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City of Dawson, Yukon
Welcome to Dawson ...
When the people of Dawson refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Dawsonite<1>
From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Dawson had a population of 1,327 people.<2>
The town of Dawson was established in 1896 and was incorporated January 9, 1902.
Dawson is 1,960 feet [597 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Dawson lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: PST- Heure Normale du Pacifique (HNP), PDT- Heure Avancée du Pacifique (HAP).
Note: If you travel west from Dawson, you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Alaskan Time Zone (AKST/AKDT).
Dawson is within the (867) area code.
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Dawson had a population of 1,327 people.
The population of Dawson represents 4.37% of the population of Yukon (which had 30,372 people at that time), making it Yukon's 2nd most populous community.
With a 2006 count of 1,327 people, the population of Dawson increased 6.08% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 1,251 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Dawson.
Communities Also Named Dawson ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Dawson - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dawson.
See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Dawson:
Websites for Dawson ...
TripAdvisor Tourism Page for Dawson ...
Looking for more information about Dawson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
You can learn more by visiting the TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dawson.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Yukon Territory: www.gov.yk.ca/
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This page was last modified: 09 Jun 2019