,921 291 3.2% 4.1%
2002 9,489 9,036 453 4.8% 5.3%
2003 9,768 9,362 406 4.2% 5.1%
2004 9,905 9,485 420 4.2% 5.1%
2005 10,306 9,835 471 4.6% 5.7%
2006 10,634 10,198 436 4.1% 5.1%
2007 11,081 10,636 445 4.0% 4.9%
2008 11,334 10,612 722 6.4% 6.8%
2009 11,267 10,089 1,178 10.5% 10.4%
2010 10,997 9,783 1,214 11.0% 10.7%
2011 10,863 9,769 1,094 10.1% 10.1%
2012 10,822 9,908 914 8.4% 9.0%
2013 10,769 9,979 790 7.3% 8.1%
2014 10,779 10,121 658 6.1% 7.1%
2015 10,818 10,256 562 5.2% 6.1%
2016 11,330 10,793 537 4.7% 5.4%
2017 11,987 11,519 468 3.9% 4.8%
2018 12,282 11,867 415 3.4% 4.0%
2019 12,731 12,360 371 2.9% 3.5%
2020 12,319 11,735 584 4.7% 6.5%
2021 13,137 12,784 353 2.7% 3.9%
2022 13,427 13,097 330 2.5% 3.0%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com