Dawson Springs is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 2,631 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dawson Springs is the 147th largest community in Kentucky.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Dawson Springs is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.22% of the Dawson Springs workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Dawson Springs is a city of service providers, transportation and shipping workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dawson Springs who work in food service (10.09%), office and administrative support (8.21%), and healthcare suport services (7.81%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Dawson Springs has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Dawson Springs a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Dawson Springs 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.
In Dawson Springs, just 9.32% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Dawson Springs in 2018 was $16,433, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,732 for a family of four. Dawson Springs also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.60% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Dawson Springs home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dawson Springs residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dawson Springs include English, Irish, German, European, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Dawson Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.