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Population (year 2000): 20,645. Estimated population in July 2005: 19,297 (-6.5% change)
Males: 9,286 (45.0%), Females: 11,359 (55.0%)

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Median resident age: 31.1 years
Median household income: $22,188 (year 2000)
Median house value: $53,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Clarksdale:

  • Black (68.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (29.7%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (6.2%), English (3.6%), Irish (3.2%), Italian (1.7%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%), Subsaharan African (1.1%).

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Elevation: 180 feet

Land area: 13.8 square miles

Clarksdale,

For population 25 years and over in Clarksdale

  • High school or higher: 64.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Clarksdale city

  • Never married: 35.3%
  • Now married: 39.1%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -1,078 (-5.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: TN Memphis, (75.8 miles pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (437.8 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: MS (2.5 miles Lyon, MS (11.7 miles Jonestown, MS (12.1 miles Coahoma, Point, MS (12.5 miles Friars MS (12.7 miles Alligator, MS Tutwiler, (15.9 miles MS (16.1 miles Duncan, MS (18.8 miles Lula,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 21 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $70,800
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $88,800
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $152,400

Latitude: 34.20 N, Longitude: 90.57 W

Area code: 662


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.3%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (17.3%), Retail trade (10.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +782 (+3.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,797 (71.3%)

Crime in Clarksdale (2001):
  • 5 murders (24.1 per 100,000)
  • 17 rapes (82.0 per 100,000)
  • 95 robberies (458.0 per 100,000)
  • 69 assaults (332.7 per 100,000)
  • 519 burglaries (2502.2 per 100,000)
  • 577 thefts (2781.8 per 100,000)
  • 131 auto thefts (631.6 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 600.6 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Average climate in Clarksdale, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Clarksdale,

Clarksdale-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Mississippi state average. It is 93% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/24/2001, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.9 miles away from the Clarksdale city center injured 48 people and caused $4 million in damages.

On 2/21/1971, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 42.1 miles away from the city center killed 47 people and injured 510 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Earl Barron - NBA player (Miami Heat, born: Aug 14, 1981), Ike Turner, Mario Haggan - 2005 NFL player (Buffalo Bills, born: Mar 3, 1980).


Hospital/medical center in Clarksdale:
  • NW MISSISSIPPI REGIONAL MED CENTER (1970 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Clarksdale:
  • HELENA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 21 miles; HELENA, AR)
  • QUITMAN COUNTY HOSPITAL & NH (about 22 miles; MARKS, MS)
  • NORTH SUNFLOWER COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 33 miles; RULEVILLE, MS)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Clarksdale:
  • MID DELTA RGNL (about 58 miles; GREENVILLE, MS; ID: GLH)
  • MEMPHIS INTL (about 72 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; ID: MEM)
  • UNIVERSITY-OXFORD (about 73 miles; OXFORD, MS; ID: UOX)
Other public-use airports nearest to Clarksdale:
  • FLETCHER FIELD (about 8 miles; CLARKSDALE, MS; ID: CKM)
  • SELFS (about 21 miles; MARKS, MS; ID: MMS)
  • THOMPSON-ROBBINS (about 27 miles; HELENA/WEST HELENA, AR; ID: HEE)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 3 $5,541 $22,164 0 $0
Electric Power 54 $172,651 $38,366 0 $0
Water Supply 13 $32,628 $30,118 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $4,278 $25,668 1 $124
Sewerage 17 $52,010 $36,712 1 $155
Solid Waste Management 5 $7,618 $18,283 0 $0
Health 1 $1,683 $20,196 0 $0
Streets and Highways 15 $26,618 $21,294 0 $0
Firefighters 43 $108,951 $30,404 0 $0
Police - Other 13 $24,240 $22,375 3 $1,493
Police Protection - Officers 42 $101,646 $29,041 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 10 $21,626 $25,951 0 $0
Other Government Administration 6 $15,159 $30,318 0 $0
Financial Administration 3 $7,494 $29,976 1 $554
Totals for Government 227 $582,143 $30,774 6 $2,325


