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Income/capita 7%
Household income 0%
Unemployment 72%
IndexDawsonIllinoisNational
Income per capita$27,865$31,502$29,829
Median household income$55,417$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$55,972$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$47,500$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$36,000$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$27,969$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate1.3%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level8.5%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Dawson is 7% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Dawson is equal to the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Dawson is 72% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Dawson is 44% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $36,940$55,417$110,834
      City
      $39,460$59,196$118,392
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Dawson median earnings by income bracket

      Dawson employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry4.4%1.2%
      Manufacturing sector7.1%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services1.6%10.1%
      Wholesale & retail services36.1%7.1%
      Public administration25.1%13.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.5%0.0%
      Education, health & social services5.5%36.3%
      Other14.8%27.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Leland Grove, IL1,625$95,41772%
      Sherman, IL4,404$94,69571%
      Rochester, IL3,687$89,75062%
      Spaulding, IL766$86,25056%
      Williamsville, IL1,346$85,00054%
      Dawson, IL544$55,4170%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bryson, TX544$35,65236%
      Shelbyville, MO544$41,66725%
      La Paz Valley, AZ544$45,03819%
      Naknek, AK544$79,68844%
      Murrayville, IL544$38,12531%
      Dawson, IL544$55,4170%
      Source: The Dawson, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).