Dawson County (Georgia)

The Dawson County is a county located in the state of Georgia in the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Dawsonville.


The County is located in north Georgia, about 50 km away from the border with Tennessee and has an area of 554 square kilometers, of which eight square kilometers of water surface, and borders clockwise to the following counties: Lumpkin County, Hall County, Forsyth County, Cherokee County, Pickens County and Gilmer County.


Dawson County was formed on December 3, 1857 118 County in Georgia from portions of Lumpkin County, Gilmer County and of the Forsyth County. It was named as Dawsonville by William C. Dawson, a judge and commander of a brigade in the Indian War and Congress Member.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000 2010

According to the census in 2000 lived in Dawson County 15,999 people in 6,069 households and 4,685 families. The population density was 29 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 97.22 percent White, 0.36 percent African American, 0.37 percent Native American, 0.33 percent Asian, 0.04 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.74 percent from other races groups; 0.96 percent were descended from two or more races. 1.59 percent of the total population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 6,069 households out of which 33.7 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 65.7 percent were married couples living together, 8.2 percent were single mothers and 22.8 percent were non-families. 18.6 percent of all households and 5.0 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 2.98.

25.1 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 7.6 percent between 18 to 24, 32.5 percent between 25 and 44, 25.5 percent between 45 and 64 and 9.3 percent were 65 years or older. The average age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were statistically 100.9 males to 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.4 males.

The median income for a household was $ 47,486, and the median income for a family $ 52,320. Males have a median income of $ 37,083, women $ 25,851. The per capita income was $ 22,520. 5.8 percent of families and 7.6 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in Dawson County

  • Afton
  • Amicalola
  • Barrettsville
  • Dawsonville
  • Dougherty
  • Emma
  • Juno
  • Landrum
  • Lumpkin
  • McKee
  • Silver City