Clay County, Missouri Population 2019

Clay County, Missouri's estimated population is 242,593 with a growth rate of 1.67% 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
2018246,3653,7721.55%
2017242,5933,9751.67%
2016238,6183,4211.45%
2015235,1972,1520.92%
2014233,0452,7171.18%
2013230,3282,7341.20%
2012227,5942,3451.04%
2011225,2492,5661.15%
2010222,68369,27245.15%
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
White203,006
Black or African American13,471
Two or More Races8,715
Asian5,324
Some Other Race4,017
American Indian and Alaska Native1,051
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander484

Clay County, Missouri Population Pyramid 2019

Clay County, Missouri Median Age

36.8


Total

35.8


Male

37.8


Female

Clay County, Missouri Adults

There are 177,692 adults, (31,148 of whom are seniors) in Clay County, Missouri.

Clay County, Missouri Age Dependency

61.1

Age Dependency Ratio

21.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

120,307

50.96%

Male

115,761

49.04%

Clay County, Missouri Households and Families

Clay County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Clay County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.6%15.4%
All69.1%30.9%
Male54.2%45.8%
Non Family53.3%46.7%
Female49.1%50.9%

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All89,7092.669.1
Married46,4553.2384.6
Non Family29,3741.2953.3
Female9,6423.2549.1
Male4,2383.3354.2

3.14

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Clay County, Missouri Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,0801.94%
9th to 12th Grade8,0915.11%
High School Graduate46,17029.16%
Some College36,96123.34%
Associates Degree13,4628.50%
Bachelors Degree34,34421.69%
Graduate Degree16,25010.26%

Clay County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White135,496127,45244,483
Hispanic8,3556,9401,600
Black7,8927,1652,037
Asian3,4542,6971,395
Multiple Races3,1972,930983
Other Race2,4321,884429
Native American808746179
Islander948462

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.06%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 65.96%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,067$48,503$33,945
Less Than High School$25,276$28,851$20,751
High School Grad$32,481$40,674$26,096
Some College$37,464$45,453$31,075
Bachelors Degree$51,912$66,902$41,742
Graduate Degree$60,324$73,109$51,814

$41,067

Average Earnings

$48,503

Average Male

$33,945

Average Female

Clay County, Missouri Language

Clay County, Missouri Language by Age

Clay County, Missouri Language

93.47% of Clay County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 6.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.78% of the population.

Clay County, Missouri Poverty

Clay County, Missouri Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White191,21313,0356.82%
Black13,1343,38025.73%
Hispanic15,5022,40215.49%
Multiple8,47789710.58%
Other4,00688422.07%
Asian5,32164912.20%
Islander48435473.14%
Native1,03214013.57%

8.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.96%

Male Poverty Rate

9.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Missouri is Islander, with 73.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Missouri is White, with 6.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.91%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.85%
High School8.37%
Some College7.02%
Bachelors or Greater3.18%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.59%
Male Unemployed23.61%
Female Employed6.16%
Male Employed4.36%

Clay County, Missouri Income

Clay County, Missouri Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$65,675$81,748
Families$78,403$93,971
Married Families$89,773$105,481
Non Families$40,576$52,693

Clay County, Missouri Marital Status

Clay County, Missouri Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.2%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Clay County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

Clay County, Missouri Veterans

16,323

Number of Veterans

14,988

Male Veterans

1,335

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,035
First Gulf War3,781
Second Gulf War2,783
Korea1,400
World War II602
Age Group Veterans
35 to 545,110
65 to 743,718
75+3,151
55 to 642,921
18 to 341,423

Clay County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White15,0589.66%
Black6727.17%
Hispanic5465.46%
2 or More2806.42%
Other1736.30%
Asian862.17%
Hawaiian3610.50%
Indian182.01%

Clay County, Missouri Veterans by Education

4.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, Missouri Employment Status

70.1%

Labor Force Participation

66.9%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

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%
Oakwood185196115.95%
Birmingham183196137.10%
Excelsior Estates 147138-9-6.12%
Oaks12913564.65%
Prathersville12012886.67%
Randolph525535.77%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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