Dawson County has an estimated 10,278 registered private and commercial vehicles, accounting for approximately 0.04% of all vehicles registered in Texas.
Almost 77% of adult drivers in Dawson County drive alone to work, with more than one in every five residents commuting for more than 30 minutes five days a week.
An estimated 20% of Texas drivers are uninsured, with over 2,000 vehicles uninsured in Dawson County alone.
Contact a Texas-licensed Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance agent for consultation and advice on auto insurance in Dawson County.
Dawson County had approximately 5,148 housing units as of 2022. The county's housing market is divided into two segments: homeowners (69%), and renters (31%). The Texas-average is closer to a 62/38 split. The surrounding counties are mostly made up of owner-occupied homes, with Gaines County leading the way with over 77% homeownership and Howard County trailing close behind with only 65%.
Over 11% of Dawson County's housing stock had severe housing issues. The most common problems were related to high housing costs, overcrowding, a lack of plumbing, or kitchen issues.
For consultation and advice about Home Owner insurance (to live-in, or to rent the property out to tenants) in Dawson County, contact a Texas-licensed Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance agent.
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Although not the worst when compared to its neighbors in terms of health insurance coverage, almost one out of every four adults (23%) in Dawson County does not have adequate health insurance coverage. Furthermore, approximately 14% of children in Dawson County do not have health insurance coverage. Gaines County has the highest adult uninsured rate among neighboring counties, at nearly 36%, while Borden County has the lowest, at around 12%. In comparison, Gaines County has the highest rate of uninsured adults in Texas, while Loving County has the lowest, at 11%. The average adult uninsured rate in Texas in 2021 was over 20%.
1 in every 3 people in Dawson County report problems related to poor health. 24% of Dawson County residents do not engage in daily physical activities, at least partially contributing to the obesity rate of around 28% (with a BMI of 30 or higher). This is lower than the Texas average of closer to 32%. Among the neighboring counties, Borden County has the lowest obesity rate with 24%, while Terry County leads the way with approximately 37%.
In Dawson County, there are 2 health insurers that offer affordable and frequently subsidized ACA health insurance, both on and off the state marketplace.
Don’t get caught in a medical emergency without adequate coverage. Contact a Texas state-licensed health insurance agent to discuss your medical needs and to find out what options are available to fill them.
The average life expectancy of a Dawson County resident is 75.2 years old, which is lower than the Texas average of 79.2 years old. When compared to its neighboring counties, Dawson County ranked 4th with the longest expected longevity, while the lowest is in Martin County, at 73.5 years old.
In 2022, there were approximately 1,948 senior citizens (65 years old and older) residing in Dawson County.
48% of Americans in 2021 did not have life insurance.
Life insurance premium heavily depends on the age of the insured when they apply and get accepted for the policy. It is usually best to lock in the premium price at a younger age, as it can provide more savings for the insured over the course of the policy.
Motor vehicle fatalities occur at a rate of nearly 20 per 100,000 vehicles on the road in Dawson County: around 2 fatal crashes per year.
In 2020, Texas Department of Transportation (TXDoT) in Dawson County reported 181 crashes, where 2 have been confirmed as fatalities. Alcohol is determined as the main factor for the fatal crashes in Dawson County in every 3rd driving fatality.
An average traditional funeral in Texas can cost between $5,000 and $12,000, with the price covering basic service fees, casket, embalming, transportation, viewing and burial. The average cost of a funeral in Texas is $6,200, while in Dawson county the average funeral cost is closer to $8,100.
46% of Americans die with less than $10,000 in savings. This can be a major issue because basic funeral costs can be an unexpected and (often) unbearable burden on both family and friends. This prevents them from grieving for their loss and forces them to instead find a way to compensate for it.
Aside from burial expenses, the deceased frequently leave unpaid taxes and other debts for the family to deal with.
When it comes to covering "final expenses" of up to $50,000, Term Life insurance and Final Expense insurance are the most commonly used types of insurance policies.
There are various types of insurance policies that can assist those left behind by the deceased by providing financial assistance. Such life insurance policies can be variations of Term Life Insurance and Cash Value Life Insurance.
For consultation and advice about life insurance in Dawson County, contact a life insurance agent licensed in the state of Texas.