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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Dawson is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.20% 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, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dawson who work in sales jobs (13.11%), office and administrative support (12.75%), and teaching (7.87%).

Dawson, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.

The citizens of Dawson have a very low rate of college education: just 7.13% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Dawson in 2010 was $11,785, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $47,140 for a family of four. Dawson also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 49.19% 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 Norwegian.

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

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