Dawson Springs, Kentucky Population 2020

2,613
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Dawson Springs is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 2,613, it is the 121st largest city in Kentucky and the 6677th largest city in the United States. Dawson Springs is currently declining at a rate of -0.65% annually and its population has decreased by -5.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,764 in 2010. Dawson Springs reached it's highest population of 3,275 in 1980. Spanning over 4 miles, Dawson Springs has a population density of 681 people per square mile.

The average household income in Dawson Springs is $34,972 with a poverty rate of 33.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $488 per month, and the median house value is $57,300. The median age in Dawson Springs is 43.3 years, 38.7 years for males, and 47.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 77.2 males.

Dawson Springs Demographics

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

  • White: 94.94%
  • Two or more races: 3.64%
  • Black or African American: 1.19%
  • Asian: 0.22%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Dawson Springs, Kentucky is 2,613, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,647.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,764.

Dawson Springs, Kentucky Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,55494.94%
Two or More Races983.64%
Black or African American321.19%
Asian60.22%
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Dawson Springs Population Pyramid 2020

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Dawson Springs Median Age

43.3


Total

38.7


Male

47.5


Female

Dawson Springs Adults

There are 2,094 adults, (592 of whom are seniors) in Dawson Springs.

Dawson Springs Age Dependency

79.1

Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Dawson Springs Sex Ratio

Female

1,518

56.43%

Male

1,172

43.57%

Dawson Springs Households and Families

Dawson Springs Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Dawson Springs Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male88.9%11.1%
Married75.2%24.8%
All59.5%40.5%
Non Family51.9%48.1%
Female37.9%62.1%

59.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,1782.1859.5
Non Family4951.0851.9
Married4352.8475.2
Female2033.2137.9
Male453.3188.9

2.93

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

3.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Dawson Springs Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1236.63%
9th to 12th Grade19910.73%
High School Graduate88247.55%
Some College40321.73%
Associates Degree854.58%
Bachelors Degree1286.90%
Graduate Degree351.89%
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Dawson Springs Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,7791,461145
Multiple Races41377
Black242411
Hispanic12127
Asian66

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 58.33%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,917$35,089$21,563
Less Than High School$21,198$21,875$21,063
High School Grad$28,641$34,583$20,000
Some College$30,714$60,227$25,125
Bachelors Degree$41,397$$41,397
Graduate Degree$$$

$27,917

Average Earnings

$35,089

Average Male

$21,563

Average Female

Dawson Springs Language

Dawson Springs Language by Age

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Dawson Springs Language

98.85% of Dawson Springs residents speak only English, while 1.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.72% of the population.

Dawson Springs Poverty

Dawson Springs Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,43182633.98%
Multiple982424.49%
Hispanic12758.33%

33.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.56%

Male Poverty Rate

34.21%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dawson Springs

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dawson Springs is Hispanic, with 58.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dawson Springs is Multiple, with 24.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.50%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.53%
High School28.05%
Some College24.61%
Bachelors or Greater11.66%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed68.97%
Female Unemployed50.00%
Female Employed12.56%
Male Employed9.50%

Dawson Springs Income

Dawson Springs Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$24,569$34,972
Families$32,898$44,312
Married Families$39,414-
Non Families$16,616$21,741
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Dawson Springs Marital Status

Dawson Springs Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

36.6%

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 35-44.

Dawson Springs Marital Status by Race

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Dawson Springs Veterans

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217

Number of Veterans

181

Male Veterans

36

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam67
Korea37
Second Gulf War35
First Gulf War21
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5462
75+55
55 to 6448
65 to 7442
18 to 3410
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Name Veterans % of Total
White20710.26%
Black1047.62%

Dawson Springs Veterans by Education

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25.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dawson Springs Employment Status

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39.2%

Labor Force Participation

37.2%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

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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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76.88%

Born in Kentucky

99.59%

Native Born

0.41%

Foreign Born

0.19%

Non Citizen

0.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.59% of Dawson Springs residents were born in the United States, with 76.88% having been born in Kentucky. 0.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,613-17-0.65%
20192,630-17-0.64%
20182,647-20-0.75%
20172,667-17-0.63%
20162,684-28-1.03%
20152,712-7-0.26%
20142,719-15-0.55%
20132,734-12-0.44%
20122,746-15-0.54%
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%