Dawson County is located in northern Georgia. The County Seat is Dawsonville and the largest city is Dawsonville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.dawsoncounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 22,957 and the 2010 census population was 22,339. The land area is 210.83 square miles and there are 105.9 persons per square mile.
96.5% of the population is White, 0.8% is Black or African American, 4.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 85.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 24.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $186,000, there are 8,506 households, an average of 2.61 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,330, the median household income is $53,525, and 15.6% of the persons in Dawson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,229. Retail sales (in $1000) were $466,567, and sales per capita were $21,598. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 16.2%.
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