Clarksdale, Mississippi

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Population in 2017: 15,732 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: -23.8%
 
Males: 7,197  (45.8%)
Females: 8,535  (54.2%)
Median resident age:

33.2 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years

Zip codes: 38645.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $30,827 (it was $22,188 in 2000)
Clarksdale:

$30,827
MS:

$43,529

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,393 (it was $12,611 in 2000)

Clarksdale city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $95,863 (it was $51,600 in 2000)
Clarksdale:

$95,863
MS:

$120,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $602.

March 2019 cost of living index in Clarksdale: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 35.0%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.4% for Black residents, 13.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Clarksdale, MS (2010)
    • 14,14078.7%Black alone
    • 3,46019.3%White alone
    • 1680.9%Hispanic
    • 980.5%Asian alone
    • 710.4%Two or more races
    • 180.1%American Indian alone
    • 70.04%Other race alone

Races in Clarksdale detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists, there were 46 registered sex offenders living in Clarksdale, Mississippi as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Clarksdale is 369 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Clarksdale by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(26.8)
5
(27.7)
4
(22.5)
3
(17.2)
8
(44.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
11
(59.0)
14
(77.7)
18
(101.5)
10
(57.2)
4
(22.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
29
(155.5)
56
(310.6)
57
(321.3)
28
(160.1)
40
(221.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
32
(171.6)
64
(355.0)
50
(281.8)
63
(360.3)
98
(543.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
653
(3,501)
495
(2,746)
621
(3,500)
681
(3,895)
619
(3,433)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
200
(1,072)
432
(2,396)
334
(1,883)
415
(2,374)
503
(2,790)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
67
(359.2)
71
(393.8)
41
(231.1)
56
(320.3)
67
(371.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
13
(69.7)
9
(49.9)
9
(50.7)
5
(28.6)
20
(110.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)498.5601.3617.8593.4663.4

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City-data.com crime index in Clarksdale, MS

Crime rate in Clarksdale detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 45 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Mississippi average:

2.18
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Ancestries: English (3.6%), American (2.7%), Irish (1.6%), Italian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 180 feet

Land area: 13.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,137 people per square mile   (low).

Clarksdale, Mississippi map

168 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.0%
Mississippi:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,063 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $717 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Memphis, TN (72.2 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (371.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Lyon, MS (1.5 miles ),
Farrell, MS (2.7 miles ),
Jonestown, MS (3.3 miles ),
Alligator, MS (3.4 miles ),
Coahoma, MS (3.5 miles ),
Friars Point, MS (3.5 miles ),
Duncan, MS (3.8 miles ),
Tutwiler, MS (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 34.20 N, Longitude: 90.57 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +797 (+4.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,560 (62.9%)

Area code: 662

Distribution of median household income in Clarksdale, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Clarksdale, MS in 2017
Clarksdale satellite photo by USGS

Clarksdale tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $70,800
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $88,800
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $152,400
  • 2006: 45 buildings, average cost: $63,200
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $134,100
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $47,100
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $78,100
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $70,900
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2015: 5 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Clarksdale, MS residents
Average permit cost in Clarksdale, MS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

7.4%
Mississippi:

4.8%
Historical population in Clarksdale, MS
Historical housing units in Clarksdale, MS
Most common industries in Clarksdale, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (12.0%)
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Construction (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (9.5%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
  • Health care (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.7%)
  • Educational services (17.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (14.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Clarksdale, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.9%)
  • Cashiers (7.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)

Average climate in Clarksdale, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Clarksdale, Mississippi environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Clarksdale-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 71% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/24/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.2 miles away from the Clarksdale city center injured 48 people and caused $4 million in damages.

