Dawson, North Dakota

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Dawson, North Dakota
City
Post office in Dawson
Post office in Dawson
Location of Dawson, North Dakota
Location of Dawson, North Dakota
Coordinates: 46°52′2″N 99°45′9″W / 46.86722°N 99.75250°W / 46.86722; -99.75250Coordinates: 46°52′2″N 99°45′9″W / 46.86722°N 99.75250°W / 46.86722; -99.75250
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Kidder
Area[1]
 • Total 0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Land 0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,752 ft (534 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 61
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 62
 • Density 179.4/sq mi (69.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 58428
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-18260
GNIS feature ID 1028621[4]

Dawson is a city in Kidder County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 61 at the 2010 census.[5]

History[edit]

Dawson was founded in 1880. It was named for Joshua Dawson Thompson, a settler.[6]

Geography[edit]

Dawson is located at 46°52′2″N 99°45′9″W / 46.86722°N 99.75250°W / 46.86722; -99.75250 (46.867102, -99.752439).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 298
1930 306 2.7%
1940 263 −14.1%
1950 280 6.5%
1960 206 −26.4%
1970 131 −36.4%
1980 144 9.9%
1990 78 −45.8%
2000 75 −3.8%
2010 61 −18.7%
Est. 2013 62 1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2013 Estimate[9]

Dawson has a veteran's memorial wall to honor soldiers in foreign wars.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 61 people, 30 households, and 16 families residing in the city. The population density was 179.4 inhabitants per square mile (69.3 /km2). There were 54 housing units at an average density of 158.8 per square mile (61.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.2% of the population.

There were 30 households of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.7% were non-families. 46.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age in the city was 52.5 years. 21.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.4% were from 25 to 44; 32.8% were from 45 to 64; and 23% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 57.4% male and 42.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 75 people, 38 households, and 16 families residing in the city. The population density was 186.9 people per square mile (72.4/km²). There were 52 housing units at an average density of 129.6 per square mile (50.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 38 households out of which 18.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.6% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 55.3% were non-families. 52.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 36.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 14.7% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 30.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 127.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,833, and the median income for a family was $22,917. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,192. There were no families and 20.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 23.3% of those over 64.

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