Dawson Springs, Kentucky Population 2022

2,565
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Dawson Springs is a city located in Hopkins County Kentucky. Dawson Springs has a 2020 population of 2,565. Dawson Springs is currently declining at a rate of -0.85% annually and its population has decreased by -7.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,759 in 2010.

The average household income in Dawson Springs is $34,705 with a poverty rate of 31.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $560 per month, and the median house value is $62,500. The median age in Dawson Springs is 43.5 years, 40.7 years for males, and 47.6 years for females.

Dawson Springs Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Dawson Springswas:

  • White: 93.86%
  • Two or more races: 4.04%
  • Black or African American: 1.72%
  • Asian: 0.37%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Dawson Springs, Kentucky is 2,565 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,565.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,759.

Dawson Springs, Kentucky Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,50893.86%
Two or More Races1084.04%
Black or African American461.72%
Asian100.37%
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Dawson Springs Population by Race

Dawson Springs Population Pyramid $2022

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Dawson Springs Median Age

43.5


Total

40.7


Male

47.6


Female

Dawson Springs Adults

There are 2,061 adults, (588 of whom are seniors) in Dawson Springs.

Dawson Springs Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

39.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Dawson Springs Sex Ratio

Female

1,568

58.68%

Male

1,104

41.32%

Dawson Springs Population by Age

Dawson Springs Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dawson Springs Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female38.6%61.4%
Non Family47.2%52.8%
All57.6%42.4%
Male75%25%
Married77.9%22.1%

57.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Dawson Springs Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2242.0957.6
Non Family5681.0647.2
Married4122.8277.9
Female1843.338.6
Male603.175

2.91

Average Family Size

2.09

Average Household Size

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Dawson Springs Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1568.26%
9th to 12th Grade23412.39%
High School Graduate90647.99%
Some College35018.54%
Associates Degree663.50%
Bachelors Degree1417.47%
Graduate Degree351.85%
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Dawson Springs Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dawson Springs Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,7911,401147
2+ Races45458
Black383821
Hispanic12128
Asian1010

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 66.67%.

Dawson Springs Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,472$39,464$20,024
Less Than 9th Grade$20,163$30,313$
High School Graduate$30,125$39,702$19,609
Some College$33,750$40,972$26,458
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$28,472

Average Earnings

$39,464

Average Male

$20,024

Average Female

Dawson Springs Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dawson Springs Language by Age

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Dawson Springs Language

99.68% of Dawson Springs residents speak only English, while 0.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.24% of the population.

Dawson Springs Language

Dawson Springs Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,38677632.52%
Multiple1083128.70%
Hispanic12866.67%
OtherNaN%

31.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.75%

Male Poverty Rate

34.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dawson Springs

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dawson Springs is White, with 32.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dawson Springs is Multiple, with 28.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.01%.

Dawson Springs Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.34%
High School23.92%
Some College18.32%
Bachelors or Greater12.50%

Dawson Springs Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed67.65%
Female Employed12.11%
Male Employed2.48%

Dawson Springs Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dawson Springs Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$25,221$34,705
Families$36,698$46,092
Married Families$47,955-
Non Families$16,733$21,200
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Income by Household Type

Dawson Springs Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.9%

Male Marriage Rate

34.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Dawson Springs Married by Age and Sex

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Dawson Springs Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Dawson Springs Marital Status by Race

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Dawson Springs Marital Status

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225

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam63
Second Gulf War39
First Gulf War30
Korea25
World War II

Dawson Springs Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5465
55 to 6458
65 to 7446
75+43
18 to 3413

Dawson Springs Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White21110.75%
Black1440.00%

Dawson Springs Veterans by Race

Dawson Springs Veterans by Education

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18.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dawson Springs Veterans by Education

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37%

Labor Force Participation

34.8%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Dawson Springs Employment by Age

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Dawson Springs Employment by Race

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Dawson Springs 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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75.75%

Born in Dawson Springs

99.63%

Native Born

0.37%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.63% of Dawson Springs residents were born in the United States, with 75.75% having been born in Kentucky. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Dawson Springs Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20222,565-22-0.85%
20212,587-22-0.84%
20202,609-22-0.84%
20192,631-22-0.83%
20182,653-16-0.60%
20172,669-21-0.78%
20162,690-27-0.99%
20152,717-6-0.22%
20142,723-13-0.48%
20132,736-12-0.44%
20122,748-13-0.47%
20112,76120.07%
20102,759-221-0.77%
20002,980-149-0.49%
19903,129-146-0.46%
19803,2754451.47%
19702,830-172-0.59%
19603,0024420.80%
19402,5600.00%

Dawson Springs Population by Year