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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Clarksdale is a town in Mississippi with a population of 16,174. Clarksdale is in Coahoma County. Living in Clarksdale offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in Clarksdale and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$66,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$602
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Clarksdale Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Clarksdale

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$31,540
National
$55,322
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Clarksdale Reviews

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Born and raised here. It's like a miniature version of Flint Michigan. Trash all over the streets and side walks. Boarded-up houses dotted throughout the neighborhoods. Lots of racism against whites and middle eastern people. Lot of crime. Shootings, burglary, robbery, prostitution, drugs, increasing homeless population. They spend taxpayers money on stupid sidewalk art. They cater to tourists, and care very little for the community itself. In fact, the tourist committee and the community college are both under investigation for embezzlement. Weak, Democratic politicians have ruined Clarksdale.
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Clarksdale has no jobs. I just seen someone get murder on Easter! If they bring jobs in the community or businesses least crime. I was born and raised in Clarksdale. My childhood was influenced by music, friends, family. Now everyone is robbing and killing people. No unity this place is still whites against black come on it's 2018!
Clarksdale is my hometown! It's has a rich history in the Blues. As a high schooler, I had the pleasure of attending the Blues Museum Music Program. I learned to play the bass guitar and was afforded the opportunity of being on a recording and performing with the Blues Museum Band at our Annual Clarksdale-Sunflower River Blues Festival in 2011. I wish our community had a better handle on crime. We have a small community with big city crime problems per capita.