Dawson City Today

At a Glance

  • Population: 1,400 (2011 Census)
  • First Nation Population: 435 (2011 Census)
  • Primary Economy: Tourism, Mining, Government
  • Average Income: $41,458
  • Median Age: 39

Dawson City boasts an eclectic mix of arts, culture, wilderness and history. Placer miners, artists, adventurists, first nation’s persons, old-timers and new-timers effortlessly share the town – a haven tucked away in the middle of Yukon.

The main economies in Dawson are tourism, mining and public service industry; some came to share in Dawson’s unique arts and culture, others for the adventure and pristine beauty, and others to be part of the strong community spirit.

Whatever your reason for visiting or moving here, we welcome you. Dawson is a magical place that is easy to love and difficult to leave. We expect the same will ring true for you.