Dawson County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History Chart»   «Population Projection Chart»   «Group Quarters»   «Census 2020 Redistricting Data (county level only)»
Estimate 2023:12,004More data
Estimate 2022:12,176 
Estimate 2021:12,367 
Census 2020: See note at the bottom of the page.12,456More data
Census 2010:13,833More data
Census 2000:14,985More data
Population of the County Seat (Lamesa)
Census 2020:8,674 
Census 2010:9,422 
Census 2000:9,952 
POPULATION OF PLACES IN DAWSON COUNTY - 2022 Estimates (Census Bureau)
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Ackerly city (pt.):163More data
Lamesa city:8,425More data
Los Ybanez city:21More data
O'Donnell city (pt.):99More data
GENERAL INFORMATION
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau)
Land Area:900.3More data
Water Area:1.8More data
Total Area:902.1More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2020:13.84More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2020 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:70.09More data
Percent Rural:29.91More data
DEMOGRAPHICS
Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin»
Percent Hispanic:58.9%More data
Race - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:88.4%More data
Percent African American Alone:7.1%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.5%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.8%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2022 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:32.8%More data
Percent Not Hispanic African American Alone:6.0%More data
Age - 2022 (Census Bureau Estimates)     «Age Groups Chart»
17 and Under:25.5%More data
65 and Older:14.0%More data
85 and Older:1.5%More data
Median Age:33.4More data
Income
Per Capita Income - 2022 (BEA):     «Per Capita Income History Chart»$48,456More data
Total Personal Income - 2022 (BEA):$587,774,000More data
Median Household Income - 2022 (Census Bureau):     «Median Household Income History Chart»$48,801More data
Poverty - 2022 (Census Bureau)     «Poverty Chart»
Percent of Population in Poverty:22.2%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:27.9%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2018-2022 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)     «ACS 5-Year Estimates, S1501, Educational Attainment»
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:70.2% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:13.5% 
Pay (BLS)     «Pay History Chart»
Average Annual Pay - 2022:$52,225More data
Average Annual Pay - 2021:$44,767 
Average Annual Pay - 2020:$42,865 
Average Annual Pay - 2019:$41,594 
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$40,178 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)     «Unemployment History Chart»
Unemployment Rate - 2023:4.2More data
Unemployment Rate - 2022:4.4 
Unemployment Rate - 2021:6.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2020:8.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.9 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2022
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»   «Tax Rate History with Chart»$0.900000More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»   «Levy History with Chart»$1,318,641,590More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$898,488,580More data
Total Actual Levy:$8,090,099More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History     «Sales Tax History Chart»
CY 2023:$1,717,882More data
CY 2022:$1,438,199 
CY 2021:$1,050,034 
CY 2020:$890,440 
CY 2019:$1,030,253 
ROAD INVENTORY WITHIN DAWSON COUNTY (TXDOT)
Centerline Miles - 2022
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:66.406More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:66.529More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:179.605More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:312.540More data
City Streets:82.665More data
Certified County Roads:923.607More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,006.272More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,318.812More data
Lane Miles - 2022
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:211.567More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:167.652More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:361.426More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:740.645More data
City Streets:166.832More data
Certified County Roads:1,847.214More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,014.046More data
County Total:2,754.691More data
Miles Travelled on County Roads     «Mileage History with Chart»
LINKS TO ADDITIONAL DATA
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2021»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2022»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»     «2017 County Profile»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Dawson County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Dawson County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Dawson County»

Special Districts in Dawson County.
School Districts in Dawson County.
History of City Tax Rates in Dawson County.

Airports in Dawson County.
Hospitals in Dawson County.
Prisons in Dawson County.

NOTE ON THE 2020 CENSUS POPULATION DATA
On Feb. 28, 2024, the U.S. Census Bureau released the final, full set of errata tables for the 2020 Census Count Question Resolution (CQR) program. The CQR gave tribal, state and local governments the opportunity to ask the Census Bureau to review their boundaries or housing counts to identify errors that may have occurred while processing their 2020 Census counts. Upon review, the agency made changes to the total populations of three counties: Martin (from 5,237 to 5,247); Midland (from 169,983 to 169,974); and Reeves (from 14,748 to 14,747). As stated in the Federal Register/Vol. 86, No. 207/Friday, October 29, 2021 (Introduction): No new census information products will be created by the 2020 Census CQR and no revisions will be made to 2020 Census information products, such as the apportionment counts delivered to the President for apportionment or the 2020 Census Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Files and Geographic Products. The 2020 Census counts shown above in the table are the original counts from the 2020 Census Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data Files and do not reflect the changes made due to the CQR program.