Dawson, North Dakota

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Dawson is a city in Kidder County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 75 at the 2000 census.



Dawson was founded in 1880. It was named for Joshua Dawson Thompson, a settler.[3]


Dawson is located at 46°52′2″N 99°45′9″W / 46.86722°N 99.7525°W / 46.86722; -99.7525 (46.867102, -99.752439)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 75 people, 38 households, and 16 families residing in the city. The population density was 186.9 people per square mile (72.4/km²). There were 52 housing units at an average density of 129.6/sq mi (50.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 38 households out of which 18.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.6% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 55.3% were non-families. 52.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 36.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 14.7% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 30.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 127.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,833, and the median income for a family was $22,917. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,192. There were no families and 20.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 23.3% of those over 64.

Dawson has a veteran's memorial wall to honor soldiers in foreign wars.

See also


Dawson | Pettibone | Robinson | Steele | Tappen | Tuttle

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