Livability Awards

A+ Clarksdale Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A Clarksdale Cost of Living Cost of living is 13% lower than Mississippi
Clarksdale
7327% less expensive than the US average
Mississippi
8416% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Clarksdale cost of living
D- Clarksdale Crime Total crime is 39% higher than Mississippi
Total crime
3,66642% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2842% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-14%Year over year crime is down
Clarksdale crime
F Clarksdale Employment Household income is 28% lower than Mississippi
Median household income
$29,17547% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$14,86850% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
11%141% higher than the US average
Clarksdale employment
D- Clarksdale Housing Home value is 41% lower than Mississippi
Median home value
$62,10066% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$58738% lower than the US average
Home ownership
48%25% lower than the US average
Clarksdale real estate or Clarksdale rentals
F Clarksdale Schools HS graduation rate is 4% lower than Mississippi
High school grad. rates
73%12% lower than the US average
School test scores
18%64% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:13% lower than the US average
Clarksdale K-12 schools or Clarksdale colleges

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      Not a Lot to Recommend Clarksdale, MS

      Attractions6/10
      Community6/10
      Nightlife4/10
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      Shopping5/10
      Sometimes when you want to say a lot of good things about a place, you just can't. After living in Clarksdale for most of my life I honestly haven't seen a lot to recommend it. The crime has gotten completely terrible here. The schools weren't very good when I was a student and nowadays I hear that they have gone downhill even further. Jobs don't come easy and decent housing is really hard to come across. We don't even have very many things like restaurants or stores to enjoy.

      We do have a few attractions nearby. There's the home of outlaw Jesse James which has been turned into a museum, there's my personal favorite, the Glore Psychiatric Museum, then there's the Pony Express Museum and the Remington Nature Center. I just can't say that Clarksdale is one of the best areas in the state. The people are very nice for the most part, and we do have these things to do for fun, but it leaves a lot to be desired, in my humble opinion.
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      Source: The Clarksdale, MS data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).