On 2/21/1971, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 41.3 miles away from the city center killed 47 people and injured 510 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Clarksdale-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 100.5 miles away from Clarksdale center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 169.0 miles away from Clarksdale center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 115.6 miles away from Clarksdale center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 133.1 miles away from Clarksdale center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 97.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Coahoma County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 2, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Clarksdale topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Clarksdale:

  • DELTA MANOR (701 US HIGHWAY 322 WEST)
  • HEALING HANDS HOSPICE (1742 NORTH STATE STREET)
  • HOSPICE OF NORTH MS CLARKSDALE (223 SHARKEY AVENUE)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPICE, INC (600 OHIO STREET)
  • MID SOUTH HOSPICE (160 ANDERSON BLVD)
  • NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 1970 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • CLARKSDALE NURSING CENTER (1120 RITCHIE AVE/PO BOX 1304)
  • GREENBOUGH NURSING CENTER (340 DESOTO AVE EXTENDED)
  • RCG CLARKSDALE (2010 N. STATE ST.)
  • MID DELTA HH OF CHARLESTON INC (222 ISSAQUENA AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Clarksdale:

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College/University in Clarksdale:

  • Coahoma Community College (Full-time enrollment: 2,284; Location: 3240 Friars Point Rd; Public; Website: www.coahomacc.edu/)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Clarksdale:

  • Delta State University (about 33 miles; Cleveland, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,304)
  • Northwest Mississippi Community College (about 46 miles; Senatobia, MS; FT enrollment: 6,607)
  • Mississippi Valley State University (about 50 miles; Itta Bena, MS; FT enrollment: 2,233)
  • Mississippi Delta Community College (about 53 miles; Moorhead, MS; FT enrollment: 2,100)
  • University of Mississippi (about 61 miles; University, MS; FT enrollment: 17,642)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 72 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • University of Memphis (about 72 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)

Public high schools in Clarksdale:

Private high school in Clarksdale:

  • LEE ACADEMY (Students: 404, Location: 415 LEE DR, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Clarksdale:

  • W.A. HIGGINS MIDDLE SCHOOL ACADEMY (Location: 1749 CHESTNUT STREET, Grades: 7-8)
  • MYRTLE HALL IV LANG. IMMERSION (Location: 700 5TH STREET, Grades: PK-4)
  • HEIDELBERG SCHOOL MATH & SCIENCE (Location: 801 MAPLE AVE., Grades: PK-4)
  • KIRKPATRICK HEALTH /WELLNESS (Location: 1101 SMITH STREET, Grades: PK-4)
  • OAKHURST INTERMEDIATE ACADEMY (Location: 120 WEST SECOND STREET, Grades: 5-6)
  • GEO H OLIVER VISUAL/PERF. ARTS (Location: 871 RITCHIE AVENUE, Grades: KG-4)
  • BOOKER T WASHINGTON INTERN. STUDIES (Location: 1806 SUNFLOWER AVE. EXTENSION, Grades: PK-4)
  • SHERARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 3105 BOBO-SHERARD ROAD, Grades: PK-6)

Private elementary/middle schools in Clarksdale:

  • PRESBYTERIAN DAY SCHOOL (Students: 145, Location: 944 CATALPA ST, Grades: PK-6)
  • ST ELIZABETH CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 103, Location: 150 FLORENCE AVE, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Clarksdale

Library in Clarksdale:

  • CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $602,002; Location: 114 DELTA AVENUE; 75,592 books; 2,171 audio materials; 2,473 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 134 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Birthplace of singer Muddy Waters
  • Morgan FREEMON the oscar winning actor is also a resident of clarksdale . added by Roosevelt
  • Birthplace of singer Ike Turner
  • Birthplace of singer Sam Cooke

