Clay County, North Carolina Population 2018

Clay County, North Carolina's estimated population is 11,074 with a growth rate of 3.21% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clay County, North Carolina is the 94th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201711,0743443.21%
201610,730-89-0.82%
201610,8191511.42%
201510,668750.71%
201410,593-19-0.18%
201310,612-50-0.47%
201210,662-28-0.26%
201110,690820.77%
201010,6083,45348.26%
19907,1555368.10%
19806,6191,43927.78%
19705,180-346-6.26%
19605,526-480-7.99%
19506,006-399-6.23%
19406,40597117.87%
19305,43478816.96%
19204,64673718.85%
19103,909-623-13.75%
19004,5323357.98%
18904,19788126.57%
18803,31685534.74%
18702,4610.00%

Clay County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White10,646
Black or African American45
Two or More Races18
Asian12
Some Other Race9

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

Clay County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10%12% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Clay County, North Carolina Median Age

50.8


Total

50.4


Male

51.5


Female

Clay County, North Carolina Adults

There are 8,799 adults, (3,015 of which are seniors) in Clay County, North Carolina.

Clay County, North Carolina Age Dependency

85.5

Age Dependency Ratio

52.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

5,671

52.85%

Male

5,059

47.15%

Clay County, North Carolina Households and Families

Clay County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Clay County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.6%12.4%
All77.9%22.1%
Non Family70.5%29.5%
Male48.9%51.1%
Female43.5%56.5%

77.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clay County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,6662.2977.9
Married2,6402.7187.6
Non Family1,6111.370.5
Female2763.543.5
Male1393.1448.9

2.78

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Clay County, North Carolina Households

Clay County, North Carolina Education

Clay County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3264.04%
9th to 12th Grade6447.98%
High School Graduate2,63232.61%
Some College1,93323.95%
Associates Degree84110.42%
Bachelors Degree1,06713.22%
Graduate Degree6277.77%

Clay County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,8266,9191,694
Hispanic195149
Black236
Multiple Races1414
Asian1212
Other Race4

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 21.65%.

Clay County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,750$30,093$20,504
Less Than High School$20,734$22,381$11,067
High School Grad$21,292$23,447$16,595
Some College$29,037$35,261$22,447
Bachelors Degree$31,775$32,480$24,402
Graduate Degree$41,375$$41,250

$25,750

Average Earnings

$30,093

Average Male

$20,504

Average Female

Clay County, North Carolina Language

Clay County, North Carolina Language by Age

Clay County, North Carolina Language

97.23% of Clay County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 2.77% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.13% of the population.

Clay County, North Carolina Poverty

Clay County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,2751,66316.18%
Black3737100.00%
Hispanic336288.33%
Multiple17317.65%

16.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.89%

Male Poverty Rate

17.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay County, North Carolina is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay County, North Carolina is Hispanic, with 8.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.71%.

Clay County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.10%
High School14.41%
Bachelors or Greater10.17%
Some College9.19%

Clay County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed55.51%
Female Unemployed44.30%
Female Employed10.82%
Male Employed3.91%

Clay County, North Carolina Income

Clay County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,296$50,971
Families$45,906$55,957
Married Families$49,329$
Non Families$23,318$41,176

Clay County, North Carolina Marital Status

Clay County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

61.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

67.2%

Male Marriage Rate

56.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Clay County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Clay County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Clay County, North Carolina Veterans

Clay County, North Carolina Veterans by War

1,109

Number of Veterans

1,109

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam416
First Gulf War145
Korea127
Second Gulf War54
World War II44

Clay County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74404
75+323
35 to 54254
55 to 6470
18 to 3458

Clay County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Clay County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

11.84%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, North Carolina Employment Status

Clay County, North Carolina Employment by Age

51.2%

Labor Force Participation

46%

Employment Rate

10.3%

Unemployment Rate

Clay County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Clay County, North Carolina Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Clay County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Hayesville343377349.91%
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