Dawson, GA
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Dawson is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 4,353 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Dawson is the 155th largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dawson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dawson is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dawson who work in sales jobs (14.83%), office and administrative support (13.38%), and teaching (7.68%).

The population of Dawson has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.47% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Dawson in 2010 was $11,685, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $46,740 for a family of four. Dawson also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 48.34% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Dawson is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dawson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dawson residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Dawson include English, Italian, German, and African.

The most common language spoken in Dawson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.

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