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Dawson is a town in Navarro County, in the Corsicana metro area.
The town was named for Britton Dawson, rancher
The latitude of Dawson is 31.893N. The longitude is -96.714W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 482 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 878.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Dawson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Navarro County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 76639 ZIP code.
8% of Dawson residents report German ancestry, and 24% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Dawson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Dawson was $13,190, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Dawson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Dawson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $216. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $535.
Navarro County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Dawson political report.
The average commute time for Dawson workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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