|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Dawson Springs is 2,444. Dawson Springs, Kentucky is the 6,911th largest city in the US.
The peak population of Dawson Springs was in 1990, when its population was 3,170. In 1990, Dawson Springs was the 5,352nd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 6,911th largest city in the US. Dawson Springs is currently 22.9% smaller than it was in 1990.
Dawson Springs has shrunk 17.8% since the year 2000. Dawson Springs, Kentucky's growth is extremely below average. 94% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|6905||Castle Rock, Washington||2,446||15.1%|
|6911||Dawson Springs, Kentucky||2,444||-17.8%|
|6912||Mountain City, Tennessee||2,444||-2.0%|
|6915||Pageland, South Carolina||2,443||-3.0%|
|6916||West Union, Iowa||2,442||-4.1%|
The total voting age population of Dawson Springs, Kentucky, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 2,061. The voting age population is 38.8% male and 61.2% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 22.0% of the residents of Dawson Springs are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Dawson Springs are 93.9% White, 4.0% Two or more races, 1.7% Black and 0.4% Asian. Additionally, 0.4% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Dawson Springs, 31.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 42.7%. On a per-household basis, 25.8% of families are below the poverty line in Dawson Springs.
Among those aged 16 and older, 37.0% of Dawson Springs residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 79.3% of Dawson Springs residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 9.3% have a bachelor's degree and 1.9% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Dawson Springs residents aged 5 and older, 0.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.1% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.0% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.2% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Dawson Springs is 5.7%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Dawson Springs, 15.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Dawson Springs is $25,221.
In Dawson Springs, 57.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 42.4% of housing units in Dawson Springs.
Of all the housing units in Dawson Springs, 23.8% of them were build before 1940.
In Dawson Springs, 6.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Dawson Springs is $560.
In Dawson Springs, 62.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.