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Dawson Springs, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Dawson Springs had a population of 2,596 as of July 1, 2019. 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 37.1673 and longitude -87.6925 in Hopkins County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dawson Springs 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.

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

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Dawson Springs, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Dawson Springs, KY Housing Affordability Index is 293
State of Kentucky Housing Affordability Index is 161
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Dawson Springs, KY Wealth Index is 32
State of Kentucky Wealth Index is 73
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,596 (100%)
Population in Households 2,485 (95.7%)
Population in Families 1,975 (76.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 111 ( 4.3%)
Population Density 676
Diversity Index2 9
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $28,539
Average Household Income $43,058
Per Capita Income $17,556
Wealth Index4 32

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,239 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 593 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 464 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 182 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $49,832
Housing Affordability Index3 293
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,057
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 679
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.68% -0.61%
Households -0.66% -0.59%
Families -0.87% -0.75%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

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, 2019 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 # 137 75th
Population Density # 329 39th
Diversity Index # 412 24th
Median Household Income # 477 12th
Per Capita Income # 467 14th

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