Clay County, West Virginia Population 2018

Clay County, West Virginia's estimated population is 8,764 with a growth rate of -2.98% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clay County, West Virginia is the 46th largest county in West Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20178,764-269-2.98%
20169,0331902.15%
20168,843-33-0.37%
20158,876-6-0.07%
20148,882-258-2.82%
20139,140-68-0.74%
20129,208-126-1.35%
20119,334-41-0.44%
20109,375-608-6.09%
19909,983-1,282-11.38%
198011,2651,93520.74%
19709,330-2,612-21.87%
196011,942-3,019-20.18%
195014,961-245-1.61%
194015,2062,08115.86%
193013,1251,63914.27%
192011,4861,25312.24%
191010,2331,98524.07%
19008,2483,58977.03%
18904,6591,19934.65%
18803,4601,26457.56%
18702,19640922.89%
18601,7870.00%

Clay County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White8,850
Two or More Races107
American Indian and Alaska Native48
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander16
Some Other Race9
Black or African American3

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

Clay County, West Virginia 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, West Virginia Median Age

43.4


Total

43.2


Male

43.5


Female

Clay County, West Virginia Adults

There are 6,973 adults, (1,680 of which are seniors) in Clay County, West Virginia.

Clay County, West Virginia Age Dependency

70.7

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

4,510

49.93%

Male

4,523

50.07%

Clay County, West Virginia Households and Families

Clay County, West Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Clay County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.3%9.7%
All81%19%
Non Family69.5%30.5%
Female69%31%
Male65.8%34.2%

81.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clay County, West Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3752.6681
Married1,9033.1390.3
Non Family1,0451.3369.5
Female3103.9969
Male1173.2965.8

3.13

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

8.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Clay County, West Virginia Households

Clay County, West Virginia Education

Clay County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade88313.91%
9th to 12th Grade89814.14%
High School Graduate2,97646.87%
Some College64610.17%
Associates Degree3054.80%
Bachelors Degree3415.37%
Graduate Degree3014.74%

Clay County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,2104,452614
Multiple Races704719
Native American3333
Islander1616
Other Race99
Hispanic999
Black33

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

Clay County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,533$35,993$20,566
Less Than High School$$35,513$12,171
High School Grad$24,667$38,750$14,009
Some College$23,482$30,511$21,601
Bachelors Degree$40,441$38,750$40,441
Graduate Degree$46,989$$46,364

$27,533

Average Earnings

$35,993

Average Male

$20,566

Average Female

Clay County, West Virginia Language

Clay County, West Virginia Language by Age

Clay County, West Virginia Language

99.31% of Clay County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.69% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 0.28% of the population.

Clay County, West Virginia Poverty

Clay County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,7802,06123.47%
Other99100.00%
Black33100.00%

23.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.92%

Male Poverty Rate

25.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay County, West Virginia

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay County, West Virginia is White, with 23.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.20%.

Clay County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.14%
High School21.60%
Some College16.07%
Bachelors or Greater1.25%

Clay County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed51.53%
Female Unemployed50.37%
Male Employed9.82%
Female Employed8.87%

Clay County, West Virginia Income

Clay County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,639$43,337
Families$43,786$52,185
Married Families$47,092$
Non Families$13,583$22,240

Clay County, West Virginia Marital Status

Clay County, West Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.8%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Clay County, West Virginia 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, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

Clay County, West Virginia Veterans

Clay County, West Virginia Veterans by War

604

Number of Veterans

553

Male Veterans

51

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam313
Korea117
First Gulf War80
Second Gulf War33
World War II23

Clay County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74171
75+150
55 to 64148
35 to 54102
18 to 3433

Clay County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White6018.78%
2 or More34.29%

Clay County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

15.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, West Virginia Employment Status

Clay County, West Virginia Employment by Age

42%

Labor Force Participation

37.4%

Employment Rate

10.9%

Unemployment Rate

Clay County, West Virginia Employment by Race

Clay County, West Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Clay County, West Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Clay491464-27-5.50%
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