Dawson, Iowa

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Dawson, Iowa
City
Dawson Water Tower
Dawson Water Tower
Location of Dawson, Iowa
Location of Dawson, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°50′37″N 94°13′17″W / 41.84361°N 94.22139°W / 41.84361; -94.22139Coordinates: 41°50′37″N 94°13′17″W / 41.84361°N 94.22139°W / 41.84361; -94.22139
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Dallas
Government
 • Mayor Colton Morman
Area[1]
 • Total 0.48 sq mi (1.24 km2)
 • Land 0.48 sq mi (1.24 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,037 ft (316 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 131
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 132
 • Density 273/sq mi (105.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50066
Area code(s) 515
FIPS code 19-19135
GNIS feature ID 0455814

Dawson is a city in Dallas County, Iowa, United States. The population was 131 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Dawson is located at 41°50′37″N 94°13′17″W / 41.84361°N 94.22139°W / 41.84361; -94.22139 (41.843698, -94.221335).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.48 square miles (1.24 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 275 —    
1920 300 +9.1%
1930 262 −12.7%
1940 289 +10.3%
1950 286 −1.0%
1960 257 −10.1%
1970 232 −9.7%
1980 229 −1.3%
1990 174 −24.0%
2000 155 −10.9%
2010 131 −15.5%
2016 132 +0.8%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 131 people, 52 households, and 33 families residing in the city. The population density was 272.9 inhabitants per square mile (105.4/km2). There were 63 housing units at an average density of 131.3 per square mile (50.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.1% White, 0.8% African American, 1.5% from other races, and 4.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.6% of the population.

There were 52 households of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.5% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.27.

The median age in the city was 37.3 years. 31.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.7% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 54.2% male and 45.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 155 people, 60 households, and 48 families residing in the city. The population density was 324.2 people per square mile (124.7/km²). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 140.1 per square mile (53.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.13% White, 1.29% from other races, and 2.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population.

There were 60 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 16.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city, the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $45,250. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $25,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,524. None of the families and 2.4% of the population were living below the poverty line.

Government[edit]

Colton Morman, who was 18 at the time, won the 2009 election for mayor of Dawson with 29 votes or 53.7 percent.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ McGlothlen, John (November 4, 2009). "18-year-old elected mayor of Dawson, Iowa". The Gazette. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 

External links[edit]

  • City-Data Comprehensive statistical data and more about Dawson