Clay County, Missouri Population 2018

Clay County, Missouri's estimated population is 242,874 with a growth rate of 4.18% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clay County, Missouri is the 6th largest county in Missouri.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017242,8749,7394.18%
2016233,135-5,627-2.36%
2016238,7623,5091.49%
2015235,2532,1590.93%
2014233,0942,7381.19%
2013230,3562,7881.23%
2012227,5682,4011.07%
2011225,1672,4851.12%
2010222,68269,27145.15%
1990153,41116,92312.40%
1980136,48813,16610.68%
1970123,32235,84840.98%
196087,47442,25393.44%
195045,22114,80448.67%
194030,4173,60613.45%
193026,8116,35631.07%
192020,4551530.75%
191020,3021,3997.40%
190018,903-953-4.80%
189019,8564,28427.51%
188015,57280.05%
187015,5642,54119.51%
186013,0232,69126.05%
185010,3322,05024.75%
18408,2822,94455.15%
18305,3380.00%

Clay County, Missouri Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White201,570
Black or African American13,340
Two or More Races8,199
Asian4,885
Some Other Race3,649
American Indian and Alaska Native1,094
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander398

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

Clay County, Missouri 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, Missouri Median Age

36.8


Total

35.8


Male

37.9


Female

Clay County, Missouri Adults

There are 175,084 adults, (29,841 of which are seniors) in Clay County, Missouri.

Clay County, Missouri Age Dependency

60.5

Age Dependency Ratio

20.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

118,898

51.00%

Male

114,237

49.00%

Clay County, Missouri Households and Families

Clay County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Clay County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.9%14.1%
All69.9%30.1%
Male56.6%43.4%
Non Family54.1%45.9%
Female47.7%52.3%

69.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clay County, Missouri Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All88,3892.6169.9
Married45,4823.2385.9
Non Family28,9501.2854.1
Female9,7143.2947.7
Male4,2433.456.6

3.16

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Clay County, Missouri Households

Clay County, Missouri Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,2822.10%
9th to 12th Grade8,1555.23%
High School Graduate45,20228.99%
Some College36,24323.24%
Associates Degree13,3438.56%
Bachelors Degree33,78021.66%
Graduate Degree15,92510.21%

Clay County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White133,928125,71943,800
Hispanic7,9736,7951,723
Black7,6456,7871,941
Asian3,2432,3481,199
Multiple Races2,9632,714931
Other Race2,2131,867484
Native American831718222
Islander12710877

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.87%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 60.63%.

Clay County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,475$47,811$32,796
Less Than High School$22,463$26,578$18,405
High School Grad$32,123$40,421$25,846
Some College$37,159$45,636$30,547
Bachelors Degree$50,116$62,815$40,563
Graduate Degree$59,551$71,260$52,467

$40,475

Average Earnings

$47,811

Average Male

$32,796

Average Female

Clay County, Missouri Language

Clay County, Missouri Language by Age

Clay County, Missouri Language

93.61% of Clay County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 6.39% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.55% of the population.

Clay County, Missouri Poverty

Clay County, Missouri Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White189,69613,5347.13%
Black12,9893,53927.25%
Hispanic15,0122,40316.01%
Multiple8,06986210.68%
Other3,63350313.85%
Asian4,8824729.67%
Islander39822456.28%
Native1,04210910.46%

9.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.33%

Male Poverty Rate

9.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Missouri is Islander, with 56.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Missouri is White, with 7.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.61%.

Clay County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.82%
High School8.17%
Some College7.55%
Bachelors or Greater3.19%

Clay County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed24.77%
Male Unemployed21.99%
Female Employed5.66%
Male Employed4.51%

Clay County, Missouri Income

Clay County, Missouri Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$63,702$78,171
Families$75,961$89,662
Married Families$86,908$102,099
Non Families$39,478$50,849

Clay County, Missouri Marital Status

Clay County, Missouri Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

Clay County, Missouri 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 35To44.

Clay County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

Clay County, Missouri Veterans

Clay County, Missouri Veterans by War

16,323

Number of Veterans

15,004

Male Veterans

1,319

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam5,356
First Gulf War3,805
Second Gulf War2,596
Korea1,577
World War II658

Clay County, Missouri Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 544,986
65 to 743,634
75+3,168
55 to 643,121
18 to 341,414

Clay County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White14,8269.60%
Hispanic6927.26%
Black6647.22%
2 or More3629.69%
Other26810.57%
Asian942.54%
Indian576.26%
Hawaiian5217.93%

Clay County, Missouri Veterans by Education

5.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, Missouri Employment Status

Clay County, Missouri Employment by Age

70.3%

Labor Force Participation

66.6%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Clay County, Missouri Employment by Race

Clay County, Missouri Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Clay County, Missouri

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Kansas City 459939481420214814.67%
Independence 1167921170302380.20%
Liberty291553061414595.00%
Gladstone254492711416656.54%
Excelsior Springs 11084115224383.95%
Kearney83759790141516.90%
Smithville 83849455107112.77%
North Kansas City418343761934.61%
Sugar Creek 33423304-38-1.14%
Pleasant Valley296130671063.58%
Lawson 24732406-67-2.71%
Claycomo14301471412.87%
Glenaire545581366.61%
Holt 459477183.92%
Avondale440461214.77%
Oakview375393184.80%
Missouri City27027993.33%
Mosby19120094.71%
Oakwood Park18819794.79%
Birmingham183196137.10%
Oakwood185196115.95%
Excelsior Estates 147138-9-6.12%
Oaks12913564.65%
Prathersville12012886.67%
Randolph525535.77%
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