Population: 17,748

Male 45% Female 55%
Married 45%
Single 55%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Clarksdale has a very low population density. Clarksdale is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

1,283 Clarksdale
27,441 New York

City Info

Clarksdale, MS is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Clarksdale has a population density of 1,283, with 17,748 current residents.

Out of the 17,748 current residents, 45% are male and 55% are female. 45% of the residents are married and 55% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 59% Sun
  • 52% Rain
  • 3% Snow


63°F average temperature

  • 41 years Median home age
  • $59,800 Median home price
  • -0.08% Home appreciation rate
  • 8.87% Annual property tax
  • 46.8%
    Homes owned
  • 39.5%
    Homes rented
  • 13.7%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Clarksdale, the air quality is 87% and the weather, on average, is 59% sunny, 52% rainy, and 3% snowy. The average temperature is 63°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Clarksdale, you should know that 46.8% of homes are owned while 39.5% of homes are rented, and 13.7% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $59,800, the median age of homes is 41 years, the annual home appreciation is -0.08% and the annual property tax is 8.87%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Clarksdale, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Clarksdale’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Clarksdale is 33 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 71.89% Democratic, 27.60% Republican, and 0.51% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:16


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 64%
    High school diploma
  • 6%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 13%
    Bachelors degree
  • 6%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Clarksdale, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 12.10% of residents are unemployed in Clarksdale (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Clarksdale residents: 8.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 16.10% are in the arts and sciences field, 23.9% are in the customer service field, 29.7% are in the sales field, 1.53% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 9.2% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 10.6% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:16. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 64.34%, 5.95% of residents have an associate’s degree, 12.67% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 5.57% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Clarksdale, you should be aware that the average commute time is 23 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Clarksdale have a few different options. 70% of commuters use their own cars, 21% of commuters carpool, 4% of commuters use the transit system, and 1% of residents work from home.

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