College/University in Clarksdale:
  • COAHOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 277; Location: 3240 FRIARS POINT RD; Public)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Clarksdale:
  • DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; CLEVELAND, MS; Full-time enrollment: 3,288)
  • MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; ITTA BENA, MS; FT enrollment: 2,297)
  • NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 52 miles; SENATOBIA, MS; FT enrollment: 3,842)
  • MISSISSIPPI DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 52 miles; MOORHEAD, MS; FT enrollment: 2,486)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MAIN CAMPUS (about 73 miles; UNIVERSITY, MS; FT enrollment: 11,068)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS (about 81 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 15,831)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-UNION CAMPUS (about 81 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 6,979)
Public high schools in Clarksdale:
  • CLARKSDALE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 748; Location: 1101 WILDCAT DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • COAHOMA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 345; Location: 1535 LEE DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • COAHOMA AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 297; Location: 3240 FRIARS POINT ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CARL KEEN VOC (Location: WALNUT STREET; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high school in Clarksdale:
  • LEE ACADEMY (Students: 526; Location: 415 LEE DR; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Clarksdale:
  • GEO H OLIVER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 447; Location: 871 RITCHIE AVENUE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • BOOKER T WASHINGTON SCHOOL (Students: 379; Location: 1806 SUNFLOWER AVE. EXTENSION; Grades: KG - 06)
  • MYRTLE HALL IV ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 376; Location: 700 5TH STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • HEIDELBERG SCHOOL (Students: 371; Location: 801 MAPLE AVE.; Grades: KG - 06)
  • KIRKPATRICK SCHOOL (Students: 355; Location: 1101 SMITH STREET; Grades: PK - 06)
  • OAKHURST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 331; Location: 120 WEST SECOND STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • COAHOMA COUNTY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 318; Location: 1535 LEE DRIVE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • W A HIGGINS JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 288; Location: 1749 CHESNUT STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • RIVERTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 267; Location: 135 WASHINGTON AVENUE; Grades: KG - 03)
  • SHERARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 208; Location: 3105 BOBO-SHERARD ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Clarksdale:
  • PRESBYTERIAN DAY SCHOOL (Students: 150; Location: 944 CATALPA STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST GEORGES EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 150; Location: 1040 WEST SECOND STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ST ELIZABETH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 130; Location: 107 CLARK STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
Library in Clarksdale:
  • CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $526,398; Location: 114 DELTA AVENUE; 72,039 books; 1,880 audio materials; 1,826 video materials; 136 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Clarksdale: Clarksdale Country Club (A), Delta Blues Museum (B), Carnegie Library (C), Clarksdale City Hall (D), Coahoma County Courthouse (E).

Shopping Centers: Oakhurst Village Shopping Center (1), Anderson Shopping Plaza Shopping Center (2), Clarksdale Shopping Center (3), Commerce Plaza Shopping Center (4), Desoto Shopping Center (5), Westgate Shopping Center (6).

Churches in Clarksdale include: Saint James Temple Church of God in Christ (A), Saint Georges Episcopal Church (B), Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church (C), Rayford Chapel Baptist Church (D), Calvary Baptist Temple (E), Centennial Baptist Church (F), Chapel Hill Baptist Church (G), Cherry Street Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Beth Israel Cemetery (1), Oakridge Cemetery (2), Pawpaw Cemetery (3).

Rivers and creeks: Little Sunflower River (A), Mill Creek (B).

Parks in Clarksdale include: Dixie Youth Park (1), Anderson Park (2).

Post office: (A).  


Clarksdale compared to Mississippi state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Clarksdale:
  • WROX (1450 AM; 1 kW; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: DELTA RADIO, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • KWAM (990 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSAO (1140 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SENATOBIA, MS; Owner: JESSE C. ROSS AND ERNESTINE A. ROSS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Clarksdale:
  • WWUN-FM (101.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WKXY (92.1 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: CLARKSDALE BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAID (106.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • WKDJ-FM (96.5 FM; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: RADIO CLEVELAND, INC.)
  • KFFA-FM (103.1 FM; HELENA, AR; Owner: DELTA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJIW-FM (94.5 FM; HELENA, AR; Owner: ELIJAH MONDY,JR.)
  • WDFX (98.3 FM; CLEVELAND, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KCLT (104.9 FM; WEST HELENA, AR; Owner: WEST HELENA B/CASTERS)

TV broadcast stations around Clarksdale:
  • WPRQ-LP (Channel 12; CLARKSDALE, MS; Owner: DAVID ELLINGTON)
  • WABG-TV (Channel 6; GREENWOOD, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WXVT (Channel 15; GREENVILLE, MS; Owner: SAGA BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W41BV (Channel 41; GRENADA, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

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