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Clarksdale: Clarksdale Country Club (A), Coahoma County Courthouse (B), Carnegie Library (C), Clarksdale City Hall (D), Delta Blues Museum (E), Clarksdale Fire Department Central Station (F), Clarksdale Fire Department Station 3 (G), Clarksdale Fire Department Station 4 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Westgate Shopping Center (1), Oakhurst Village Shopping Center (2), Anderson Shopping Plaza Shopping Center (3), Clarksdale Shopping Center (4), Commerce Plaza Shopping Center (5), Desoto Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Clarksdale include: New Hope Church (A), Rayford Chapel Baptist Church (B), Friendship African Methodist Episcopal Church (C), Union Grove Baptist Church (D), Silent Grove Baptist Church (E), Saint Pauls United Methodist Church (F), Saint James Temple Church of God in Christ (G), Saint Georges Episcopal Church (H), Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oakridge Cemetery (1), Pawpaw Cemetery (2), Beth Israel Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Mill Creek (A), Little Sunflower River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Clarksdale include: Dixie Youth Park (1), Anderson Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Hopson Preservation CO (8141 Old Highway 49).

Hotels: Budget Inn (420 South State Street), Best Western (710 South State Street), Comfort Inn Clarksdale (818 South State Street), Hicks Motel (730 Lincoln Place), Clarksdale-Days Inn (1910 N State St), Riverside Hotel (615 Sunflower Avenue), Econo Lodge (350 South State Street), Fax Hampton Inn (710 South State Street), Best Western Executive Inn (710 South State Street).

Courts: Coahoma County - Circuit Court Judge (115 1st Street), Coahoma County - Justice Court Clerk (71 Sunflower Avenue), Coahoma County - Passports (Court House), Coahoma County - Youth Court Temporary Housing Facility (310 Anderson Boulevard), Coahoma County - Circuit Court Clerk (115 1st Street), Clarksdale City - Court Clerk's Office (121 Sunflower Avenue), Coahoma County Circuit Court (115 1st Street), Court Square Rural Health Clinic (406 Court Street), Coahoma County - Youth Court- Dhs Counselor (63 Sunflower Avenue).

Birthplace of: Sam Cooke - Singer-songwriter, Alfonso Ratliff - Boxer, Blac Elvis - Hip hop record producer, Charlie Conerly - Football player, Earl Barron - NBA player (Miami Heat, born: Aug 14, 1981), Ike Turner, Johnny B. Moore - Chicago blues and electric blues guitarist, Junior Parker - Memphis blues singer and musician, Larry A. Thompson - Film producer, Mario Haggan - 2005 NFL player (Buffalo Bills, born: Mar 3, 1980).

Coahoma County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Clarksdale and their reported violations in the past:

CLARKSDALE PUBLIC UTILITIES (Population served: 20,615, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 189 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Clarksdale that have no violations reported:

  • COAHOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Population served: 2,000, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • COAHOMA UTILITY DIST #2 (Population served: 264, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.6%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.2%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Clarksdale in 2010:

  • 148 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 138 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 82 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Clarksdale in 2000:

  • 173 people in nursing homes
  • 145 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 129 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 121 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Banks with branches in Clarksdale (2011 data):

  • First National Bank of Clarksdale: Nortside Branch, Westgate Branch, First National Bank Of Clarksdale. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $320.7 mil, Deposits: $265.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: First Valley National Corp.
  • CB&S Bank, Inc.: Clarksdale Main Branch at 301 John Hooker Lane, branch established on 1931/03/10; Clarksdale Branch at 720 Desoto Avenue, branch established on 2007/01/29. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $1,276.1 mil, Deposits: $1,018.1 mil, headquarters in Russellville, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 42 total offices, Holding Company: Cbs Banc-Corp.
  • Regions Bank: 205 East 2nd Street Branch at 211 East 2nd Street, branch established on 1900/09/15; Westside Branch at 109 Anderson Boulevard, branch established on 1975/03/05. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Covenant Bank: 61 Branch at 622 South State Street, branch established on 2009/06/01; at 206 Sharkey Avenue, branch established on 2000/10/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $230.7 mil, Deposits: $183.6 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Covenant Financial Corporation
  • Woodforest National Bank: Ms Clarksdale at 1000 S State Street, branch established on 2009/08/15. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Southern Bancorp Bank: Clarksdale Branch at 875 South State Street, branch established on 2001/01/15. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $1,146.8 mil, Deposits: $966.8 mil, headquarters in Arkadelphia, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 40 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Bancorp, Inc

