Dawson Springs, Kentucky

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Population in 2019: 2,631 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.7%
 
Males: 1,085  (41.3%)
Females: 1,546  (58.7%)
Median resident age:

43.8 years
Kentucky median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 42408, 42453.

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Estimated median household income in 2019: $26,072 (it was $22,670 in 2000)
Dawson Springs:

$26,072
KY:

$52,295

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,929 (it was $14,649 in 2000)

Dawson Springs city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $67,243 (it was $39,000 in 2000)
Dawson Springs:

$67,243
KY:

$151,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $111,432; detached houses: $123,477; mobile homes: $49,725

Median gross rent in 2019: $567.

March 2019 cost of living index in Dawson Springs: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 31.6%
(32.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Dawson Springs, KY (2019)
    • 2,50493.3%White alone
    • 1013.8%Two or more races
    • 461.7%Black alone
    • 110.4%Asian alone
    • 120.4%Hispanic

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Dawson Springs, Kentucky as of December 06, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dawson Springs is 212 to 1.


Crime rates in Dawson Springs by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(134.4)
3
(101.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(73.7)
3
(112.6)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(33.6)
1
(33.9)
3
(103.4)
2
(69.1)
5
(174.1)
2
(71.9)
2
(72.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.3)
5
(182.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(37.5)
2
(76.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
19
(638.4)
11
(373.3)
31
(1,069)
19
(656.3)
10
(348.2)
10
(359.3)
11
(397.3)
8
(290.6)
20
(726.7)
16
(583.9)
12
(439.2)
16
(590.0)
20
(750.5)
15
(569.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(403.2)
18
(610.8)
33
(1,138)
19
(656.3)
22
(766.0)
32
(1,150)
17
(613.9)
28
(1,017)
17
(617.7)
57
(2,080)
43
(1,574)
51
(1,881)
18
(675.4)
27
(1,025)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(33.6)
3
(101.8)
1
(34.5)
1
(34.5)
4
(139.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(108.3)
1
(36.3)
2
(72.7)
4
(146.0)
6
(219.6)
6
(221.2)
5
(187.6)
4
(151.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.1)
1
(36.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(38.0)
City-Data.com crime index177.8146.9143.899.1128.896.375.593.088.7172.3111.3185.8135.8108.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Dawson Springs, KY

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Kentucky average:

1.70
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Ancestries: American (51.2%), English (14.8%), Irish (7.6%), European (5.8%), German (3.2%), French (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/09/1832

Elevation: 414 feet

Land area: 3.94 square miles.

Population density: 667 people per square mile   (low).

Dawson Springs, Kentucky map

10 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.4%
Kentucky:

3.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $822 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $429 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Clarksville, TN (46.1 miles , pop. 103,455).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (86.9 miles , pop. 569,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (322.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

St. Charles, KY (2.7 miles ),
Princeton, KY (3.4 miles ),
Earlington, KY (3.5 miles ),
Mortons Gap, KY (3.6 miles ),
Nortonville, KY (3.6 miles ),
Crofton, KY (3.8 miles ),
Cerulean, KY (3.8 miles ),
Nebo, KY (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 37.17 N, Longitude: 87.69 W

Area code: 270

Distribution of median household income in Dawson Springs, KY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Dawson Springs, KY in 2019
Dawson Springs satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.6%
Kentucky:

5.1%
Historical population in Dawson Springs, KY
Historical housing units in Dawson Springs, KY
Most common industries in Dawson Springs, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.8%)
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.1%)
  • Public administration (9.7%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (25.8%)
  • Educational services (19.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.7%)
  • Social assistance (5.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (2.8%)
Most common occupations in Dawson Springs, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)

Average climate in Dawson Springs, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dawson Springs-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.8 miles away from the Dawson Springs city center killed 2 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/15/2005, a category F4 tornado 10.3 miles away from the city center injured 40 people and caused $31 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dawson Springs-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 243% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 89.2 miles away from Dawson Springs center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 89.2 miles away from Dawson Springs center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 56.6 miles away from Dawson Springs center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 114.6 miles away from Dawson Springs center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 101.7 miles away from Dawson Springs 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 125.3 miles away from Dawson Springs center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hopkins County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 11, Tornadoes: 9, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dawson Springs topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Dawson Springs:

