Dawson Springs, KY
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Dawson Springs is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 2,737 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Dawson Springs is the 147th largest community in Kentucky.

Unlike some cities, Dawson Springs isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dawson Springs are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dawson Springs is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Dawson Springs who work in sales jobs (12.07%), office and administrative support (8.34%), and teaching (7.57%).

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Dawson Springs is worth considering.

Being a small city, Dawson Springs does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Dawson Springs has a very low overall level of education: only 8.01% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Dawson Springs in 2010 was $16,742, which is lower middle income relative to Kentucky, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $66,968 for a family of four. Dawson Springs also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.98% 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 German, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Dawson Springs is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Persian.

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