For population 15 years and over in Clarksdale:

Marital status in Clarksdale, MS
  • Never married: 43.8%
  • Now married: 33.4%
  • Separated: 6.1%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

For population 25 years and over in Clarksdale:

  • High school or higher: 79.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.4
Mississippi average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Clarksdale
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Religion statistics for Clarksdale, MS (based on Coahoma County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,62927
Black Protestant5,45415
Mainline Protestant2,3757
Catholic9352
Other351
None10,723-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Coahoma County:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Coahoma County:

6.87 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Coahoma County:

3.62 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Coahoma County:

15.9%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Coahoma County:

39.6%
State:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Coahoma County:

10.2%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.9%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.3%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.6
Mississippi:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
Clarksdale:

18.7%
Mississippi:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.5%
Mississippi:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
Mississippi:

6.8

Overweight people:
Clarksdale:

36.2%
Mississippi:

34.6%

General health condition:
This city:

54.8%
Mississippi:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Clarksdale:

81.9%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Clarksdale, MS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 44$138,289$37,7151$264
Firefighters 42$138,444$39,5550$0
Other and Unallocable 33$104,840$38,1240$0
Electric Power 24$115,123$57,5620$0
Water Supply 13$42,543$39,2700$0
Streets and Highways 11$32,634$35,6011$2,843
Sewerage 9$33,511$44,6810$0
Judicial and Legal 8$27,200$40,8000$0
Solid Waste Management 7$18,531$31,7670$0
Other Government Administration 6$20,181$40,3620$0
Financial Administration 6$21,873$43,7462$1,411
Police - Other 3$8,102$32,4080$0
Parks and Recreation 1$1,993$23,9160$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 207$703,264$40,7694$4,518

Clarksdale government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $22,686,000 ($1442.03)
    Sewerage: $3,686,000 ($234.30)
    Police Protection: $3,170,000 ($201.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,515,000 ($159.87)
    Water Utilities: $1,985,000 ($126.18)
    Regular Highways: $1,492,000 ($94.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,446,000 ($91.91)
    Central Staff Services: $837,000 ($53.20)
    General - Other: $774,000 ($49.20)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $465,000 ($29.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $285,000 ($18.12)
    Health - Other: $285,000 ($18.12)
    General Public Buildings: $194,000 ($12.33)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $161,000 ($10.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,520,000 ($541.57)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $244,000 ($15.51)
    Other - General - Other: $147,000 ($9.34)
    Other - Air Transportation: $37,000 ($2.35)
    Other - Health - Other: $16,000 ($1.02)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $241,000 ($15.32)
    Police Protection: $182,000 ($11.57)
    General Public Building: $98,000 ($6.23)
    Local Fire Protection: $97,000 ($6.17)
    Regular Highways: $28,000 ($1.78)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($0.51)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,162,000 ($328.12)

Clarksdale government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,395,000 ($279.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,631,000 ($103.67)
    Other: $304,000 ($19.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($0.95)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $27,000 ($1.72)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $224,000 ($14.24)
    Highways: $158,000 ($10.04)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,326,000 ($84.29)
    Fines and Forfeits: $305,000 ($19.39)
    Rents: $105,000 ($6.67)
    Interest Earnings: $82,000 ($5.21)
    Sale of Property: $19,000 ($1.21)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $26,370,000 ($1676.20)
    Water Utilities: $3,043,000 ($193.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,829,000 ($179.82)
    Other: $432,000 ($27.46)
  • Tax - Property: $4,993,000 ($317.38)
    Public Utility License: $638,000 ($40.55)
    Other License: $82,000 ($5.21)
    Other Selective Sales: $54,000 ($3.43)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $29,000 ($1.84)

Clarksdale government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $126,336,000 ($8030.51)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $123,940,000 ($7878.21)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,600,000 ($228.83)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,200,000 ($203.41)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,396,000 ($152.30)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $400,000 ($25.43)

