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Dawson is a village in Sangamon County, in the Springfield metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Dawson. For links to other places called Dawson, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Dawson is 39.852N. The longitude is -89.463W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 600 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 466.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dawson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sangamon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62520 ZIP code.
26% of Dawson residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dawson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dawson was $19,686, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Dawson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Dawson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $378. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $853.
Sangamon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dawson political report.
The average commute time for Dawson workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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