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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Housing
    A-
  3. Nightlife
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    B+
  5. Diversity
    C+
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    B+
  9. Health & Fitness
    A-
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    C-
Dawson County is located in Georgia with a population of 23,861. In Dawson County, most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Dawson County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Dawson County are above average.
Population
23,861

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$215,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$857
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Dawson County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Dawson County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,805
National
$55,322

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    Dawson County Reviews

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    Dawson County has recently expanded its retail experience from just an outlet mall to a vast array of retail shops and restaurants, making the need to travel outside of Dawson County for various reasons unnecessary. Because of this, Dawson County has become a convenient, fun, and accessible while still maintaining a low cost of living. The education system for the area could be better, but they are now working on that as well, expanding their educational resources, courses, clubs, and creating more educational opportunities for their students. The greatest downside to Dawson County is the tremendous lack of diversity.
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    Dawson County has been relatively small and quiet until recently I believe it is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. I love that new things are up and arising however with that comes people, traffic, and crime. We have seen an increase in all of these, that I do not like. Dawson county offers Kayaking, fishing, hiking, and shopping. I personally like the outdoors and am glad that there is many things to do outdoors in Dawson County. At this point though I wish they would stop the growth and maintain the county as is.
    Dawson County is my hometown. It was a small town when I was growing up. Now it's growing up. The recent growth in Dawsonville is something I'm not excited about being a native of the small-town feel, however, it is much more convenient having everything within a short driving distance.