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Dawson is a city in Terrell County, in the Albany metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Sen. William C. Dawson.
The latitude of Dawson is 31.773N. The longitude is -84.446W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 351 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,035.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dawson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Terrell County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Albany area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 31742 ZIP code.
1% of Dawson residents report German ancestry, and 4% 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 $10,752, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% 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 $182. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $648.
Libraries in Dawson include Terrell County Central Library ... View libraries
TV stations in Dawson include WACS.
Terrell County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dawson political report.
The average commute time for Dawson workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Dawson include Ramada Limited.
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