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Dawson Springs' Livability

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About Dawson Springs, KY

Dawson Springs, KY is located in Hopkins County in the state of Kentucky.

The total City Population for Dawson Springs is about 2,220 with about 268 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $63,007, which is roughly 33% lower than the Average Home Value of $94,219 for the state of Kentucky, and roughly 67% lower than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $29,167, which is roughly 25% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $39,100 for the state of Kentucky, and roughly 49% lower higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Dawson Springs Population 2,220
Average Home Value $63,007
Median Household Income $29,167
Median Age 41.9
Unemployment Rate 8.4%
Politics 73.26% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.43
Male Population Estimate: 43.1%
Female Population Estimate: 56.9%
Median Age: 41.9
Male Median Age: 41.6
Female Median Age: 42.8

Racial Demographic Estimates

White:94.2%
Black:1.1%
Indian:0.7%
Hispanic:0.6%
Asian:0.5%
Other:0.3%
Hawaiian:0%

Voting

Hopkins County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Mitch McConnell
U.S. Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
Rand Paul
U.S. Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
Andy Beshear
State governor
Andy Beshear
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 73.26%
Democratic: 25.29%
Libertarian: 1.05%
Other: 0.4%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Dawson Springs specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Hopkins County: About 2.9 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2015)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Hopkins County: About 118.684 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Hopkins County is about 27% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 59% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Dawson Springs is about 8.4%.

Kentucky is ranked #37 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 26.82 out of 100.

37th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 12.88

The average living wage for the state of Kentucky is $30.28/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Kentucky a minimum wage score of 10.87 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, which gives Kentucky a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 8.97 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Kentucky is $179.80, resulting in a UI benefit score of 30.72 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
Kentucky does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Kentucky does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Kentucky does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Kentucky does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Kentucky does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Kentucky does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Kentucky does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Kentucky does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Kentucky does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Kentucky does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Kentucky does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Kentucky does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Kentucky does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Kentucky does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Kentucky does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Kentucky does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Kentucky does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Kentucky does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Kentucky does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
X Kentucky does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 42408
Latitude: 37.174000
Longitude: -87.688000
TimeZone: Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: South
Average Elevation: 397.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 270, 364