Clarksdale, Mississippi Population 2021

14,140
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Clarksdale is a city located in Coahoma County Mississippi. It is also the county seat of Coahoma County. With a 2020 population of 14,140, it is the 30th largest city in Mississippi and the 2406th largest city in the United States . Clarksdale is currently declining at a rate of -2.60% annually and its population has decreased by -21.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,962 in 2010. Clarksdale reached it's highest population of 21,673 in 1970. Spanning over 14 miles, Clarksdale has a population density of 1,018 people per square mile.

The average household income in Clarksdale is $45,894 with a poverty rate of 35.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $599 per month, and the median house value is $65,400. The median age in Clarksdale is 33.1 years, 30.1 years for males, and 36 years for females.

Clarksdale Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Clarksdale was:

  • Black or African American: 81.84%
  • White: 16.73%
  • Asian: 0.73%
  • Two or more races: 0.57%
  • Other race: 0.14%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Clarksdale, Mississippi is 14,140 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,271.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,962.

Clarksdale, Mississippi Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202121,162-481-2.27%
202021,643-481-2.22%
201922,124-481-2.17%
201822,605-609-2.69%
201723,214-620-2.67%
201623,834-666-2.79%
201524,500-340-1.39%
201424,840-342-1.38%
201325,182-434-1.72%
201225,616-235-0.92%
201125,851-255-0.99%
201026,1060.00%

Clarksdale Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American12,87681.84%
White2,63216.73%
Asian1150.73%
Two or More Races890.57%
Some Other Race220.14%
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Clarksdale Population by Race

Clarksdale Population Pyramid $2021

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Clarksdale Median Age

33.1


Total

30.1


Male

36


Female

Clarksdale Adults

There are 11,266 adults, (2,355 of whom are seniors) in Clarksdale.

Clarksdale Age Dependency

76.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Clarksdale Sex Ratio

Female

8,539

54.27%

Male

7,195

45.73%

Clarksdale Population by Age

Clarksdale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Clarksdale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.3%34.7%
Male55.4%44.6%
All45.5%54.5%
Non Family40.5%59.5%
Female31%69%

45.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clarksdale Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,8472.6245.5
Non Family2,0391.1540.5
Female1,7763.7731
Married1,6263.0365.3
Male4063.3155.4

3.32

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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Clarksdale Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7237.54%
9th to 12th Grade9479.87%
High School Graduate2,50926.16%
Some College2,42125.24%
Associates Degree1,27913.33%
Bachelors Degree1,03410.78%
Graduate Degree6797.08%
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Clarksdale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clarksdale Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black7,4155,9781,063
White2,0671,906623
Asian691010
Hispanic2411
2+ Races171717
Other Race1111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Clarksdale Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,677$30,650$19,989
Less Than 9th Grade$20,956$25,275$18,664
High School Graduate$16,311$19,618$15,475
Some College$22,049$35,554$17,157
Bachelors Degree$33,306$35,521$33,105
Graduate Degree$41,296$48,235$40,833

$22,677

Average Earnings

$30,650

Average Male

$19,989

Average Female

Clarksdale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clarksdale Language by Age

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Clarksdale Language

98.36% of Clarksdale residents speak only English, while 1.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.48% of the population.

Clarksdale Language

Clarksdale Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black12,6925,11240.28%
White2,53227510.86%
Asian11510793.04%
Multiple891415.73%
Hispanic381436.84%
Other221150.00%

35.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

33.06%

Male Poverty Rate

37.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clarksdale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clarksdale is Asian, with 93.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clarksdale is White, with 10.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.45%.

Clarksdale Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.72%
High School32.53%
Some College30.44%
Bachelors or Greater10.51%

Clarksdale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed52.36%
Female Unemployed48.91%
Female Employed19.84%
Male Employed14.12%

Clarksdale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clarksdale Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,223$45,894
Families$36,646$52,062
Married Families$55,058-
Non Families$14,651$32,729
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Income by Household Type

Clarksdale Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

29.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.5%

Male Marriage Rate

25.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Clarksdale Married by Age and Sex

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Clarksdale Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Clarksdale Marital Status by Race

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Clarksdale Marital Status

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612

Number of Veterans

557

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam202
First Gulf War143
Second Gulf War122
Korea30
World War II17

Clarksdale Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74161
35 to 54160
18 to 34108
55 to 6492
75+91

Clarksdale Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black4615.13%
White1436.57%
Asian811.59%

Clarksdale Veterans by Race

Clarksdale Veterans by Education

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18.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clarksdale Veterans by Education

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53.1%

Labor Force Participation

45.1%

Employment Rate

14.9%

Unemployment Rate

Clarksdale Employment by Age

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Clarksdale Employment by Race

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Clarksdale Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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87.93%

Born in Clarksdale

99.48%

Native Born

0.52%

Foreign Born

0.24%

Non Citizen

0.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.48% of Clarksdale residents were born in the United States, with 87.93% having been born in Mississippi. 0.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Clarksdale Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,140-377-2.60%
202014,517-377-2.53%
201914,894-377-2.47%
201815,271-446-2.84%
201715,717-479-2.96%
201616,196-484-2.90%
201516,680-276-1.63%
201416,956-271-1.57%
201317,227-334-1.90%
201217,561-182-1.03%
201117,743-185-1.03%
201017,928-2,717-1.40%
200020,6459280.46%
199019,717-1,420-0.69%
198021,137-536-0.25%
197021,6735680.27%
196021,1054,5662.47%
195016,5394,3713.12%
194012,1682,1251.94%
193010,0432,4912.89%
19207,5523,4736.35%
19104,0792,2798.52%
19001,8000.00%

Clarksdale Population by Year