Dawson, Iowa

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Dawson is a city in Dallas County, Iowa, United States. The population was 155 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Dawson is located at 41°50′37″N 94°13′17″W / 41.84361°N 94.22139°W / 41.84361; -94.22139 (41.843698, -94.221335)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 155 people, 60 households, and 48 families residing in the city. The population density was 324.2 people per square mile (124.7/km²). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 140.1/sq mi (53.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.13% White, 1.29% from other races, and 2.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population.

There were 60 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $45,250. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $25,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,524. None of the families and 2.4% of the population were living below the poverty line.

See also


Adel | Bouton | Clive‡ | Dallas Center | Dawson | De Soto | Dexter | Granger‡ | Grimes‡ | Linden | Minburn | Perry | Redfield | Urbandale‡ | Van Meter | Waukee | West Des Moines‡ | Woodward

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