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Income/capita 47%
Household income 39%
Unemployment 81%
IndexDawsonTexasNational
Income per capita$15,801$27,828$29,829
Median household income$33,958$54,727$55,322
Median income owner occupied$44,167$70,980$70,586
Median income renter occupied$17,917$36,330$35,192
Median earnings male$20,726$36,153$36,919
Median earnings female$20,938$25,035$26,250
Unemployment rate8.4%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level15.1%16.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Dawson is 47% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Dawson is 39% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Dawson is 81% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Dawson is equal to the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $22,636$33,958$67,916
      City
      $36,481$54,727$109,454
      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 industry14.2%1.5%
      Manufacturing sector27.3%2.3%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%5.3%
      Wholesale & retail services5.5%8.4%
      Public administration3.3%9.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.4%4.6%
      Education, health & social services8.2%55.7%
      Other37.2%0.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Retreat, TX449$55,9091%
      Penelope, TX156$53,7503%
      Oak Valley, TX454$50,00010%
      Barry, TX300$49,16711%
      Malone, TX340$44,09120%
      Dawson, TX832$33,95839%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Eden, UT832$73,87534%
      Arlington, WI832$77,50040%
      Aspermont, TX832$27,35651%
      Pellston, MI832$32,33342%
      Rolling Hills CDP, CA832$103,02686%
      Dawson, TX832$33,95839%
      Source: The Dawson, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).