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**Dawson County**is a county located in the U.S. State of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 15,999. The county's county seat is Dawsonville, Georgia

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## Geography

\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 554 km² (214 mi²). 547 km² (211 mi²) of it is land and 8 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.36% water.## Demographics

\nAs of the census^{2}of 2000, there are 15,999 people, 6,069 households, and 4,685 families residing in the county. The population density is 29/km² (76/mi²). There are 7,163 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (34/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.22% White, 0.36% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. 1.59% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 6,069 households out of which 33.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.70% are married couples living together, 8.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.80% are non-families. 18.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.62 and the average family size is 2.98. In the county the population is spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 32.50% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 9.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 100.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.40 males. The median income for a household in the county is $47,486, and the median income for a family is $52,320. Males have a median income of $37,083 versus $25,851 for females. The per capita income for the county is $22,520. 7.60% of the population and 5.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.90% are under the age of 18 and 8.60% are 65 or older.