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Clarkson, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Clarkson had a population of 875 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Clarkson is located at latitude 37.4929 and longitude -86.227 in Grayson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clarkson (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Grayson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 728 feet.

The City of Clarkson (GNIS ID: 2404058) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Clarkson is located within Leitchfield Division of Grayson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clarkson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Clarkson, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 875
Population in Households 810
Population in Familes 660
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density1 825
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 385
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 257
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 439 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 237 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $101,961
Average Home Value $133,581


Median Household Income $35,171
Average Household Income $45,029
Per Capita Income $18,578
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.23%
Households -0.04% 0.21%
Families 2.08% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Clarkson, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clarkson to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 254 53rd
Population Density1 # 289 47th
Diversity Index2 # 338 38th
Median Household Income # 361 33rd
Per Capita Income # 392 27th

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