Dawson is located close to the center of Iowa. Dawson is part of Dallas County. Dawson has 0.48 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Dawson population is 217, which has grown 40.00% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 5.19% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Dawson median household income is $35,208 in 2010-2014 and has has shrunk by 9.14% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 33.56% and is much lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Dawson median house value is $77,200 in 2010-2014 and has shrunk by -133.94% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 53.09% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Dawson is much better than the state average in quality. The Dawson area code is 515.