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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B+
Dawson County is located in Texas with a population of 13,095. Living in Dawson County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Dawson County and residents tend to be conservative.
Population
13,095

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$66,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$571
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    498.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    95.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    31.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    933.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,821.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    180.3
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%

Working in Dawson County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,201
National
$55,322

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