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Clarkson, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Clarkson had a population of 882 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Clarkson is located at latitude 37.4929 and longitude -86.227 in Grayson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clarkson (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Grayson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 728 feet.

The City of Clarkson (GNIS ID: 2404058) 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 Clarkson is located within Leitchfield Division of Grayson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clarkson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Clarkson, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 882
Daytime Population: Workers 525
Daytime Population: Residents 525
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,050
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 817
Population in Familes 665
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density2 831
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $34,137
Average Household Income $45,425
Per Capita Income $18,640


Total Housing Units 441 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 241 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 146 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $102,451
Average Home Value $130,602


Total Households 388
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 260
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 0.11% 0.16%
Households 0.07% 0.1%
Families 1.95% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Clarkson, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clarkson to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 252 54th
Population Density # 287 47th
Diversity Index # 351 35th
Median Household Income # 389 28th
Per Capita Income # 426 21st

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