  • OUTWOOD (23524 DAWSON SPRINGS ROAD)
  • DAWSON POINTE, LLC (213 WATER STREET)
  • NEW DAWSON SPRINGS NH (213 WATER ST BOX 580)
  • TRADEWATER POINTE (100 W. RAMSEY)

Airports located in Dawson Springs:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dawson Springs:

  • Madisonville Community College (about 17 miles; Madisonville, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,082)
  • Hopkinsville Community College (about 23 miles; Hopkinsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,269)
  • Austin Peay State University (about 48 miles; Clarksville, TN; FT enrollment: 8,621)
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College (about 51 miles; Owensboro, KY; FT enrollment: 2,754)
  • Murray State University (about 53 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 55 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 55 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 9,532)

Public elementary/middle school in Dawson Springs:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Dawson Springs Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Dawson Springs: Walnut Grove Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Rosedale Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: North Fork Hurricane Creek (A), East Fork Hurricane Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Dawson Springs Museum and Art Center (127 South Main Street).

Hotel: Springs Inn (Highway 62).

Birthplace of: Steve Beshear - Politician, Mila Mason - Country singer, Earle B. Hall - Navy Air Medal recipient.

Hopkins County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

SOUTH HOPKINS WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 8,440, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-23-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-23-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-06-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-07-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-26-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-16-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2013), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-20-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2014)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
DAWSON SPRINGS WATER & SEWER (Population served: 3,505, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-02-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-10-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-28-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-07-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-05-2010), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-05-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-09-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-24-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-04-2009), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-04-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-28-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-24-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-06-2009), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-06-2009), St Public Notif received (AUG-22-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-24-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-12-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-12-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-17-2009), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-24-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2010)
  • 10 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2014. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-20-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-20-2014), St Compliance achieved (APR-15-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In JAN-2013, Contaminant: Chlorite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-06-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-12-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Chlorite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-2008), St Public Notif received (APR-27-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-28-2009)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.5%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.5%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
111 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
175 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Dawson Springs (2011 data):

  • Old National Bank: Dawson Springs Branch at 50 Oak Heights, branch established on 1999/02/22. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $8,467.9 mil, Deposits: $6,653.1 mil, headquarters in Evansville, IN, positive income, 195 total offices, Holding Company: Old National Bancorp
  • Fifth Third Bank: Dawson Springs Branch at 100 E. Arcadia St, branch established on 1958/06/09. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Dawson Springs Branch at 119 South Main Street, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Dawson Springs:

Marital status in Dawson Springs, KY
  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 44.9%
  • Separated: 6.7%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

For population 25 years and over in Dawson Springs:

  • High school or higher: 79.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.5
Kentucky average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Dawson Springs
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Dawson Springs, KY (based on Hopkins County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,53976
Mainline Protestant4,38719
Black Protestant9018
Catholic7893
Other5832
None19,721-
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: 10
This county:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Hopkins County:

4.76 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
This county:

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Hopkins County:

32.9%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Hopkins County:

17.4%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Dawson Springs:

57.4%
Kentucky:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Dawson Springs:

56.9%
State:

47.0%

Average BMI:
Dawson Springs:

27.7
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.8%
Kentucky:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Dawson Springs:

8.2%
Kentucky:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Dawson Springs:

7.1
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Dawson Springs:

31.8%
Kentucky:

33.8%

General health condition:
Dawson Springs:

63.8%
Kentucky:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.5%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dawson Springs, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 4$9,736$29,2080$0
Streets and Highways 4$18,970$56,9100$0
Solid Waste Management 3$5,927$23,7080$0
Fire - Other 2$1,661$9,9660$0
Police - Other 1$1,760$21,1200$0
Parks and Recreation 1$897$10,7640$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$1,546
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$2,134
Totals for Government 15$38,950$31,16011$3,680

