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Dawson, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Dawson Census Designated Place had a population of 101 as of July 1, 2017. Dawson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dawson is located at latitude 39.4758 and longitude -78.9486 in Allegany County. The formal boundaries for the Dawson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Allegany County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 764 feet.

The Dawson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2583606) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Dawson Census Designated Place is located within District 31, McCoole, a minor civil division (MCD) of Allegany County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dawson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Dawson, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 101
Daytime Population: Workers 3
Daytime Population: Residents 60
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 63
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 101
Population in Familes 82
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 195
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $53,303
Average Household Income $63,031
Per Capita Income $27,140


Total Housing Units 49 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 37 (75.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $89,063
Average Home Value $144,595


Total Households 43
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 29
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.27% -0.4%
Households -0.32% -0.47%
Families -1.35% -0.7%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Dawson, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dawson to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 486 6th
Population Density # 474 9th
Diversity Index # 493 5th
Median Household Income # 411 21st
Per Capita Income # 362 30th

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