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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Clarksdale is 17,497, which is 15.25% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 4.91% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Clarksdale population density is 1,259.34 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 61.62 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Clarksdale is black, which represent 79.00% of the total population. The average Clarksdale education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 17,497. #23

Population Growth Since 2000, #261

Clarksdale, MS

Population Density, #38

Clarksdale, MS
1,259.34 per square mile
61.62 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:3,432 (19.61%, #293)
Black:13,823 (79.00%, #60)
Hispanic:16 (0.09%, #213)
Asian:141 (0.81%, #87)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):14 (0.08%, #93)
One Race, Other:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Two or More Races:87 (0.50%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

15,462 (88.37%) out of the total population of 17,497 reported first ancestry.

 Clarksdale, MS% of the Total PopulationMississippiU.S.
Arab1440.82%, see rank0.19%0.56%
Czech00.00%, see rank0.07%0.47%
Danish00.00%, see rank0.08%0.42%
Dutch930.53%, see rank0.62%1.40%
English8164.66%, see rank7.58%8.02%
French1170.67%, see rank2.69%3.34%
German3051.74%, see rank5.56%15.03%
Greek00.00%, see rank0.10%0.41%
Hungarian00.00%, see rank0.07%0.46%
Irish6823.90%, see rank8.44%10.80%
Italian3622.07%, see rank1.87%5.52%
Norwegian00.00%, see rank0.20%1.42%
Polish170.10%, see rank0.44%3.01%
Portuguese00.00%, see rank0.06%0.44%
Russian80.05%, see rank0.13%0.92%
Scotch-Irish2871.64%, see rank1.58%0.99%
Scottish560.32%, see rank1.46%1.72%
Subsaharan African600.34%, see rank0.62%0.95%
Swedish70.04%, see rank0.27%1.27%
Swiss40.02%, see rank0.07%0.30%
Ukrainian00.00%, see rank0.03%0.31%
American4422.53%, see rank11.78%7.12%
Welsh190.11%, see rank0.28%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 7,899 (45.14%, see rank)
Females: 9,598 (54.86%, see rank)

Clarksdale, MS
Male: 45.14%
Female: 54.86%
Male: 48.55%
Female: 51.45%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Clarksdale, MS
31.50 years old
36.30 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Clarksdale, MS
28.70 years old
34.90 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Clarksdale, MS
34.50 years old
37.80 years old
38.80 years old

 Clarksdale, MS% of the Total PopulationMississippiU.S.
Under 5 years1,5558.89%, see rank6.75%6.36%
5 to 9 years1,3757.86%, see rank6.89%6.51%
10 to 14 years1,6209.26%, see rank7.08%6.59%
15 to 19 years1,3017.44%, see rank7.18%6.85%
20 to 24 years1,3617.78%, see rank7.44%7.13%
25 to 34 years2,23112.75%, see rank12.98%13.47%
35 to 44 years1,77910.17%, see rank12.50%12.96%
45 to 54 years2,15912.34%, see rank13.50%14.09%
55 to 64 years1,88610.78%, see rank12.18%12.29%
65 to 74 years1,2257.00%, see rank7.75%7.64%
75 to 84 7374.21%, see rank4.21%4.25%
85 years and over2681.53%, see rank1.55%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Clarksdale, MSMississippiU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population10,285, 100%1,929,591209,056,129
Less Than High School2,127, 20.68%, see rank18.06%13.67%
High School Graduate2,990, 29.07%, see rank30.25%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree3,161, 30.73%, see rank31.29%29.09%
Bachelor Degree1,526, 14.84%, see rank12.90%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree481, 4.68%, see rank7.51%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.71, see rank12.9413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Clarksdale, MS MississippiU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten95594.03%5.97%79.87%20.13%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)2,21489.52%, see rank10.48%, see rank89.76%10.24%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)1,03889.98%, see rank10.02%, see rank88.29%11.71%90.60%9.40%
College1,45589.14%, see rank10.86%, see rank87.67%12.33%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School20066.50%, see rank33.50%, see rank74.93%25.07%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Clarksdale, MSMississippiU.S.
Total Households6,239, 100%1,092,627116,211,092
Average Household Size2.73, see rank2.642.63
1 Person Households1,850, 29.65%, see rank27.31%27.57%
2 or More Person Households4,389, 70.35%, see rank72.69%72.43%
Family Households (Families)4,206, 67.41%, see rank68.69%66.22%
Average Family Size3.52, see rank3.303.32
Married-Couple Family1,758, 28.18%, see rank45.22%48.42%
Nonfamily Households2,033, 32.59%, see rank31.31%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Clarksdale, MS%MississippiU.S.
15 Years and Over Total12,947see rank2,365,897252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over5,555100%, see rank1,133,229123,281,364
Never Married2,58746.57%, see rank35.54%35.77%
Married2,16939.05%, see rank50.55%52.04%
Widowed2103.78%, see rank2.91%2.57%
Divorced58910.60%, see rank11.00%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over7,392100%, see rank1,232,668129,692,771
Never Married3,45346.71%, see rank30.41%29.48%
Married2,31531.32%, see rank46.21%49.19%
Widowed1,02713.89%, see rank10.86%9.16%
Divorced5978.08%, see rank12.51%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Clarksdale, MS%MississippiU.S.
Native17,32799.03%, see rank97.76%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence15,29587.41%, see rank71.47%58.73%
Born in Different State2,02511.57%, see rank25.73%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
70.04%, see rank0.56%1.42%
Foreign Born1700.97%, see rank2.24%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship1030.59%, see rank0.79%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship670.38%, see rank1.46%7.09%
Born In Europe00.00%, see rank0.23%1.53%
Born In Asia1480.85%, see rank0.75%3.82%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank0.06%0.55%
Born In Oceania140.08%, see rank0.01%0.07%
Born In Latin America80.05%, see rank1.15%6.83%
Born In Northern America00.00%, see rank0.05%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Clarksdale, MS%MississippiU.S.
English6,12798.20%, see rank95.53%79.39%
Spanish520.83%, see rank2.64%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages210.34%, see rank0.89%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages210.34%, see rank0.67%3.36%
Other180.29%, see rank0.28%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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