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Clay County, North Carolina; United States

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Clay County, North Carolina
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 11,231 328,239,523
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 11,231 328,239,523
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 10,590 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6.1% 6.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 10,587 308,745,538
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 X 331,449,281
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.4%
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
16.7%
22.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
31.9%
16.5%
Female persons, percent
51.4%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
95.9%
76.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.3%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.9%
18.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
92.5%
60.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 1,033 18,230,322
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 2.6% 13.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 7,437 139,684,244
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 78.0% 64.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $180,300 $217,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,158 $1,595
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $332 $500
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $736 $1,062
Building permits, 2020 86 1,471,141
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 4,996 120,756,048
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.18 2.62
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 93.5% 85.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 2.5% 21.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 86.5% 90.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 77.2% 82.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 88.2% 88.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 23.7% 32.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 11.3% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
16.3%
9.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 47.6% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 41.9% 58.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,607 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,934 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 134,443 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,662 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 22.9 26.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $42,222 $62,843
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $28,467 $34,103
Persons in poverty, percent
14.0%
10.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 224 7,959,103
Total employment, 2019 1,833 132,989,428
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 57,394 7,428,553,593
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 7.4% 1.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,088 26,485,532
All firms, 2012 1,233 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 583 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 413 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,151 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 128 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,007 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 49.3 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 214.75 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 37043 1
Value Notes

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

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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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