Dawson Springs government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($1.90)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.38)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $835,000 ($317.37)
    Police Protection: $465,000 ($176.74)
    Sewerage: $245,000 ($93.12)
    Financial Administration: $159,000 ($60.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $108,000 ($41.05)
    Regular Highways: $87,000 ($33.07)
    Local Fire Protection: $42,000 ($15.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000 ($15.20)
    Housing and Community Development: $36,000 ($13.68)
    Central Staff Services: $29,000 ($11.02)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $8,000 ($3.04)
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,000 ($2.28)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($1.52)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,000 ($0.38)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($0.38)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $17,000 ($6.46)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $82,000 ($31.17)
    Police Protection: $52,000 ($19.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000 ($16.72)
    Local Fire Protection: $40,000 ($15.20)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($7.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($7.60)
    Central Staff Services: $12,000 ($4.56)
    Transit Utilities: $9,000 ($3.42)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $7,000 ($2.66)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $875,000 ($332.57)

Dawson Springs government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $377,000 ($143.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $254,000 ($96.54)
    Other: $51,000 ($19.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($7.60)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $44,000 ($16.72)
    Fines and Forfeits: $9,000 ($3.42)
    Rents: $9,000 ($3.42)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($0.76)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,031,000 ($391.87)
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $194,000 ($73.74)
    Highways: $57,000 ($21.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $57,000 ($21.66)
    Other: $19,000 ($7.22)
    General Local Government Support: $15,000 ($5.70)
  • Tax - Property: $302,000 ($114.79)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $284,000 ($107.94)
    Individual Income: $230,000 ($87.42)
    Public Utilities Sales: $62,000 ($23.57)
    Corporation Net Income: $20,000 ($7.60)
    Other License: $5,000 ($1.90)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000 ($1.14)

Dawson Springs government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,000 ($8.36)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,000 ($8.36)

Dawson Springs government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $619,000 ($235.27)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $111,000 ($42.19)

4.00% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,670 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.00%
Kentucky average:

6.45%

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 Webster County, KY  0.44% ($40,521 average AGI)
from Muhlenberg County, KY  0.34% ($35,333)
from Christian County, KY  0.25% ($39,049)

Businesses in Dawson Springs, KY

  • Dairy Queen: 1
  • H&R Block: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Dawson Springs:

  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WTTL (1310 AM; 2 kW; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: MADISONVILLE CBC, INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFMW (730 AM; 1 kW; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: SOUND BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WCBL (1290 AM; 5 kW; BENTON, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND)
  • WWLK (900 AM; 1 kW; EDDYVILLE, KY; Owner: TILENT, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dawson Springs:

  • WVVR (100.3 FM; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WKTG (93.9 FM; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: SOUND BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WYMV (106.9 FM; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: MADISONVILLE CBC, INC.)
  • W235AC (94.9 FM; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WQXQ (101.9 FM; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAVJ (104.9 FM; PRINCETON, KY; Owner: CALDWELL COUNTY CBC, INC.)
  • WHRZ (97.7 FM; PROVIDENCE, KY; Owner: HOPKINS-WEBSTER CBC, INC.)
  • WUBT (101.1 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSOF-FM (89.9 FM; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: MADISONVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)
  • W266AB (101.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, KY; Owner: PENNYRILE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY, INC.)
  • WCCK (95.7 FM; CALVERT CITY, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND DBA FREELAND BROADCASTING)
  • WKDZ-FM (106.5 FM; CADIZ, KY; Owner: HAM BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMJL-FM (102.7 FM; MARION, KY; Owner: JOEMYERS PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WHOP-FM (98.7 FM; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: HOP BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dawson Springs:

  • WKMA-TV (Channel 35; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WAZE-TV (Channel 19; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WKAG-CA (Channel 43; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY NEW ERA, INC.)
Dawson Springs fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Dawson Springs fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 36Number of bridges
  • 436ft / 133mTotal length
  • $4,990,000Total costs
  • 95,773Total average daily traffic
  • 18,644Total average daily truck traffic
  • 82,435Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Dawson Springs, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 131960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Dawson Springs, KY

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Dawson Springs)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

