Dawson Springs, Kentucky Population 2024

2,390

Dawson Springs is a city located in Hopkins County Kentucky. Dawson Springs has a 2024 population of 2,390. Dawson Springs is currently declining at a rate of -0.62% annually and its population has decreased by -2.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,451 in 2020.

The average household income in Dawson Springs is $45,927 with a poverty rate of 23.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Dawson Springs is 44.3 years, 41.6 years for males, and 47.4 years for females.

Dawson Springs Demographics

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

  • White: 94.23%
  • Two or more races: 3.8%
  • Other race: 1.53%
  • Black or African American: 0.25%
  • Native American: 0.2%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
3.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
622.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.49% (-61)
The current population of Dawson Springs, Kentucky is 2,390 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,451.

Dawson Springs, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,90994.23%
Two or more races773.8%
Other race311.53%
Black or African American50.25%
Native American40.2%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Dawson Springs Population by Race

Dawson Springs Population Pyramid 2024

Dawson Springs Median Age

44.3

Total

41.6

Male

47.4

Female

Dawson Springs Adults

There are 1,559 adults, (493 of whom are seniors) in Dawson Springs.

Dawson Springs Age Dependency

90.1

Age Dependency Ratio

46.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Dawson Springs Sex Ratio

Female1,20259.33%
Male82440.67%

Dawson Springs Population by Age

Dawson Springs Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8642.2154.645.4
Non Family4241.0842.257.8
Married3183.3379.620.4
Female913.6228.671.4
Male312.145.254.8
showing: 5 rows

3.21

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

54.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Dawson Springs Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Dawson Springs Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Dawson Springs Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 34.48%.

Dawson Springs Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,036

Average Earnings

$38,816

Average Male

$23,750

Average Female

Dawson Springs Earnings by Educational Attainment

Dawson Springs Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Dawson Springs Language

99.38% of Dawson Springs residents speak only English, while 0.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.62% of the population.

Dawson Springs Language

Dawson Springs Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,79740522.54%
Hispanic443784.09%
Other3131100%
Multiple771114.29%
Native44100%
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23.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.56%

Male Poverty Rate

31.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Dawson Springs

The race most likely to be in poverty in Dawson Springs is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Dawson Springs is Multiple, with 14.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40%.

Dawson Springs Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.42%
Bachelors or Greater24.73%
High School21.14%
Some College19.48%
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Dawson Springs Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed56.25%
Female Employed8.65%
Male Employed2.08%
Male Unemployed
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Dawson Springs Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Dawson Springs Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Dawson Springs Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.3%

Male Marriage Rate

35.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Dawson Springs Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Dawson Springs Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Dawson Springs Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Dawson Springs Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

150

Number of Veterans

130

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

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Dawson Springs Veterans by War

count

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Dawson Springs Veterans by Age

count

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Dawson Springs Veterans by Race

Dawson Springs Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Dawson Springs Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

35.2%

Labor Force Participation

31.2%

Employment Rate

11.4%

Unemployment Rate

Dawson Springs Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Dawson Springs Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Dawson Springs Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.26%

Born in Dawson Springs

99.8%

Native Born

0.2%

Foreign Born

0.2%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.8% of Dawson Springs residents were born in the United States, with 72.26% having been born in Kentucky. 0.2% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Dawson Springs Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,315-15-0.64%
20282,330-15-0.64%
20272,345-15-0.64%
20262,360-15-0.63%
20252,375-15-0.63%
20242,390-15-0.62%
20232,405-15-0.62%
20222,420-15-0.62%
20212,435-16-0.65%
20202,451-185-7.02%
20192,636-19-0.72%
20182,655-19-0.71%
20172,674-20-0.74%
20162,694-27-0.99%
20152,721-4-0.15%
20142,725-13-0.47%
20132,738-12-0.44%
20122,750-13-0.47%
20112,76340.14%
20102,759-221-7.42%
20002,980-149-4.76%
19903,129-146-4.46%
19803,27544515.72%
19702,830-172-5.73%
19603,00244217.27%
19402,560
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Dawson Springs Population by Year