Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$17,919$21,651$29,829
Median household income$30,603$40,528$55,322
Median income owner occupied$42,616$50,403$70,586
Median income renter occupied$18,812$24,844$35,192
Median earnings male$27,930$31,665$36,919
Median earnings female$16,848$22,259$26,250
Unemployment rate6.2%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level38.7%22.3%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Clarksdale is 40% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Clarksdale is 45% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Clarksdale is 32% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Clarksdale is 156% higher than the national average

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      $20,399 $30,603 $61,206
      $27,015 $40,528 $81,056
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Clarksdale median earnings by income bracket

      Clarksdale employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.9%7.9%
      Manufacturing sector19.8%19.8%
      Financial & insurance services1.9%1.9%
      Wholesale & retail services14.6%14.6%
      Public administration6.7%6.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.0%4.0%
      Education, health & social services16.7%16.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Lyon, MS439$61,81811.7%
      Duncan, MS320$40,82626.2%
      Farrell, MS292$37,85331.6%
      Tutwiler, MS3,433$28,57848.3%
      Friars Point, MS1,269$20,71462.6%
      Clarksdale, MS15,342$30,60344.7%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Leduc County, AB15,344n/a 
      Westbury, NY15,339$108,99297.0%
      Centerton, AR15,345$85,53154.6%
      Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, QC15,334n/a 
      Berkley, MI15,352$93,03868.2%
      Clarksdale, MS15,342$30,60344.7%
      Source: The Clarksdale, MS employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).