Dawson County NE Information


Dawson County Subdivisions

Dawson County NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,203
Daytime Population: Workers 12,505
Daytime Population: Residents 11,701
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,206
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 23,904
Population in Familes 19,916
Population in Group Qrtrs 299
Population Density2 24
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $47,051
Average Household Income $58,656
Per Capita Income $21,488


Total Housing Units 10,123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,924 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,875 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,324 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $94,300
Average Home Value $123,945


Total Households 8,799
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 6,109
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.07% -0.28%
Households -0.16% -0.34%
Families -0.33% -0.44%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   3.23%


Dawson County NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dawson County to the other 93 counties and county equivalents in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 13 87th
Population Density # 21 78th
Diversity Index # 3 98th
Median Household Income # 60 37th
Per Capita Income # 92 2nd

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