Dawson, Yukon Population Data & Statistics

This is the population and demographic data and statistics for Dawson, a town in Canada with a land area of 30.91 km2 and has a population density of 51.00 people per km2.

The data includes average age, age distribution, marital status, individual and household income, spoken languages, employment and unemployment rates, occupations, religion, and various other characteristics.

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Population Characteristics

Based on the latest census, it is estimated the total population in Dawson is around 1,577 people.

On the table below, we can see that the total population of Dawson in 2021 census have increased 14.69% compared to the 2016 census.

Population in 2016Population in 2021Difference
1,3751,577 +14.69%

Population By Genders

Of the 1,577 total population in Dawson, the largest gender is male with around 795 women within the population.

795780 +1.89%

Population by Age Characteristics

Of the 1,375 population in Dawson, majority of them are in the age of 30 to 34 years years old, with 10.70% of them are male and 10.90% female. While the median age of the whole population is 39.60.

0 to 4 years40 5.00%40 5.10% 0.00%75 4.80%
5 to 9 years30 3.80%35 4.50% 14.29%70 4.40%
10 to 14 years50 6.30%40 5.10% 20.00%90 5.70%
15 to 19 years35 4.40%50 6.40% 30.00%80 5.10%
20 to 24 years25 3.10%40 5.10% 37.50%60 3.80%
25 to 29 years50 6.30%50 6.40% 0.00%100 6.30%
30 to 34 years85 10.70%85 10.90% 0.00%165 10.50%
35 to 39 years85 10.70%70 9.00% 17.65%150 9.50%
40 to 44 years70 8.80%60 7.70% 14.29%130 8.30%
45 to 49 years40 5.00%55 7.10% 27.27%100 6.30%
50 to 54 years45 5.70%50 6.40% 10.00%95 6.00%
55 to 59 years60 7.50%55 7.10% 8.33%120 7.60%
60 to 64 years55 6.90%40 5.10% 27.27%100 6.30%
65 to 69 years60 7.50%50 6.40% 16.67%105 6.70%
70 to 74 years35 4.40%25 3.20% 28.57%60 3.80%
75 to 79 years20 2.50%20 2.60% 0.00%40 2.50%
80 to 84 years10 1.30%5 0.60% 50.00%20 1.30%
85 years and over10 1.30%5 0.60% 50.00%10 0.60%
85 to 89 years5 0.60%0 0.00% 100.00%10 0.60%
90 to 94 years0 0.00%0 0.00% 0.00%5 0.30%
95 to 99 years0 0.00%0 0.00% 0.00%0 0.00%
100 years and over0 0.00%0 0.00% 0.00%0 0.00%

Broader Age Groups

If we look at the population data from the broader age groups, we can see that most people in Dawson are within the 15 to 64 years age group.

0 to 14 years15.10%15.40%15.20%
15 to 64 years68.60%71.20%70.20%
65 years and over16.40%14.10%14.90%
Average age of the population41.50%39.50%40.50%
Median age of the population40.40%38.80%39.60%

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Population of Dawson by Ethnicity and Origin

In Dawson, the population data reflects a diverse range of ethnicities, contributing to the vibrant cultural landscape. Dawson embraces various ethnic groups, each adding to its dynamic societal fabric.

The population statistics underscore the importance of this multicultural diversity, emphasizing Dawson's dedication to inclusivity and the appreciation of distinct contributions that each ethnicity brings to the shared narrative of the area.

Here are the top 10 ethnicities in Dawson.

Ethnicity and OriginMaleFemalePercentage in Population
First Nations (North American Indian)10.14%13.42%12.12%

Household and Dwelling Characteristics

Of the population in Dawson, which totals 1,375, the majority, consisting of 555 people live in a single-detached house. Additionally, the majority of them are living in households with a size of 1 person.

Household Size

Number of Person(s) in HouseholdTotalPercentage
1 person36023.40%
2 persons22014.30%
3 persons855.50%
4 persons805.20%
5 or more persons301.95%

Income in Dawson

The population data in a region can offer valuable insights when analyzed in relation to income levels. By examining the income distribution within Dawson, we can gain a deeper understanding of the socioeconomic dynamics at play.

Per Capita Income

The median individual income in Dawson is $49,600 (according to the 2020 data).

Per capita income data in a region provides a comprehensive snapshot of the average income earned by each individual residing within that area. By dividing the total income generated in the region by its population, per capita income quantifies the economic well-being of the population on an individual basis.

