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Time Zone: Dawson County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Lexington is the Seat for Dawson County.

Dawson County was founded in 1860.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Dawson had a population of 25,076 people. This is an increase of 2.92% since the last Census (which gave a population of 24,365 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Dawson represented 1.42% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 12th most populous county (out of 93 counties).

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
201024,326-0.16%-2.99% since 2009
200925,076+2.92%+0.92% since 2008
200824,848+1.98%+0.28% since 2007
200024,365The Last Census

More information can be found on the Dawson County Census Page for Dawson County.


Below are some of the communities located in Dawson County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Dawson County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Lexington   10,27510,0112.64% increase  
Cozad   4,2964,1633.19% increase  
Gothenburg   3,7033,6192.32% increase  
Overton   6666463.1% increase  
Sumner   2442372.95% increase  

Websites for Dawson County

Official Website:   www.dawsoncountyne.net/

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

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