Dawson is a very small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 4,126 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Dawson is the 155th largest community in Georgia.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Dawson is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.09% of the Dawson workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Dawson is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dawson who work in sales jobs (13.81%), office and administrative support (12.26%), and management occupations (8.63%).
In Dawson, just 10.82% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Dawson in 2018 was $17,337, which is lower middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,348 for a family of four. However, Dawson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Dawson also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 39.41% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Dawson is a very 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, Scots-Irish, Irish, German, and European.
The most common language spoken in Dawson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.