Dawson County MT Information


Dawson County Subdivisions

Dawson County MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,685
Population in Households 9,187
Population in Familes 7,333
Population in Group Qrtrs 498
Population Density1 4
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 4,069
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 2,581
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,576 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,781 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,288 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 507 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $157,885
Average Home Value $172,681


Median Household Income $53,111
Average Household Income $70,306
Per Capita Income $30,320
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.07% 0.97%
Households 1.14% 1.03%
Families 0.84% 0.85%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Dawson County MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dawson County to the other 56 counties and county equivalents in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 22 63rd
Population Density1 # 22 64th
Diversity Index2 # 24 59th
Median Household Income # 9 86th
Per Capita Income # 15 75th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Montana Census Data Comparison Tool.