Dawson County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:12,728More data
Estimate 2018:12,605 
Estimate 2017:12,744 
Estimate 2016:12,999 
Estimate 2015:12,987 
Estimate 2014:13,445 
Estimate 2013:13,219 
Estimate 2012:13,611 
Estimate 2011:13,747 
Census 2010:13,833More data
Census 2000:14,985More data
Population of the County Seat (Lamesa)
Census 2010:9,422 
Census 2000:9,952 
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.):154More data
Lamesa city:9,042More data
Los Ybanez city:19More data
O'Donnell city (pt.):115More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:900.3More data
Water Area:1.8More data
Total Area:902.1More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:15.36More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:83.71More data
Percent Rural:16.29More data
Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:58.1%More data
Race - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:90.0%More data
Percent African American Alone:6.1%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.2%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.5%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:34.9%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:5.1%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:25.6%More data
65 and Older:14.9%More data
85 and Older:1.9%More data
Median Age:33.8More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$37,111More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$468,302,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$43,726More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:22.9%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:29.9%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:72.7% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:12.5% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$40,178More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$38,283 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$37,113 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$37,161 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$38,939 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:3.9More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:4.3 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:4.8 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:5.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.5 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.856621More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$1,263,512,450More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$781,825,830More data
Total Actual Levy:$6,685,600More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$1,030,253More data
CY 2018:$1,036,597 
CY 2017:$764,258 
CY 2016:$720,133 
CY 2015:$860,145 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:66.315More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:65.036More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:179.603More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:310.954More data
City Streets:82.398More data
Certified County Roads:922.828More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,005.226More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:1,316.180More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:211.252More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:136.390More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:362.400More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:0.000More data
On-System Subtotal:710.042More data
City Streets:166.298More data
Certified County Roads:1,845.656More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.000More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,011.954More data
County Total:2,721.996More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2017»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Dawson County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
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.