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The 2000 Census showed that Dawson County had a population of 15,999 people. This represented 0.2% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 95th most populous county (out of 159 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Dawson had a population of 22,555 people. This is an increase of 40.98% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201022,330+39.57%-1% since 2009
200922,555+40.98%+2.04% since 2008
200822,104+38.16%+2.32% since 2007
200721,602+35.02%+4.25% since 2006
200620,721+29.51%+5.36% since 2005
200519,666+22.92%+4.55% since 2004
200418,810+17.57%+2.21% since 2003
200318,403+15.03%+4.88% since 2002
200217,546+9.67%+3.71% since 2001
200116,919+5.75%+5.75% since 2000
200015,999The Last Census

Dawson County had 7,163 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Dawson County has a total area<3> of 213.9 square miles [554 km²]. Of this total, 211 square miles [546 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.35%) being water (2.9 square miles [7.5 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Dawson County had a population density of 75.8 people per square mile [29.27 people/km²], making it the state's 64th most densely populated county (out of 159 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Dawson County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Dawson and the state of Georgia.

Click here for the Dawson County QuickFact (QF-13085).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Dawson County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CherokeeQF-13057   SW215,084141,90351.57%
FanninQF-13111   N22,94519,79815.9%
ForsythQF-13117   S174,52098,40777.35%
GilmerQF-13123   NW29,02123,45623.73%
HallQF-13139   SE187,743139,27734.8%
LumpkinQF-13187   NE27,52821,01630.99%
PickensQF-13227   W31,26422,98336.03%
UnionQF-13291   N21,25217,28922.92%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Dawson. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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