Dawson, TX Population

Population: 852. Estimated population in July 2020: 906 (+6.3% change)
Males: 405 (47.5%), Females: 447 (52.5%)

Navarro County

Zip code: 76639

Median resident age: 40.3 years
Median household income: $25,658
Median house value: $36,100

Races in Dawson:

  • White Non-Hispanic (77.9%)
  • Black (15.1%)
  • Hispanic (6.3%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Other race (1.6%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (21.5%), United States (11.5%), German (7.3%), English (6.1%), French (2.8%), Polish (1.9%).

Land area: 1.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Dawson

  • High school or higher: 72.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dawson town

  • Never married: 17.4%
  • Now married: 57.9%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 14.3%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

3.5% Foreign born (2.8% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +86 (+11.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Dawson:

  • PARKVIEW REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; MEXIA, TX)
  • NAVARRO REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; CORSICANA, TX)
  • HILL REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; HILLSBORO, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dawson:

  • WACO REGIONAL (about 41 miles; WACO, TX; Abbreviation: ACT)
  • DALLAS LOVE FIELD (about 66 miles; DALLAS, TX; Abbreviation: DAL)
  • DRAUGHON-MILLER CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL (about 70 miles; TEMPLE, TX; Abbreviation: TPL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Dawson:

  • MEXIA-LIMESTONE CO (about 24 miles; MEXIA, TX; Abbreviation: LXY)
  • C DAVID CAMPBELL FIELD-CORSICANA MUNI (about 25 miles; CORSICANA, TX; Abbreviation: CRS)
  • WINGS FOR CHRIST INTL FLIGHT ACADEMY (about 29 miles; WACO, TX; Abbreviation: 73F)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dawson:

  • NAVARRO COLLEGE (about 23 miles; CORSICANA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,842)
  • TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE-WACO (about 33 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,218)
  • BAYLOR UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 13,183)
  • MCLENNAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 39 miles; WACO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,658)
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW COLLEGE (about 59 miles; DALLAS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,029)
  • DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 59 miles; DALLAS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,496)
  • SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; DALLAS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,231)

Schools

Public high school in Dawson:

  • DAWSON H S (Students: 130; Location: 199 N SCHOOL AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Dawson:

  • DAWSON EL (Students: 235; Location: 199 N SCHOOL AVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • DAWSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 111; Location: 199 N SCHOOL AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)

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