Clay County, North Carolina Population 2019

Clay County, North Carolina's estimated population is 11,001 with a growth rate of 2.40% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clay County, North Carolina is the 95th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201811,1391381.25%
201711,0012582.40%
201610,7431241.17%
201510,619570.54%
201410,562-33-0.31%
201310,595-56-0.53%
201210,651-31-0.29%
201110,682750.71%
201010,6073,45248.25%
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
White10,552
Black or African American177
American Indian and Alaska Native11
Some Other Race10
Two or More Races3

Clay County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Clay County, North Carolina Median Age

50.7


Total

50.2


Male

51.9


Female

Clay County, North Carolina Adults

There are 8,820 adults, (3,096 of whom are seniors) in Clay County, North Carolina.

Clay County, North Carolina Age Dependency

87.9

Age Dependency Ratio

54.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

5,636

52.41%

Male

5,117

47.59%

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
Married89.8%10.2%
All77.7%22.3%
Non Family67.4%32.6%
Male52.3%47.7%
Female48.3%51.7%

77.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,0492.1277.7
Married2,7662.5889.8
Non Family1,7261.1967.4
Female3622.8748.3
Male1952.4152.3

2.58

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

2.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Clay County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2853.47%
9th to 12th Grade6017.32%
High School Graduate2,75433.54%
Some College1,86122.66%
Associates Degree8189.96%
Bachelors Degree1,16814.22%
Graduate Degree7258.83%

Clay County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,9307,1331,881
Hispanic201155
Black702712
Native American1111
Other Race4

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 23.72%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,833$31,294$22,781
Less Than High School$21,132$22,078$9,911
High School Grad$22,355$23,750$17,319
Some College$30,434$40,932$23,480
Bachelors Degree$34,434$37,438$
Graduate Degree$73,158$77,989$

$26,833

Average Earnings

$31,294

Average Male

$22,781

Average Female

Clay County, North Carolina Language

Clay County, North Carolina Language by Age

Clay County, North Carolina Language

97.32% of Clay County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 2.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.05% of the population.

Clay County, North Carolina Poverty

Clay County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,1791,69816.68%
Black17514884.57%
Hispanic348298.33%
Multiple22100.00%

17.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.49%

Male Poverty Rate

19.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay County, North Carolina is Multiple, 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 6.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.81%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.26%
High School15.59%
Some College11.91%
Bachelors or Greater7.83%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed70.00%
Female Unemployed51.90%
Female Employed9.88%
Male Employed5.65%

Clay County, North Carolina Income

Clay County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,070$55,055
Families$47,136$60,069
Married Families$49,722-
Non Families$23,214$45,006

Clay County, North Carolina Marital Status

Clay County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

63.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

67.5%

Male Marriage Rate

59.2%

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

Clay County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Clay County, North Carolina Veterans

1,131

Number of Veterans

1,131

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam424
First Gulf War193
Korea113
Second Gulf War59
World War II27

Clay County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Clay County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

10.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, North Carolina Employment Status

51.4%

Labor Force Participation

47.7%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Clay County, North Carolina

  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