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Clay County, Kentucky

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Clay County, Kentucky
Persons in poverty, percent
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 19,901
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 21,729
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -8.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 21,730
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 807
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 0.8%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 9,092
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 67.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $58,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $843
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $285
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $532
Building permits, 2019 0
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 7,625
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.51
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 88.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 1.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 76.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 69.4%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 64.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 9.5%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 23.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 36.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 34.3%
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 merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 138,795
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $6,439
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 30.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $26,250
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $15,063
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2018 237
Total employment, 2018 2,519
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 75,756
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -5.0%
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
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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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