Clarkson is a tiny city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 895 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Clarkson is the 271st largest community in Kentucky.
When you are in Clarkson, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 54.95% of Clarkson’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Clarkson is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clarkson who work in food service (11.50%), office and administrative support (11.18%), and sales jobs (4.79%).
The overall crime rate in Clarkson is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Clarkson is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Clarkson has a very low overall level of education: only 8.19% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Clarkson in 2010 was $12,510, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $50,040 for a family of four. Clarkson also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.35% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Clarkson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clarkson residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Clarkson include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Clarkson is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and German.