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Dawson Springs, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Dawson Springs had a population of 2,681 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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, 2017.

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

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


Total Population 2,681
Daytime Population: Workers 814
Daytime Population: Residents 1,785
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,599
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 2,571
Population in Familes 2,047
Population in Group Qrtrs 110
Population Density2 727
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $27,889
Average Household Income $41,402
Per Capita Income $17,443


Total Housing Units 1,312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 590 (45.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 501 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 222 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $57,530
Average Home Value $63,115


Total Households 1,090
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 704
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 -0.42% -0.32%
Households -0.42% -0.33%
Families -0.61% -0.49%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

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, 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 # 133 76th
Population Density # 313 42nd
Diversity Index # 421 22nd
Median Household Income # 489 10th
Per Capita Income # 467 14th

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