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: 111
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,617
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 107
  • 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, 2017)


Total Population 6,852
Daytime Population: Workers 1,343
Daytime Population: Residents 4,150
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,493
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 6,726
Population in Familes 5,602
Population in Group Qrtrs 126
Population Density2 47
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $34,343
Average Household Income $45,661
Per Capita Income $18,601


Total Housing Units 3,339 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,977 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 771 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 591 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $73,999
Average Home Value $92,033


Total Households 2,748
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 1,927
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.32% -0.3%
Households -0.29% -0.31%
Families -0.47% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Dawson Springs, KY 42408 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 42408 to the other 756 ZIP Codes in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 167 78th
Population Density # 449 41st
Diversity Index # 396 48th
Median Household Income # 504 33rd
Per Capita Income # 523 31st

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