Clay County, Mississippi Population 2018

Clay County, Mississippi's estimated population is 19,640 with a growth rate of -2.52% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clay County, Mississippi is the 47th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201719,640-507-2.52%
201620,1473071.55%
201619,840-149-0.75%
201519,989-146-0.73%
201420,135-210-1.03%
201320,345-38-0.19%
201220,383-97-0.47%
201120,480-67-0.33%
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%

Clay County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American11,734
White8,153
Asian135
American Indian and Alaska Native60
Two or More Races51
Some Other Race14

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

Clay County, Mississippi 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, Mississippi Median Age

38.6


Total

38.3


Male

38.6


Female

Clay County, Mississippi Adults

There are 15,231 adults, (3,304 of which are seniors) in Clay County, Mississippi.

Clay County, Mississippi Age Dependency

68.9

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

10,804

53.63%

Male

9,343

46.37%

Clay County, Mississippi Households and Families

Clay County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Clay County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.5%16.5%
Male70.3%29.7%
Non Family69%31%
All68.6%31.4%
Female43.1%56.9%

68.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clay County, Mississippi Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,7812.5668.6
Married3,1313.0483.5
Non Family2,3421.169
Female1,8913.4543.1
Male4173.0670.3

3.14

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

3.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Clay County, Mississippi Households

Clay County, Mississippi Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7835.85%
9th to 12th Grade2,05415.33%
High School Graduate4,30432.13%
Some College2,63719.69%
Associates Degree1,0818.07%
Bachelors Degree1,60812.00%
Graduate Degree9286.93%

Clay County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black7,2715,086679
White5,9325,3111,787
Hispanic96657
Asian717145
Native American212112
Multiple Races171713
Other Race1414

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 native american people with a rate of 76.47%.

Clay County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,933$36,724$20,880
Less Than High School$17,131$21,216$12,459
High School Grad$21,823$27,318$16,988
Some College$29,142$38,393$20,647
Bachelors Degree$50,449$57,143$40,125
Graduate Degree$50,375$52,821$43,924

$26,933

Average Earnings

$36,724

Average Male

$20,880

Average Female

Clay County, Mississippi Language

Clay County, Mississippi Language by Age

Clay County, Mississippi Language

98.22% of Clay County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 1.78% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.10% of the population.

Clay County, Mississippi Poverty

Clay County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11,5984,25036.64%
White7,78480110.29%
Asian1353525.93%
Multiple513466.67%
Native602236.67%
Hispanic214177.94%

26.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.64%

Male Poverty Rate

28.07%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Mississippi is Hispanic, with 7.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.73%.

Clay County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.91%
High School24.66%
Some College17.69%
Bachelors or Greater5.17%

Clay County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed71.45%
Male Unemployed41.94%
Female Employed13.18%
Male Employed6.81%

Clay County, Mississippi Income

Clay County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,142$47,480
Families$41,850$56,086
Married Families$67,162$
Non Families$18,750$26,541

Clay County, Mississippi Marital Status

Clay County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.9%

Male Marriage Rate

38.1%

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

Clay County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Clay County, Mississippi Veterans

Clay County, Mississippi Veterans by War

1,090

Number of Veterans

1,034

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam393
First Gulf War166
Second Gulf War100
Korea91
World War II76

Clay County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 54312
75+296
65 to 74241
55 to 64225
18 to 3416

Clay County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White6419.82%
Black4495.29%

Clay County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

15.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, Mississippi Employment Status

Clay County, Mississippi Employment by Age

56.3%

Labor Force Participation

48.4%

Employment Rate

13.8%

Unemployment Rate

Clay County, Mississippi Employment by Race

Clay County, Mississippi Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Clay County, Mississippi

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
West Point1131810880-438-3.87%
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