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Dawson is a borough in Fayette County, in the Pittsburgh metro area.

The latitude of Dawson is 40.046N. The longitude is -79.654W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 856 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 436.


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Median household income
Local
$27,500
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Dawson demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Dawson Grange Community Fair - Aug. 6-11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Dawson web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Dawson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Fayette County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Pittsburgh area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 15428 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

30% of Dawson residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dawson ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dawson was $12,753, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

9% of Dawson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Dawson include Linden Hall at Saint James Park ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Dawson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $225.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $613.


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Fayette County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dawson political report.

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The average commute time for Dawson workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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