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Dawson Springs, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Dawson Springs is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hopkins County at latitude 37.1742 and longitude -87.6886. Hopkins County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 420 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Dawson Springs, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dawson Springs, Kentucky.

The P1 Census Class Code for Dawson Springs indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Dawson Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dawson Springs: Dawson, Dawson City, Dawsonsprings, Tradewater.

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Dawson Springs, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,773
Population in Households 2,662
Population in Familes 2,124
Population in Group Qrtrs 111
Population Density1 752
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,130
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 733
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,323 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 608 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 523 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 193 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $67,969
Average Home Value $75,699


Median Household Income $24,163
Average Household Income $34,599
Per Capita Income $14,215
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.08% -0.06%
Households 0.13% -0.05%
Families -0.1% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
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.


Dawson Springs, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dawson Springs to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 123 77th
Population Density1 # 311 41st
Diversity Index2 # 406 23rd
Median Household Income # 503 4th
Per Capita Income # 495 6th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.