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Dawson is a city in Dallas County, in the Des Moines metro area.
The latitude of Dawson is 41.842N. The longitude is -94.222W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,037 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 183.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dawson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Dallas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Des Moines area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50066 ZIP code.
33% of Dawson residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $13,524, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% 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 $525. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $578.
Dallas 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 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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