Dawson Springs, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Dawson Springs, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Dawson Springs had a population of 2,816 as of July 1, 2015. Dawson Springs ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

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.

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, 2015.

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

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Dawson Springs, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,816
Population in Households 2,705
Population in Familes 2,156
Population in Group Qrtrs 111
Population Density1 764
Diversity Index2 8
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,149
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 746
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,345 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 609 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 541 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 196 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $76,749
Average Home Value $90,954
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $26,276
Average Household Income $35,879
Per Capita Income $14,741
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.32%
Households 0.42% 0.35%
Families 0.26% 0.21%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 124 77th
Population Density1 # 309 41st
Diversity Index2 # 401 24th
Median Household Income # 478 9th
Per Capita Income # 481 8th

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