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Clay County, Kentucky

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Table

Clay County, Kentucky
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
20,206
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
20,206
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
20,345
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 20,345
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 21,730
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.6%
Female persons, percent
47.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
94.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
4.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
92.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 677
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 0.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 8,626
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 68.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $61,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $889
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $285
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $535
Building permits, 2021 0
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 7,432
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.52
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 88.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 1.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 77.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 71.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 66.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 9.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 25.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 38.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 37.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 106,133
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 138,795
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $6,439
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 31.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $27,479
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $15,905
Persons in poverty, percent
37.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 236
Total employment, 2020 2,620
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 82,059
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -2.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,170
All firms, 2012 1,724
Men-owned firms, 2012 731
Women-owned firms, 2012 749
Minority-owned firms, 2012 31
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,657
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 166
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,508
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 46.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 469.25
FIPS Code 21051
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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