Dawson Springs is one of the cities in Hopkins and Caldwell counties in the state of Kentucky. It encompasses 4.0 square miles of total land area of which 0.25% is water and 3.9 square miles is land. This area summation was published by the U.S. Census Bureau. According to the World Geodetic System the city is located at coordinates 37?10'18"North 87?41'21"West.
Based on the 2009 recent estimates, the population of Dawson Springs is 2,908. It marks a population growth of -0.97% since 2000. The average home cost in the city is $47,070 with a -2.
40% home appreciation, during the previous year. As compared to other cities in the country, the cost of living in Dawson Springs is 26.25%, a lower percentage than that of the US average.
Public schools in the city spend $5,361 for every student; while the US spends $6,058. The student-teacher ratio in the city is one teacher for approximately 19 students. One librarian in a school is to 481 students; one counsellor is to 844 children.
The rate of unemployment in Dawson Springs is 9.70%, while the US unemployment average is 8.50%. Recently, the job growth in the city is marked negative with a 4.10% decrease in jobs.
Based on the census estimates made in 2000, the population of Dawson Springs reached a total of 2,980, with 801 families and 1,214 households. The population density of the city is 755.8 individuals per square mile. The city has 1,353 housing units with a median density of 343.2/sq mi. The city's racial makeup is composed of Caucasians covering 97.72% of the total population; 0.94% African American; 0.30% Asian; and 0.27% Native American; 0.70% coming from dual or multi-ethnicities; and 0.07% coming from other races. Another 0.27% of the total population belongs to the Latino race.
Of the 1,214 households in the city, 28.9% have children ages 18 and below still living with them, 48.4% are married couples, 14.8% are female heads of households, and 34.0% are non-family members. Generally, 31.2% of the entire households are composed of single individuals, and 17.1% are those who live alone ages 65 years old or older. The median size of each household is 2.31, while the median size of a family is 2.90.
The city's demographics regarding age are as follows: 23.1% below 18 years old, 8.4% from 18 to 24 years old, 25.4% from 25 to 44 years old, 21.1% from 45 to 64 years old, and 22.0% ages 65 years or older. The average age in the city is 40 years old. For every 100 females, there are 84.3 males; and for every 100 females, at the age of 18 and above, there are 78.7 males.
The average profit or income for each household in Dawson Springs is $22,670; for every family, the median income is $27,872. Men in the city earn an average income of $29,545, while women earn an average of $18,875. The city's per capita income is $14,649. Roughly 27.1% of the total population and 25.5% of the entire families are classified below the poverty line. This includes 39.0% of individuals below 18 years old and 18.9% of those ages 65 and older.