Dawson, Georgia

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Dawson is a city in and the county seat of Terrell County, Georgia, United States.[3] The population was 5,058 at the 2000 census.[1] Incorporated on December 22, 1857, the city is named for Senator William Crosby Dawson.[citation needed]

Dawson is part of the Albany, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Dawson is located at 31°46′26″N 84°26′27″W / 31.77389°N 84.44083°W / 31.77389; -84.44083 (31.773969, -84.440870).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,058 people, 1,791 households, and 1,276 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,373.5 people per square mile (530.7/km²). There were 1,967 housing units at an average density of 534.1/sq mi (206.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 21.49% White, 77.26% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.

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