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.
When you are in Dawson, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.09% of Dawson’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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%).
The rate of college-level education in Dawson is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.82% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
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.