69 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • S Of Int Of Christrian & Hwy 454 (Lat: 37.189778 Lon: -87.559722), Type: Tank, Structure height: 37 m, Call Sign: WPHS457, Licensee ID: L00028101,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz, Grant Date: 07/09/2015, Expiration Date: 07/11/2025, Certifier: Edwin Martin, Registrant: South Hopkins Water District, Dawson Springs, KY 42408, Phone: (502) 797-5760
  • 2 Mi E On Hwy 62 (Lat: 37.189222 Lon: -87.641944), Call Sign: KAV640, Licensee ID: L00034271,
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.6000 MHz, Grant Date: 01/01/2003, Expiration Date: 12/15/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/16/2013, Registrant: William G Jones, Rt 2, Dawson Springs, KY 42408
  • Lat: 37.166722 Lon: -87.683333, Call Sign: WPTP644,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.775 MHz, 467.925 MHz, Grant Date: 11/16/2001, Expiration Date: 11/16/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/21/2012, Certifier: Michael R Midkiff, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514
  • Lat: 37.063361 Lon: -87.176639, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPWF231,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.437 MHz, 467.212 MHz, 467.437 MHz, 467.412 MHz, 462.437 MHz, 467.212 MHz, 467.437 MHz, 467.412 MHz, Grant Date: 04/01/2013, Expiration Date: 11/01/2022, Certifier: Rick Mcnichols, Registrant: Frankfort Communications, Inc., 1812 Louisville Road, Frankfort, KY 40601, Phone: (502) 223-2886, Fax: (502) 223-3471, Email:
  • Lat: 37.220556 Lon: -87.674528, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPXJ770,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.100 MHz, 150.775 MHz, 150.775 MHz, Grant Date: 04/17/2003, Expiration Date: 04/17/2013, Cancellation Date: 06/22/2013, Certifier: Pamela Ahlert, Registrant: Jennings Communications Communications And Consulting, LLC, 1108 Main St, Murray, KY 42071, Phone: (270) 759-9600, Fax: (270) 767-1800, Email:
  • WEST KY 4-H CAMP, 600 4-H Camp Drive (Lat: 37.184583 Lon: -87.699333), Type: Building, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WRCI701,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.750 MHz, Grant Date: 10/12/2018, Expiration Date: 10/12/2028, Certifier: Shane Browning, Registrant: Visiplex, Inc., 1287 North Barclay Boulevard, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, Phone: (847) 229-0250, Fax: (847) 229-0259, Email:
  • Lat: 37.220556 Lon: -87.674528, Call Sign: WRCT926,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.075 MHz, 159.075 MHz, Grant Date: 01/30/2019, Expiration Date: 01/30/2029, Certifier: Pamela Ahlert, Registrant: Jennings Communications Communications And Consulting, LLC, 1108 Main St, Murray, KY 42071, Phone: (270) 759-9600, Fax: (270) 767-1800, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

72 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dawson Springs)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: HODGES SAMUEL J RV-7A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: MAZDA 13B (146 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 462WP, N462WP, N-462WP, Serial Number: 71357, Year manufactured: 2010, Airworthiness Date: 02/27/2010, Certificate Issue Date: 09/15/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Samuel J Hodges, 710 Clark Rd, Dawson Springs, KY 42408
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5580T, N5580T, N-5580T, Serial Number: 17251480, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 04/14/1964, Certificate Issue Date: 01/19/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Joe A Redden, 511 N Russell St, Dawson Springs, KY 42408
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9537T, N9537T, N-9537T, Serial Number: 57337, Airworthiness Date: 04/21/1960, Certificate Issue Date: 01/30/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Orban D Howton, Po Box 55, Dawson Springs, KY 42408
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/08/2018
  • Aircraft: ENGINEERING & RESEARCH ERCOUPE 415-C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2193H, N2193H, N-2193H, Serial Number: 2816, Year manufactured: 1946, Certificate Issue Date: 04/01/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Tillman D Mallory, Box 154 Outwood Hospital, Dawson Springs, KY 42408
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/25/2019

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 24. The highest number of fire incidents - 47 took place in 2010, and the least - 5 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Dawson Springs, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (44.5%), and Outside Fires (37.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Dawson Springs, KY
    • 18144.5%Structure Fires
    • 15337.6%Outside Fires
    • 5413.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 194.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dawson Springs, KY
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Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Dawson Springs, KY
  • 56.0%Utility gas
  • 43.3%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Dawson Springs, KY
  • 57.4%Utility gas
  • 41.2%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Dawson Springs compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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