Clarksville, Tennessee Population 2022

173,480
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Clarksville is a city located in Montgomery County Tennessee. It is also the county seat of Montgomery County. With a 2020 population of 173,480, it is the 5th largest city in Tennessee and the 162nd largest city in the United States. Clarksville is currently growing at a rate of 1.99% annually and its population has increased by 4.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 166,722 in 2020. Spanning over 99 miles, Clarksville has a population density of 1,756 people per square mile.

The average household income in Clarksville is $65,458 with a poverty rate of 13.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $963 per month, and the median house value is $164,800. The median age in Clarksville is 29.6 years, 28.8 years for males, and 30.5 years for females.

As the county seat of Montgomery County, Tennessee, Clarksville is the fifth largest city in the state behind Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga. Named after Revolutionary War hero General George Rogers Clark, Clarksville is the anchor city of the Clarksville TN-KY metro area spread over four counties with a population last estimated at 268,000 in 2009.

Diversity

Behind La Vergne and Nashville, Clarksville ranks as the 3rd most diverse city in Tennessee and it has the 10th largest Hispanic population in the state. Just 5.5% of the population in Clarksville was born outside the U.S. Clarksville has the 4th highest per capita personal income in the state at $23,722.

Population Growth

Clarksville has seen a steady population rise since 1870. Annexation of neighboring communities such as New Providence and Saint Bethlehem in the 1960s, 70s and 80s saw a sharper increase in the decades to come, with the population having almost tripled since 1980 (and even then having more than tripled since 1950). Like other communities in Middle Tennessee, Clarksville is going through a population boom with a population growth of 13% in the last five years.

Clarksville stood as Cherokee land until the 1770s when European settlers started visiting the area. It city was founded in 1785 nd named for Revolutionary War hero General George Rogers Clark. It was incorporated in 1807.

After the American Revolutionary War, Clarksville was meant to be settled by soldiers of George Washington’s now-disbanded Continental Army. As the federal government lacked sufficient the money to pay the soldiers, the land was deemed ready and available through a land grant program. Since then, Clarksville has had an on-going interdependence between the citizens and the military.

By the 19th century, the town was growing at a rapid pace. At the start of the Civil War, tobacco, along with corn, flour and cotton, was one of the major commodity crops, depending heavily on slave labor. Clarksville voted unanimously with Montgomery County to secede and join the Confederate States of America.

The Reconstruction Era following the Civil War brought thriving development to Clarksville until the Great Fire of 1978 destroyed 15 acres of downtown Clarksville’s business district. The courthouse and many other historic buildings were lost to the fire.

The U.S. joining WWII in 1941 saw the construction of Camp Campbell (now known as Fort Campbell) and with it a huge boost to Clarksville’s population and economy.

Clarksville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Clarksvillewas:

  • White: 65.07%
  • Black or African American: 22.95%
  • Two or more races: 6.25%
  • Asian: 2.63%
  • Other race: 2.17%
  • Native American: 0.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.37%
The current population of Clarksville, Tennessee is 173,480 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 166,722.

Clarksville, Tennessee Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Clarksville Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Clarksville Population by Race

Clarksville Population Pyramid 2022

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Clarksville Median Age

30


Total

29.4


Male

30.7


Female

Clarksville Adults

There are 114,031 adults, (13,131 of whom are seniors) in Clarksville.

Clarksville Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

13

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Clarksville Sex Ratio

Female

77,672

49.76%

Male

78,420

50.24%

Clarksville Population by Age

Clarksville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Clarksville Household Types

54.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clarksville Households and Families

3.12

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Clarksville Households by Type

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Clarksville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clarksville Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 98.70%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.69%.

Clarksville Educational Attainment by Race

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$37,078

Average Earnings

$43,585

Average Male

$30,394

Average Female

Clarksville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clarksville Language by Age

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Clarksville Language

89.32% of Clarksville residents speak only English, while 10.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.56% of the population.

Clarksville Language

Clarksville Poverty by Race

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13.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.18%

Male Poverty Rate

15.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clarksville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clarksville is Hispanic, with 18.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clarksville is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.22%.

Clarksville Poverty

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Clarksville Poverty Rate by Education

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Clarksville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clarksville Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Clarksville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Clarksville Married by Age and Sex

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Clarksville 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.

Clarksville Marital Status by Race

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Clarksville Marital Status

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20,896

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Clarksville Veterans by War

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Clarksville Veterans by Age

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Clarksville Veterans by Race

Clarksville Veterans by Education

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6.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clarksville Veterans by Education

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67.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Clarksville Employment by Age

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Clarksville Employment by Race

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Clarksville 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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34.40%

Born in Clarksville

94.25%

Native Born

5.75%

Foreign Born

2.49%

Non Citizen

3.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.25% of Clarksville residents were born in the United States, with 34.40% having been born in Tennessee. 2.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Clarksville Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Clarksville Population by Year