Clay County, Iowa Population 2018

Clay County, Iowa's estimated population is 16,170 with a growth rate of -1.87% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clay County, Iowa is the 46th largest county in Iowa.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201716,170-308-1.87%
201616,4781530.94%
201616,325-183-1.11%
201516,508170.10%
201416,491490.30%
201316,442-98-0.59%
201216,540-55-0.33%
201116,595-38-0.23%
201016,633-952-5.41%
199017,585-1,991-10.17%
198019,5761,1126.02%
197018,464-40-0.22%
196018,5044012.22%
195018,1033411.92%
194017,7621,65510.28%
193016,1074472.85%
192015,6602,89422.67%
191012,766-635-4.74%
190013,4014,09243.96%
18909,3095,061119.14%
18804,2482,725178.92%
18701,5231,4712828.85%
1860520.00%

Clay County, Iowa Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White15,770
Two or More Races375
Some Other Race209
Black or African American73
Asian30
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander13
American Indian and Alaska Native8

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Clay County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Clay County, Iowa Median Age

41.7


Total

40.3


Male

43.8


Female

Clay County, Iowa Adults

There are 12,721 adults, (3,180 of which are seniors) in Clay County, Iowa.

Clay County, Iowa Age Dependency

72.9

Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

8,385

50.89%

Male

8,093

49.11%

Clay County, Iowa Households and Families

Clay County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Clay County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.5%13.5%
All71.6%28.4%
Male61.5%38.5%
Non Family57.8%42.2%
Female49.9%50.1%

71.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clay County, Iowa Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,2812.2271.6
Married3,6342.8686.5
Non Family2,7031.257.8
Female6532.5649.9
Male2912.9861.5

2.74

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

7.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Clay County, Iowa Households

Clay County, Iowa Education

Clay County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2211.92%
9th to 12th Grade5574.85%
High School Graduate3,97134.57%
Some College2,93225.52%
Associates Degree1,41012.27%
Bachelors Degree1,87716.34%
Graduate Degree5204.53%

Clay County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,08510,4912,371
Hispanic2608026
Other Race1224
Multiple Races103103
Black304
Asian2323
Native American73
Islander66

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 21.39%.

Clay County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,876$41,476$25,458
Less Than High School$19,570$25,556$18,359
High School Grad$28,046$35,759$17,193
Some College$33,950$42,231$25,664
Bachelors Degree$42,500$62,714$32,288
Graduate Degree$51,510$67,171$37,232

$32,876

Average Earnings

$41,476

Average Male

$25,458

Average Female

Clay County, Iowa Language

Clay County, Iowa Language by Age

Clay County, Iowa Language

97.11% of Clay County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 2.89% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.29% of the population.

Clay County, Iowa Poverty

Clay County, Iowa Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,1651,83512.10%
Hispanic506377.31%
Multiple354215.93%
Asian30723.33%
Islander13753.85%

11.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.08%

Male Poverty Rate

13.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Iowa is Islander, with 53.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Iowa is Multiple, with 5.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.57%.

Clay County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.78%
Some College10.78%
High School7.36%
Bachelors or Greater3.16%

Clay County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed23.23%
Female Unemployed19.54%
Female Employed8.63%
Male Employed5.34%

Clay County, Iowa Income

Clay County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,888$62,782
Families$64,569$76,878
Married Families$76,364$
Non Families$26,747$35,430

Clay County, Iowa Marital Status

Clay County, Iowa Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.4%

Male Marriage Rate

53.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

Clay County, Iowa Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Clay County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Clay County, Iowa Veterans

Clay County, Iowa Veterans by War

1,249

Number of Veterans

1,187

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam605
First Gulf War217
Korea211
Second Gulf War127
World War II36

Clay County, Iowa Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74342
75+310
55 to 64285
35 to 54276
18 to 3436

Clay County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,24710.11%
Indian225.00%

Clay County, Iowa Veterans by Education

11.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, Iowa Employment Status

Clay County, Iowa Employment by Age

67%

Labor Force Participation

64.9%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Clay County, Iowa Employment by Race

Clay County, Iowa Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Clay County, Iowa

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Spencer1124111138-103-0.92%
Everly596571-25-4.19%
Royal446417-29-6.50%
Peterson332310-22-6.63%
Fostoria244235-9-3.69%
Dickens185179-6-3.24%
Webb141136-5-3.55%
Greenville7572-3-4.00%
Rossie707000.00%
Gillett Grove494900.00%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990