Clarksdale, MS

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
21,264
2.63% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.7
0.557% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
37%
1.51% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$36,075
15.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$84,400
12.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
7,572
0.451% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Clarksdale, MS had a population of 21.3k people with a median age of 35.7 and a median household income of $36,075. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Clarksdale, MS declined from 21,839 to 21,264, a −2.63% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,312 to $36,075, a 15.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clarksdale, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (75.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (19.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.06%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.51%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.348%).

None of the households in Clarksdale, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.6% of the residents in Clarksdale, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clarksdale, MS are Coahoma Community College (553 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Clarksdale, MS was $84,400, and the homeownership rate was 53.4%.

Most people in Clarksdale, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Clarksdale, MS was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Clarksdale, MS is home to a population of 21.3k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.5% of Clarksdale, MS residents were born outside of the country (319 people).

In 2022, there were 3.87 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.1k people) in Clarksdale, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.17k White (Non-Hispanic) and 438 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.6% of Clarksdale, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Clarksdale, MS was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clarksdale, MS
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    16.1k ± 249
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.17k ± 33
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    438 ± 239
1.79%
Hispanic Population
381 people

In 2022, there were 3.87 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.1k people) in Clarksdale, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.17k White (Non-Hispanic) and 438 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.79% of the people in Clarksdale, MS are hispanic (381 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Clarksdale, MS as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    16,383 ± 3,134 people
  2. India
    5,084 ± 1,749 people
  3. Guatemala
    3,926 ± 1,537 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 16,383 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,084 and Guatemala with 3,926.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
319 people
0.582%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
127 people

As of 2022, 1.5% of Clarksdale, MS residents (319 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clarksdale, MS was 0.582%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    370 ± 126
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    111 ± 98
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    98 ± 65

Clarksdale, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Clarksdale, MS employs 7.57k people. The largest industries in Clarksdale, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,352 people), Educational Services (939 people), and Retail Trade (863 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($53,214), Utilities ($51,725), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,875).

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,477. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

7.57k
2022 Value
± 630
0.451%
1 Year growth
± 11.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clarksdale, MS grew at a rate of 0.451%, from 7.54k employees to 7.57k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clarksdale, MS, are Management Occupations (822 people), Sales & Related Occupations (761 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (655 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clarksdale, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.57k
2022 Value
± 630
0.451%
1 Year growth
± 11.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clarksdale, MS grew at a rate of 0.451%, from 7.54k employees to 7.57k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clarksdale, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,352 people), Educational Services (939 people), and Retail Trade (863 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clarksdale, MS, though some of these residents may live in Clarksdale, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$37,856
Median earning men ± $4,807
$24,443
Median earning women ± $2,471

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($90,134), Wholesale Trade ($55,455), and Manufacturing ($53,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,484), and Public Administration ($39,479).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.38%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.17M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 1.38% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 269
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 199
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 118
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Mississippi went to Donald J. Trump with 57.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.611%).

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Mississippi over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Clarksdale, MS awarded 553 degrees. The student population of Clarksdale, MS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 651 male students and 1,132 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clarksdale, MS are Black or African American (527 and 96.3%), followed by White (13 and 2.38%), Hispanic or Latino (5 and 0.914%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (1 and 0.183%).

The largest universities in Clarksdale, MS by number of degrees awarded are Coahoma Community College (553 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Clarksdale, MS are General Studies (83 and 15%), General Cosmetology (51 and 9.22%), and Child Care Provider (32 and 5.79%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,783 students enrolled in Clarksdale, MS, 36.5% men and 63.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 1,594 records, of which 64.3% were women and 35.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 45 degrees awarded
  2. 29 degrees awarded
  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Clarksdale, MS was General Cosmetology with 45 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Clarksdale, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
553 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Coahoma Community College with 553 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 204 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clarksdale, MS, which is 0.585 times less than the 349 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 527 degrees mean that there were 40.5 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 13 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($153) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.04% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.852% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (690k), Some college (543k), and Secondary Education (397k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clarksdale, MS was $84,400 in 2022, which is 0.299 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $74,800 to $84,400, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Clarksdale, MS is 53.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Clarksdale, MS have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clarksdale, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Clarksdale, MS is $36,075. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Clarksdale, MS was DeSoto County, MS with a value of $79,666, followed by Madison County, MS and Rankin County, MS, with respective values of $79,105 and $76,460.

Property

$84,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,575
$4,479
Median Property Taxes
±$410

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clarksdale, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Clarksdale, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

53.4%
Homeownership
2022
66.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 53.4% of the housing units in Clarksdale, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.8%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Clarksdale, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clarksdale, MS was DeSoto County, MS with a value of $79,666, followed by Madison County, MS and Rankin County, MS, with respective values of $79,105 and $76,460.

The following map shows all of the counties in Clarksdale, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$36,075
Median Household Income
± $2,567
8.39k
Number of Households
± 650

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.39k households in Clarksdale, MS grew to $36,075 from the previous year's value of $31,312.

The following chart displays the households in Clarksdale, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clarksdale, MS is from Mississippi.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2022, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.553% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Mississippi across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.8%)
  2. Carpooled (11.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.42%)

In 2022, 77.8% of workers in Clarksdale, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.4%) and those who worked at home (7.42%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clarksdale, MS have a shorter commute time (19.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.38% of the workforce in Clarksdale, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Clarksdale, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clarksdale, MS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

37% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clarksdale, MS (7.62k out of 20.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clarksdale, MS is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

86.6% of the population of Clarksdale, MS has health coverage, with 29.6% on employee plans, 38.3% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 6.54% on non-group plans, and 1.38% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see 1860 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.59% decrease from the previous year (1890 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2031 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 543 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,860 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mississippi

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see an average of 1,860 patients per year. This represents a 1.59% decrease from the previous year (1,890 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mississippi in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.8% under 18 years, 20.8% between 18 and 34 years, 35% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46% were men and 54% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13.4%
Uninsured
29.6%
Employer Coverage
38.3%
Medicaid
10.9%
Medicare
6.54%
Non-Group
1.38%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clarksdale, MS grew by 2.98% from 13% to 13.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clarksdale, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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