Clarksdale demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,2246491
Median age32.536.737.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)45%54%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%42%43%
Speak English98%96%79%
Speak Spanish1%2%13%
Clarksdale, MS has a population of 16,994 and is the 2,524th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,224 per sq mi which is 1812% higher than the Mississippi average and 1251% higher than the national average. The median age in Clarksdale is 33 which is approximately 11% lower than the Mississippi average of 37. In Clarksdale, 45% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 98% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 87% of Clarksdale residents were born in Mississippi, 12% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Clarksdale is 1812% higher than Mississippi.
  • The median age in Clarksdale is 11% lower than Mississippi.
  • In Clarksdale 18.38% of the population is White.
  • In Clarksdale 80.84% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Clarksdale 0.32% of the population is Asian.

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      Clarksdale population breakdown by race

      Black or African American80.84%37.51%12.63%
      American Indian0.05%0.44%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.02%0.18%
      Mixed race0.40%1.18%3.06%
      Other race0.00%0.88%4.75%
      In Clarksdale, 0.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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      Source: The Clarksdale, MS demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).