Clarksdale, MS

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Population

24,296

2.05% decline

Poverty Rate

36.2%


Median Age

34


Median Household Income

$28,728

1.81% growth

Number of Employees

8,402

1.79% decline

Median Property Value

$62,400

0.16% decline

About

In 2017, Clarksdale, MS had a population of 24.3k people with a median age of 34 and a median household income of $28,728. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clarksdale, MS declined from 24,804 to 24,296, a -2.05% decrease and its median household income grew from $28,217 to $28,728, a 1.81% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clarksdale, MS are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (77.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (21.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.543%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.486%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.123%). N/A% of the people in Clarksdale, MS speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clarksdale, MS are Coahoma Community College (512 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Clarksdale, MS is $62,400, and the homeownership rate is 51.2%. Most people in Clarksdale, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Clarksdale, MS is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Clarksdale, MS employs 8.4k people. The largest industries in Clarksdale, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,607 people), Educational Services (1,044 people), and Retail Trade (830 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($58,958), Utilities ($43,229), and Finance & Insurance ($43,036).

Median household income in Clarksdale, MS is $28,728. Males in Clarksdale, MS have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,636. The income inequality in Clarksdale, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$28,728

2017 value

± $2,702

1.81%

1 Year Growth

± 12.4%

Households in Clarksdale, MS have a median annual income of $28,728, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $28,217 in 2016, which represents a 1.81% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$52,323

Average Male Salary

± $1,698

$36,636

Average Female Salary

± $1,074

In 2017, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.43 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $45,496 ± $1,341

  2. Asian

    $44,270 ± $11,739

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,514 ± $48,157

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mississippi workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clarksdale, MS is from Mississippi.

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

0.446

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.919% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Mississippi across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clarksdale, MS was Madison County, MS with a value of $75,992, followed by DeSoto County, MS and Rankin County, MS, with respective values of $68,385 and $66,480.

The following map shows all of the counties in Clarksdale, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

36.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clarksdale, MS (8.59k out of 23.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    7,851 ± 509

  2. White

    625 ± 139

  3. Asian

    53 ± 113

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clarksdale, MS is Black, followed by White and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

8.4k

2017 Value

± 584

-1.79%

1 Year decline

± 9.59%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clarksdale, MS declined at a rate of -1.79%, from 8.56k employees to 8.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clarksdale, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,063 people), Sales & Related Occupations (709 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (708 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clarksdale, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clarksdale, MS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,063 people), Sales & Related Occupations (709 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (708 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Clarksdale, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.18 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.81 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2.25 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clarksdale, MS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($85,893), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,841), and Management Occupations ($51,782).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.4k

2017 Value

± 584

-1.79%

1 Year decline

± 9.59%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clarksdale, MS declined at a rate of -1.79%, from 8.56k employees to 8.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clarksdale, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,607 people), Educational Services (1,044 people), and Retail Trade (830 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clarksdale, MS, though some of these residents may live in Clarksdale, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Clarksdale, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,607 people), Educational Services (1,044 people), and Retail Trade (830 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Clarksdale, MS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.35 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.58 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clarksdale, MS, by median earnings, are Information ($58,958), Utilities ($43,229), and Finance & Insurance ($43,036).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $46.3B

  2. $23.9B

  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $46.3B, followed by Textiles/leather ($23.9B) and Mixed freight ($14.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Mississippi products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$206B

2020 Value

$277B

Projected 2045 Value

34.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Mississippi trade was $206B. This is expected to increase 34.7% to $277B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Mississippi trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $37.6B

  2. $18B

  3. $17.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $37.6B, followed by Tennessee with $18B and Louisiana and $17.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Mississippi shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86% of the population of Clarksdale, MS has health coverage, with 28.3% on employee plans, 39.6% on Medicaid, 8.68% on Medicare, 7.86% on non-group plans, and 1.59% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Clarksdale, MS was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in Clarksdale, MS see 1883 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.686% decrease from the previous year (1896 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2186 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 764 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.1%). Additionally, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,883 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Mississippi see an average of 1,883 patients per year. This represents a 0.686% decrease from the previous year (1,896 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mississippi in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,646

