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Dawson, North Dakota
Post office in Dawson
Post office in Dawson
Location of Dawson, North Dakota
Location of Dawson, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Kidder
Area
 • Total 0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Land 0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,752 ft (534 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 74
 • Density 190.62/sq mi (73.67/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
58428
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-18260
GNIS feature ID 1028621

Dawson is a city in Kidder County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 74 at the 2020 census.

History

Dawson was laid out in 1882 by J. Dawson Thompson, and named for him. A post office has been in operation at Dawson since 1881.

Geography

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).

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.

Demographics

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%
2020 74 21.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
2020 Census

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

2010 census

As of the census 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.

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