Dawson, Texas

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Dawson is a town in Navarro County, Texas, United States. The population was 852 at the 2000 census.



Dawson is located at 31°53′44″N 96°42′55″W / 31.89556°N 96.71528°W / 31.89556; -96.71528 (31.895427, -96.715345)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²), of which, 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²) of it is land and 0.56% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 852 people, 361 households, and 229 families residing in the town. The population density was 480.8 people per square mile (185.9/km²). There were 408 housing units at an average density of 230.2/sq mi (89.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 80.99% White, 15.14% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 1.64% from other races, and 2.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.34% of the population.

There were 361 households out of which 25.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $25,658, and the median income for a family was $40,441. Males had a median income of $30,250 versus $20,417 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,190. About 13.2% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.8% of those under age 18 and 27.1% of those age 65 or over.


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