Clarksdale government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,329,000 ($593.00)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,028,000 ($319.60)

3.75% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($28,475 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.75%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Shelby County, TN  0.38% ($23,387 average AGI)
from Bolivar County, MS  0.35% ($32,179)
from Tunica County, MS  0.35% ($23,607)


6.52% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($30,963 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.52%
Mississippi average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to DeSoto County, MS  0.91% ($31,487 average AGI)
to Shelby County, TN  0.61% ($31,392)
to Tunica County, MS  0.47% ($19,897)
Businesses in Clarksdale, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1Popeyes1
Burger King1Quiznos1
Church's Chicken1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2Sears1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subway2
H&R Block1T-Mobile2
Jones New York2Taco Bell1
KFC1Toyota1
Kroger1True Value1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Nike4Wendy's1
Payless1

Strongest AM radio stations in Clarksdale:

  • WROX (1450 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WSAO (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SENATOBIA, MS; Owner: JESSE C. ROSS AND ERNESTINE A. ROSS)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Clarksdale:

  • WWUN-FM (101.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WKXY (92.1 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: CLARKSDALE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAID (106.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • WKDJ-FM (96.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • KFFA-FM (103.1 FM; HELENA, AR; Owner: DELTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMAV-FM (90.3 FM; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • KJIW-FM (94.5 FM; HELENA, AR; Owner: ELIJAH MONDY,JR.)
  • WDFX (98.3 FM; CLEVELAND, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WMJW (107.5 FM; ROSEDALE, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • KCLT (104.9 FM; WEST HELENA, AR; Owner: WEST HELENA B/CASTERS)

TV broadcast stations around Clarksdale:

  • WPRQ-LP (Channel 12; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: DAVID ELLINGTON)
  • WABG-TV (Channel 6; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WMAV-TV (Channel 18; OXFORD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION)
  • WXVT (Channel 15; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W41BV (Channel 41; GRENADA, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Clarksdale fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 59Number of bridges
  • 771ft / 235mTotal length
  • $1,083,943,000Total costs
  • 176,920Total average daily traffic
  • 24,706Total average daily truck traffic
  • 146,500Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Clarksdale, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 21960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 241980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 172000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Clarksdale, MS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Clarksdale)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 107 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Clarksdale, MS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Clarksdale)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 41 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Clarksdale)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 160. The highest number of fire incidents - 216 took place in 2003, and the least - 61 in 2016. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Clarksdale, MS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (42.6%), and Outside Fires (23.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Clarksdale, MS
    • 1,09042.6%Structure Fires
    • 59423.2%Outside Fires
    • 55621.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 31712.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Clarksdale, MS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Clarksdale, Mississippi:

  • Southern Inn - Clarksdale, PO Box 995, Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614 , Phone: (662) 624-6558
  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, 350 S State St, Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614 , Phone: (662) 621-1110, Fax: (662) 621-9838
  • Hampton Inn, 15000 New Africa Rd, Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614 , Phone: (662) 621-1717
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Clarksdale, Mississippi
Most common first names in Clarksdale, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary27678.9 years
James26870.4 years
Willie23170.7 years
John20373.8 years
William15273.0 years
Robert13471.1 years
Annie11276.8 years
George9971.9 years
Henry9173.0 years
Jessie8473.3 years
Most common last names in Clarksdale, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams20573.5 years
Johnson17572.5 years
Jones13773.8 years
Brown12973.0 years
Smith12972.5 years
Jackson8872.1 years
Thomas8573.3 years
Moore8072.8 years
Davis7472.7 years
Harris6272.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Clarksdale, MS
  • 79.8%Utility gas
  • 19.9%Electricity
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Clarksdale, MS
  • 56.7%Utility gas
  • 43.0%Electricity
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Clarksdale compared to Mississippi state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Clarksdale on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married females and males (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 females never married)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage population decrease from 2000 (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2014 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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