Dawson County is located in central Nebraska. The County Seat is Lexington and the largest city is Lexington. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.dawsoncountyne.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 24,096 and the 2010 census population was 24,326. The land area is 1,013.10 square miles and there are 24 persons per square mile.
91.6% of the population is White, 4.2% is Black or African American, 32.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 1.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 75.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 16% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $88,200, there are 8,774 households, an average of 2.73 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,142, the median household income is $46,078, and 14.8% of the persons in Dawson County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,903. Retail sales (in $1000) were $345,341, and sales per capita were $13,937. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.4%.
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