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Dawson, Iowa
Dawson Water Tower
Dawson Water Tower
Location of Dawson, Iowa
Location of Dawson, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Dallas
Area
 • Total 0.49 sq mi (1.28 km2)
 • Land 0.49 sq mi (1.28 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,037 ft (316 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 116
 • Density 234.34/sq mi (90.51/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
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 116 at the time of the 2020 census. It is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

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).

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.

Demographics

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%
2020 116 −11.5%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
DawsonIowaPopPlot
The population of Dawson, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 131 people, 52 households, and 33 families living 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.

Education

The Perry Community School District operates local area public schools.

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