Dawson Springs is a city located in Hopkins County Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 2,390, it is the 143rd largest city in Kentucky and the 9991st largest city in the United States. Dawson Springs is currently declining at a rate of -1.28% annually and its population has decreased by -10.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,665 in 2020. Spanning over 4 miles, Dawson Springs has a population density of 623 people per square mile.
The average household income in Dawson Springs is $34,705 with a poverty rate of 21.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $584 per month, and the median house value is $61,700. The median age in Dawson Springs is 43.5 years, 40.7 years for males, and 47.6 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Dawson Springswas:
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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 black people with a rate of 63.16%.
99.76% of Dawson Springs residents speak only English, while 0.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.24% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Dawson Springs is White, with 21.40% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Dawson Springs is Multiple, with 23.20% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.13%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Dawson Springs
99.47% of Dawson Springs residents were born in the United States, with 71.74% having been born in Kentucky. 0.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.