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Welcome to Clarksdale ...

The city of Clarksdale is located in Coahoma County<1> and is the County Seat for Coahoma County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Clarksdale has a population of 14,894 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Clarksdale.

Clarksdale is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Clarksdale lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Clarksdale is located in the (662) area code.

The ZIP code for Clarksdale: 38614<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clarksdale had an population of 14,894 people. This is a decrease of 17.08% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 27.86% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clarksdale had a population of 17,962 people (which is 68.69% of the total population of Coahoma County). This makes Clarksdale the county's most populous community.

The population of Clarksdale represents 0.61% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 23rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,962 people, the population of Clarksdale decreased 13% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 20,645 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Clarksdale.

Adding Clarksdale to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Clarksdale in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Clarksdale elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Clarksdale on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Clarksdale ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Clarksdale - they are located in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Clarksdale.

Communities near Clarksdale ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Clarksdale.

  • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tutwiler
    • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Clarksdale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,416 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tutwiler
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tutwiler<6>
  • Marks [Quitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marks
    • Marks [Quitman County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Clarksdale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,419 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marks have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marks
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marks<6>
  • Lambert [Quitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambert
    • Lambert [Quitman County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Clarksdale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,343 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambert
  • Jonestown [Coahoma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
    • Jonestown [Coahoma County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Clarksdale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,100 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonestown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonestown<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Friars Point [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friars Point
      • Friars Point [Coahoma County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Clarksdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,015 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friars Point have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friars Point
    • Elaine [Phillips County]
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      • Elaine [Phillips County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Clarksdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 499 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elaine have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elaine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elaine<6>
    • Duncan [Bolivar County]
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      • Duncan [Bolivar County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Clarksdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duncan have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
    • Coahoma [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coahoma
      • Coahoma [Coahoma County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Clarksdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 320 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coahoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coahoma<6>
    • Sumner [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumner
      • Sumner [Tallahatchie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Clarksdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 267 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner
    • Lula [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lula
      • Lula [Coahoma County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Clarksdale
      • Estimated population in 2019: 249 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lula<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Clarksdale. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Clarksdale.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Clarksdale. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Clarksdale.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clarksdale. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Clarksdale.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clarksdale ...

Looking for more information about Clarksdale? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Clarksdale, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Clarksdale.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Clarksdale. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Coahoma, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clarksdale.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clarksdale - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Clarksdale). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Clarksdale or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Clarksdale) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Clarksdale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Clarksdale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clarksdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1992, Longitude: -90.5703    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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