Clay County, Mississippi Population 2019

Clay County, Mississippi's estimated population is 19,658 with a growth rate of -0.98% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clay County, Mississippi is the 48th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201819,386-272-1.38%
201719,658-195-0.98%
201619,853-151-0.75%
201520,004-134-0.67%
201420,138-208-1.02%
201320,346-39-0.19%
201220,385-97-0.47%
201120,482-65-0.32%
201020,547-573-2.71%
199021,120380.18%
198021,0822,24211.90%
197018,840-93-0.49%
196018,9331,1766.62%
195017,757-1,273-6.69%
194019,0301,0996.13%
193017,9314412.52%
192017,490-2,713-13.43%
191020,2036403.27%
190019,5639565.14%
189018,6071,2407.14%
188017,3670.00%

How Many People Live in Clay County, Mississippi?

19,658

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American11,799
White7,948
Asian130
American Indian and Alaska Native68
Two or More Races45

Clay County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2019

Clay County, Mississippi Median Age

39.4


Total

37.9


Male

40.1


Female

Clay County, Mississippi Adults

There are 15,257 adults, (3,381 of whom are seniors) in Clay County, Mississippi.

Clay County, Mississippi Age Dependency

68.3

Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

10,717

53.61%

Male

9,273

46.39%

Clay County, Mississippi Households and Families

Clay County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Clay County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.7%13.3%
Male76.9%23.1%
Non Family72.1%27.9%
All71.8%28.2%
Female44%56%

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,6812.5771.8
Married3,1663.0186.7
Non Family2,2301.1272.1
Female1,8143.4144
Male4713.2476.9

3.12

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

3.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Clay County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6975.19%
9th to 12th Grade1,98514.79%
High School Graduate4,29632.00%
Some College2,75920.55%
Associates Degree1,0918.13%
Bachelors Degree1,65812.35%
Graduate Degree9386.99%

Clay County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black7,3915,274845
White5,8835,3291,685
Asian686840
Hispanic49386
Native American252513
Multiple Races191913

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 68.42%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,467$35,625$24,017
Less Than High School$18,582$22,370$17,462
High School Grad$22,070$26,766$17,672
Some College$30,044$36,767$24,871
Bachelors Degree$46,194$55,781$39,386
Graduate Degree$47,304$49,758$43,750

$27,467

Average Earnings

$35,625

Average Male

$24,017

Average Female

Clay County, Mississippi Language

Clay County, Mississippi Language by Age

Clay County, Mississippi Language

98.58% of Clay County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 1.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.77% of the population.

Clay County, Mississippi Poverty

Clay County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11,6664,29236.79%
White7,69385011.05%
Asian1303426.15%
Multiple452657.78%
Native682333.82%
Hispanic961111.46%

26.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.52%

Male Poverty Rate

28.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 57.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Mississippi is White, with 11.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.05%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.03%
High School21.69%
Some College20.75%
Bachelors or Greater4.39%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed79.25%
Male Unemployed48.44%
Female Employed13.00%
Male Employed7.01%

Clay County, Mississippi Income

Clay County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,118$48,015
Families$42,209$55,221
Married Families$63,750-
Non Families$20,478$29,528

Clay County, Mississippi Marital Status

Clay County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.6%

Male Marriage Rate

39.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Clay County, Mississippi 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 55-64.

Clay County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Clay County, Mississippi Veterans

1,092

Number of Veterans

999

Male Veterans

93

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam416
First Gulf War174
Second Gulf War69
Korea58
World War II40

Clay County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White66210.28%
Black4304.99%

Clay County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

11.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, Mississippi Employment Status

55%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

11.3%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Clay County, Mississippi

  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