Dawson, Minnesota

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Dawson is a city in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,539 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), all of it land. The West Branch of the Lac qui Parle River flows through the city.[3] The West Branch of The Lac qui Parle River flows into the Lac qui Parle River south of Dawson. U.S. Route 212 serves as a main route in the city.


Well known for good hunting land. Generally, has a high population of pheasant, duck, and deer. Popular hunting area for many out of area hunters.

Local businesses

Cenex. Casey's. Duebers. Country Bargains. Picket Fence Motel. Tim's Food Pride. Marcs on Main. Randy's Barber Shop. Gruwell Electric. Dairy Queen. TAC


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,539 people, 677 households, and 398 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,043.4 people per square mile (404.2/km²). There were 756 housing units at an average density of 512.6/sq mi (198.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.25% White, 0.19% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.32% Asian, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 677 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 3.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.2% were non-families. 39.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 29.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.

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