Clarksdale, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clarksdale, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Clarksdale had a population of 16,688 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 16,688
Daytime Population: Workers 7,257
Daytime Population: Residents 10,820
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,077
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 16,235
Population in Familes 13,257
Population in Group Qrtrs 453
Population Density2 1,202
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $25,955
Average Household Income $40,023
Per Capita Income $14,872


Total Housing Units 7,154 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,884 (40.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,191 (44.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,079 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $63,675
Average Home Value $81,568


Total Households 6,075
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 3,980
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.01% -1.28%
Households -0.99% -1.28%
Families -1.21% -1.43%
Median Household Income   0.25%
Per Capita Income   1.49%

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, 2017 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 Density # 50 86th
Diversity Index # 259 29th
Median Household Income # 302 17th
Per Capita Income # 305 16th

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