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Living In Dawson, IL

Dawson, Illinois is a small town with slightly less than 1,000 residents. Middle-aged professionals will fit right in, as they make up an above-average portion of the community, while young adults appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just under 42, skews older than most cities in Illinois. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 82% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $792/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Dawson will save around $3,100 compared to the state average.

Dawson residents have an average commute of about 26 minutes. Many residents (55%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is not used. Few residents walk to work.

Dawson has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (34%) compared to the national average. In addition, 12% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. If you're looking for a variety of career options, Dawson has a surplus. The five most common industries are retail, healthcare, public administration, entertainment, and warehousing. Together, these industries make up 42% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's residents work in sales, as 13% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of just over $69K, Dawson workers bring in less than their peers elsewhere in Illinois. The town's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.

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