Dawson, IL Population

Population: 466. Estimated population in July 2020: 448 (-3.9% change)
Males: 229 (49.1%), Females: 237 (50.9%)

Sangamon County

Zip code: 62520

Median resident age: 38.7 years
Median household income: $51,250
Median house value: $78,800

Races in Dawson:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)

Ancestries: English (22.3%), German (22.3%), United States (11.2%), Irish (9.2%), French (3.0%), Lithuanian (2.8%).

Elevation: 599 feet

Land area: 0.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Dawson

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dawson village

  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 56.2%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -73 (-13.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Dawson:

  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 13 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • ST JOHNS HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dawson:

  • CAPITAL (about 15 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Abbreviation: SPI)
  • DECATUR (about 43 miles; DECATUR, IL; Abbreviation: DEC)
  • GREATER PEORIA REGIONAL (about 57 miles; PEORIA, IL; Abbreviation: PIA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Dawson:

  • LOGAN COUNTY (about 23 miles; LINCOLN, IL; Abbreviation: AAA)
  • TAYLORVILLE MUNI (about 25 miles; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Abbreviation: TAZ)
  • PEKIN MUNI (about 46 miles; PEKIN, IL; Abbreviation: C15)
Amtrak station near Dawson:

  • 14 miles: SPRINGFIELD (WASHINGTON & 3RD STS.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dawson:

  • LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,756)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT SPRINGFIELD (about 13 miles; Springfield, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,357)
  • MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY (about 32 miles; DECATUR, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,274)
  • ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; NORMAL, IL; Full-time enrollment: 18,785)
  • HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 57 miles; Normal, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,390)
  • BRADLEY UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; PEORIA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,262)
  • ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 62 miles; BLOOMINGTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,019)

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