This data not only reflects the region's overall economic performance but also offers insights into income distribution, quality of life, and potential disparities.

Household Income

The median household income in Dawson is $77,000 (according to the 2020 data).

Household income data in a Dawson provides crucial insights into the economic landscape and living standards of its residents. By analyzing this data, policymakers, researchers, and businesses in Canada gain a comprehensive understanding of income distribution, socioeconomic disparities, and trends within Dawson.

Education Levels in Dawson

This data captures the distribution of individuals across various educational milestones, such as high school diplomas, college degrees, and beyond.

This information is pivotal in shaping educational policies, workforce development strategies, and initiatives aimed at enhancing access to quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities within Dawson.

Only using 25% sample data.
Bachelor's degree or higher17531549522.90%
High (secondary) school diploma or equivalency certificate26026552524.00%
No certificate, diploma or degree20014534015.20%
Postsecondary certificate, diploma or degree6556551,31060.30%

Employment in Dawson

This comprehensive dataset offers a detailed snapshot of Dawson's employment trends, encompassing various sectors, industries, and job categories.

From the table below, we can see that unemployment rate is only at 7.11% which is quite high acccording to experts.

Only using 25% sample data.
Employment rate72.33%
Unemployment rate7.11%

Working as an Employee

This table provides the data on how many people in Dawson working as an employee. Most of them (54.00%) are working permanent position as an employee.


On the other hand, this table provides the data on how many people in Dawson working self-employed.

Only using 25% sample data.

Employment Industry Sectors

The industry employment sectors census data provides valuable insights into the diverse economic landscape of a specific region in Dawson. By categorizing and quantifying the distribution of employment across various sectors such as manufacturing, healthcare, technology, education, and more, this data illuminates the region's economic composition.

As we can see from the table below, most of the people (16%) in Dawson are working in the public administration sector.

Only using 25% sample data.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting000%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction55258%
Wholesale trade000%
Retail trade45358%
Transportation and warehousing3004%
Information and cultural industries10152%
Finance and insurance0101%
Real estate and rental and leasing10153%
Professional, scientific and technical services001%
Management of companies and enterprises000%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services1502%
Educational services10759%
Health care and social assistance257511%
Arts, entertainment and recreation30407%
Accommodation and food services804513%
Other services (except public administration)3003%
Public administration758516%

Places of Work

data provides valuable insights into commuting patterns and workplace distribution within Dawson. This data offers a comprehensive view of where individuals are employed, shedding light on the geographic distribution of workplaces and the flow of workers across various areas.

Only using 25% sample data.
Work LocationMenWomenTotalPercentage
Worked at home3025505.50%
Worked outside Canada0000.00%
No fixed workplace address903512513.70%
Usual place of work37536073580.30%


This data reveals crucial information about how residents in Dawson travel to work or school, highlighting the prevalence of various modes of transportation such as carpooling, public transit, cycling, and walking.

This data aids in the formulation of targeted transportation policies and the development of efficient transit systems, ultimately contributing to sustainable urban planning and enhancing the overall quality of life for residents in the region.

Commuting Duration

The commuting duration captures the average time individuals spend traveling to their workplaces, shedding light on the efficiency of public transit systems, road networks, and the overall accessibility of the region.

Only using 25% sample data.
Less than 15 minutes84.40%
15 to 29 minutes10.40%
30 to 44 minutes1.20%
45 to 59 minutes0.00%
60 minutes and over3.50%

Marital Status

Delving into the marital status statistics within Dawson offers a multifaceted lens onto societal dynamics. This intricate data repository encapsulates the diverse array of marital bonds within the locale.

Long-term commitments, such as marriages, civil unions, and common-law partnerships, coalesce into a mosaic that mirrors the region's social fabric. By examining trends in marital status, we can discern evolving norms and preferences around Dawson area, gauging the ebb and flow between tradition and modernity.

Married or living common-law
Married or living common-law

Language Spoken

This gathered data offers a panoramic view of linguistic diversity, showcasing bilingual harmonies and solo language elegances. Beyond mere language, this data narrates the symphony of Canada's cultural landscape.

In Dawson, the most used official language is English. Around 1,490 people in the area speak English.

English and French5
Neither English nor French5


This gathered data offers a panoramic view of linguistic diversity, showcasing bilingual harmonies and solo language elegances. Beyond mere language, this data narrates the symphony of Canada's cultural landscape.

The most common religion in Dawson is Christian. Around 415 people in Dawson are Christian (215 males and 215 females).