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Clay County, North Carolina

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Table

Clay County, North Carolina
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 11,089
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
11,309
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
11,089
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
2.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 11,089
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 10,587
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
15.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
32.6%
Female persons, percent
50.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
95.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
92.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 968
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 3.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 7,394
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 72.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $197,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,127
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $365
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $682
Building permits, 2021 87
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 5,300
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.09
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 91.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 3.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 85.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 75.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 88.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 27.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 12.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
16.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 49.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 44.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 22,189
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) NA
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 107,028
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $9,701
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 22.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $42,160
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $32,744
Persons in poverty, percent
16.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 219
Total employment, 2020 1,721
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 52,160
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -6.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 1,129
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 192
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 114
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 166
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 142
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 51.6
Population per square mile, 2010 49.3
Land area in square miles, 2020 214.98
Land area in square miles, 2010 214.75
FIPS Code 37043
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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