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Dawson Springs is a city in Hopkins County, in the Madisonville metro area.
The community was named for Bryant N. Dawson, who donated land for the railroad station and served as first postmaster
The latitude of Dawson Springs is 37.167N. The longitude is -87.692W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 420 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,978.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dawson Springs demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hopkins 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 42408 ZIP code.
6% of Dawson Springs residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dawson Springs ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dawson Springs was $14,649, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Dawson Springs residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Dawson Springs, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $194. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $533.
Libraries in Dawson Springs include Dawson Springs Branch ... View libraries
Hopkins County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dawson Springs political report.
The average commute time for Dawson Springs workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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