Clarksdale, Mississippi Population 2020

14,300

Clarksdale is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 14,300, it is the 29th largest city in Mississippi and the 2374th largest city in the United States. Clarksdale is currently declining at a rate of -3.39% annually and its population has decreased by -20.39% 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 1,030 people per square mile.

The average household income in Clarksdale is $44,560 with a poverty rate of 34.50%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $602 per month, and the median house value is $66,800. The median age in Clarksdale is 33 years, 29.1 years for males, and 35.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 84.3 males.

Clarksdale Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 81.85%
  • White: 16.97%
  • Asian: 0.68%
  • Two or more races: 0.50%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Clarksdale, Mississippi is 14,300, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,304.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,962.

Clarksdale, Mississippi Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202021,514-557-2.59%
201922,071-557-2.52%
201822,628-557-2.46%
201723,185-658-2.84%
201623,843-666-2.79%
201524,509-334-1.36%
201424,843-340-1.37%
201325,183-434-1.72%
201225,617-233-0.91%
201125,850-256-0.99%
201026,1060.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American13,23881.85%
White2,74516.97%
Asian1100.68%
Two or More Races810.50%

Clarksdale Population Pyramid 2020

Clarksdale Median Age

33


Total

29.1


Male

35.9


Female

Clarksdale Adults

There are 11,549 adults, (2,286 of whom are seniors) in Clarksdale.

Clarksdale Age Dependency

74.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Clarksdale Sex Ratio

Female

8,775

54.25%

Male

7,399

45.75%

Clarksdale Households and Families

Clarksdale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Clarksdale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married67.5%32.5%
All47.1%52.9%
Non Family41.1%58.9%
Male40.7%59.3%
Female35.7%64.3%

47.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,8622.6947.1
Non Family1,9481.1441.1
Female1,8893.8235.7
Married1,7183.0767.5
Male3073.4240.7

3.4

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

5.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Clarksdale Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6816.99%
9th to 12th Grade1,06810.97%
High School Graduate2,47525.41%
Some College2,36024.23%
Associates Degree1,22912.62%
Bachelors Degree1,28713.21%
Graduate Degree6406.57%

Clarksdale Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black7,5396,0051,267
White2,1221,959645
Asian6412
Multiple Races151515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

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

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,782$31,574$20,816
Less Than High School$25,278$26,806$18,566
High School Grad$17,049$21,094$16,074
Some College$24,877$36,379$16,959
Bachelors Degree$33,349$34,500$33,090
Graduate Degree$48,000$39,946$51,458

$25,782

Average Earnings

$31,574

Average Male

$20,816

Average Female

Clarksdale Language

Clarksdale Language by Age

Clarksdale Language

98.58% of Clarksdale residents speak only English, while 1.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.73% of the population.

Clarksdale Poverty

Clarksdale Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black13,0405,03238.59%
White2,67137113.89%
Asian1107265.45%
Multiple811113.58%
Hispanic1111100.00%

34.50%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.94%

Male Poverty Rate

36.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clarksdale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clarksdale is Hispanic, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clarksdale is Multiple, with 13.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.04%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.53%
High School28.94%
Some College26.33%
Bachelors or Greater12.77%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed65.23%
Female Unemployed45.86%
Female Employed19.12%
Male Employed10.91%

Clarksdale Income

Clarksdale Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$31,540$44,560
Families$37,351$49,712
Married Families$54,911-
Non Families$15,820$32,401

Clarksdale Marital Status

Clarksdale Marital Status

Marriage Rates

30.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.3%

Male Marriage Rate

27.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Clarksdale Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Clarksdale Marital Status by Race

Clarksdale Veterans

734

Number of Veterans

654

Male Veterans

80

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam275
First Gulf War206
Second Gulf War157
Korea41
World War II7
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54183
55 to 64182
65 to 74156
18 to 34129
75+84
Name Veterans % of Total
Black5726.23%
White1516.61%
Asian1117.19%

$Clarksdale Veterans by Education

16.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clarksdale Employment Status

56.5%

Labor Force Participation

47.2%

Employment Rate

16.4%

Unemployment Rate

Clarksdale Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

88.52%

Born in Mississippi

99.62%

Native Born

0.38%

Foreign Born

0.17%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.62% of Clarksdale residents were born in the United States, with 88.52% having been born in Mississippi. 0.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202014,300-502-3.39%
201914,802-502-3.28%
201815,304-412-2.62%
201715,716-502-3.10%
201616,218-483-2.89%
201516,701-271-1.60%
201416,972-264-1.53%
201317,236-329-1.87%
201217,565-176-0.99%
201117,741-189-1.05%
201017,930-2,715-1.40%
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%