Clarksdale, MS Profile: Facts & Data


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Clarksdale, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Clarksdale had a population of 16,847 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 16,847
Population in Households 16,394
Population in Familes 13,384
Population in Group Qrtrs 453
Population Density2 1,213
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $27,200
Average Household Income $41,194
Per Capita Income $15,280


Total Housing Units 7,130 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,835 (39.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,304 (46.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 991 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $67,450
Average Home Value $88,280


Total Households 6,139
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 4,013
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.77% -1.28%
Households -0.74% -1.26%
Families -0.96% -1.41%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

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, 2018 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 # 47 87th
Diversity Index # 267 27th
Median Household Income # 295 19th
Per Capita Income # 306 16th

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