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Dawson Springs, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Dawson Springs had a population of 2,755 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Dawson Springs is located at latitude 37.1742 and longitude -87.6886 in Hopkins County. 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. Hopkins County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 420 feet.

The City of Dawson Springs (GNIS ID: 2404193) 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 Dawson Springs is located within Dawson Springs Division of Hopkins County.

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

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

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


Total Population 2,755
Population in Households 2,644
Population in Familes 2,105
Population in Group Qrtrs 111
Population Density1 747
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,126
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 726
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,319 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 601 (45.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 526 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 193 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $50,465
Average Home Value $60,417


Median Household Income $26,893
Average Household Income $39,457
Per Capita Income $16,723
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% -0.09%
Households 0.03% -0.04%
Families -0.22% -0.19%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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 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 # 127 77th
Population Density1 # 311 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 403 26th
Median Household Income # 490 9th
Per Capita Income # 474 12th

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