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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dawson Springs is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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%).

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.

As is often the case in a small city, Dawson Springs doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Dawson Springs have a very low rate of college education: just 8.01% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

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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