Skills, Education, Income and More…

According to the 2011 Georgia Department of Labor Report, Dawson County had a population of 22,330 per the 2010 U.S. Census.  The largest city in the county and county seat, Dawsonville, had a population of 2, 536 – an increase of 139% from 2000 — and the Dawson Area that includes the seven surrounding counties totaled 703, 242. Approximately 181,000 of the population resides in the Atlanta suburban county just south of Dawson County.

Within the population, Dawson County had 114 firms in the Goods-Producing Industry Mix and 487 in the Services-Providing mix of the total 648 total firms (including unclassified).  However, the Dawson Area jumps to 3115 Goods-Producing firms and 16,365 firms in Services-Providing of the total 17,976 area firms.  The biggest area increase was the total of 2,480 Professional, Scientific, and Technical firms.

The 2010 Census identifies 21.9 percent of the Dawson Area population between the ages of 18-65 as having some college education and 19 percent having earned a four year college degree. In the time frame 2006-2010 84.6 percent of the population had graduated from high school.  The population is comprised of 96.4 Caucasian people, 4.1 Hispanic or Latino origin, 1.1 of black persons, and less than one percent each of people with a American Native, Asian or Hawaiian lineage.

Of the 78.9 percent of the Dawson County population that reported home ownership during 2006-2012, the median value was $201,400.  Within the 8,163 households, the median household income during the same time period was $51,128.  The persons per household rate was 2.66.

Dawson County is located in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Metro Statistical Area (MSA) and enjoys the advantages of the large area city workforce pool, culture, and education.

For more information:
Dawson County Demographics and Surrounding Counties Updated August 2012

Dawson County U.S. Census Quick Facts