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Dawson County, TX
The county was named for Nicholas Mosby Dawson, military leader killed in battle in 1842

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Dawson County is one of 254 counties in Texas.

The county is in the Lamesa metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 14,383. This was a decrease of  -4.02% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$28,211
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Dawson County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Dawson County was $19,208. This was an increase of 5.3% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 62% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Lamesa
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 4 in production of peanuts
(1997 Census of Agriculture)

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6% of Dawson County residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dawson County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Dawson County include Fairview Cemetery, Lamesa Memorial Park, Midway Cemetery, ODonnell Cemetery, Plain View Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Dawson County include Ackerly, Lamesa, Los Ybanez ... View communities

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School districts in Dawson County include Dawson ISD, Klondike ISD, Lamesa ISD, Sands CISD ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries in Dawson County include Dawson County Public Library ... View libraries

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Dawson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dawson County political report.

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