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,045

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,690

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,021

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Mississippi (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.86%, from $7,362 to $7,646.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14%

Uninsured

28.3%

Employer Coverage

39.6%

Medicaid

8.68%

Medicare

7.86%

Non-Group

1.59%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clarksdale, MS declined by 13.3% from 16.1% to 14%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clarksdale, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.1% prevalence

  2. 17.8% prevalence

  3. 17.7% prevalence

Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, at 18.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Clarksdale, MS is home to a population of 24.3k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.379% of Clarksdale, MS residents were born outside of the country (92 people).

In 2017, there were 3.57 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.7k people) in Clarksdale, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.24k White (Non-Hispanic) and 132 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 31.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clarksdale, MS was 34. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Clarksdale, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Clarksdale, MS residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.379%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

92 people

0.778%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

193 people

As of 2017, 0.379% of Clarksdale, MS residents (92 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clarksdale, MS was 0.778%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    22,332 ± 3,655 people

  2. Vietnam

    4,461 ± 1,639 people

  3. India

    4,072 ± 1,566 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 22,332 Mississippi residents, followed by Vietnam with 4,461 and India with 4,072.

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Citizenship

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Clarksdale, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clarksdale, MS was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clarksdale, MS

  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    18.7k ± 103

  2. White (Non-Hispanic)

    5.24k ± 24

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    132 ± 24

In 2017, there were 3.57 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.7k people) in Clarksdale, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.24k White (Non-Hispanic) and 132 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Clarksdale, MS as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    387 ± 126

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    227 ± 124

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    176 ± 102

Clarksdale, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Clarksdale, MS awarded 512 degrees. The student population of Clarksdale, MS is skewed towards women, with 738 male students and 1,216 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clarksdale, MS are Black or African American (468 and 91.4%), followed by White (41 and 8.01%), Unknown (2 and 0.391%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (1 and 0.195%).

The largest universities in Clarksdale, MS by number of degrees awarded are Coahoma Community College (512 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Clarksdale, MS are General Studies (86 and 16.8%), Autobody & Collision Repair Technology (40 and 7.81%), and Child Care Provider (40 and 7.81%).

The median tuition costs in Clarksdale, MS are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 86 degrees awarded

  2. 27 degrees awarded

  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Clarksdale, MS was General Studies with 86 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Clarksdale, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

512 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Clarksdale, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Coahoma Community College with 512 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

208

Degrees Awarded to Men

304

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 208 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clarksdale, MS, which is 0.684 times less than the 304 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    468 degrees awarded

  2. White

    41 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    2 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Clarksdale, MS were to Black or African American students. These 468 degrees mean that there were 11.4 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 41 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clarksdale, MS was $62,400 in 2017, which is 0.272 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $62,500 to $62,400, a 0.16% decrease. The homeownership rate in Clarksdale, MS is 51.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clarksdale, MS have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clarksdale, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$62,400

2017 Median

± $5,451

$62,500

2016 Median

± $4,771

In 2017, the median property value in Clarksdale, MS declined from to $62,400 from the previous year's value of $62,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clarksdale, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clarksdale, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Household Income

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$28,728

Median Household Income

± $2,702

8.97k

Number of Households

± 576

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.97k households in Clarksdale, MS grew to $28,728 from the previous year's value of $28,217.

The following chart displays the households in Clarksdale, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Clarksdale, MS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clarksdale, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

51.2%

2017 Homeownership

52.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 51.2% of the housing units in Clarksdale, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 52.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Clarksdale, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clarksdale, MS have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.99% of the workforce in Clarksdale, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.6%

  2. Carpooled

    13.5%

  3. Walked

    3.06%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Clarksdale, MS was Drove Alone (79.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.5%) and those who Walked (3.06%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Clarksdale, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clarksdale, MS have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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