Clarksdale, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clarksdale, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Clarksdale had a population of 17,223 as of July 1, 2016. Clarksdale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clarksdale is located at latitude 34.1975 and longitude -90.5731 in Coahoma County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clarksdale (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Coahoma County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 174 feet.

The City of Clarksdale (GNIS ID: 2404057) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Clarksdale is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Coahoma County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clarksdale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clarksdale: Clarksville, Diamond of the Delta, Golden Buckle of the Cotton Belt, Little New York.

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Clarksdale, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,223
Population in Households 16,795
Population in Familes 13,744
Population in Group Qrtrs 428
Population Density1 1,240
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 6,342
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 4,156
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,276 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,097 (42.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,245 (44.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 934 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $60,448
Average Home Value $79,293


Median Household Income $25,913
Average Household Income $38,545
Per Capita Income $14,476
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.67% -0.47%
Households -0.46% -0.33%
Families -0.71% -0.49%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Clarksdale, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clarksdale to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 94th
Population Density1 # 48 87th
Diversity Index2 # 248 32nd
Median Household Income # 297 18th
Per Capita Income # 299 18th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.