Dawson Springs, KY 42408 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 42408: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Dawson Springs, KY 42408

Acceptable Alternative
Dawson Spgs, KY 42408

Not Acceptable, USPS
Beulah, KY 42408
Carbondale, KY 42408
Charleston, KY 42408

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 110
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,593
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 105
  • County: Hopkins County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.19, Longitude -87.687
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 42408 has segments in 3 Counties (Caldwell, Christian, Hopkins).

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Dawson Springs, KY 42408 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,134
Population in Households 7,010
Population in Familes 5,834
Population in Group Qrtrs 124
Population Density1 47
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 2,884
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 2,017
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,446 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,054 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 830 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 562 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $68,182
Average Home Value $88,182


Median Household Income $32,716
Average Household Income $43,766
Per Capita Income $17,965
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.18%
Households -0.04% -0.12%
Families -0.28% -0.25%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.56%
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 42408 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 42408 to the other 755 ZIP Codes 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 # 166 78th
Population Density1 # 441 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 377 50th
Median Household Income # 511 32nd
Per Capita Income # 510 33rd

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