Clay County, Arkansas Population 2024

14,055

Clay County, Arkansas's estimated 2024 population is 14,055 with a growth rate of -0.74% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clay County, Arkansas is the 52nd largest county in Arkansas. The 2010 population was 16,050 and has seen a growth of -12.43% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202913,530-105-0.77%
202813,635-105-0.76%
202713,740-105-0.76%
202613,845-105-0.75%
202513,950-105-0.75%
202414,055-105-0.74%
202314,160-105-0.74%
202214,265-105-0.73%
202114,370-158-1.09%
202014,528340.23%
201914,494-269-1.82%
201814,763-96-0.65%
201714,859-200-1.33%
201615,059-147-0.97%
201515,206-92-0.6%
201415,298-184-1.19%
201315,482-228-1.45%
201215,710-166-1.05%
201115,876-174-1.08%
201016,050
199018,107-2,509-12.17%
198020,6161,8459.83%
197018,771-2,487-11.7%
196021,258-5,416-20.3%
195026,674-1,712-6.03%
194028,3861,1084.06%
193027,27820.01%
192027,2763,58615.14%
191023,6907,80449.13%
190015,8863,68630.21%
189012,2004,98769.14%
18807,213-6,317-46.69%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.74% (-105)
County Website
Clay County
County Seat
2010 Population
16,050
Area
639 mi²
Density
22 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-12.43% (-1,995)
Founded
March 24, 1873

Clay County, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,72094.38%
Two or more races6014.13%
Black or African American980.67%
Other race730.5%
Native American390.27%
Asian60.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Clay County, Arkansas Population by Race

Clay County, Arkansas Population Pyramid 2024

Clay County, Arkansas Median Age

42.7

Total

42

Male

44.6

Female

Clay County, Arkansas Adults

There are 11,494 adults, (3,206 of whom are seniors) in Clay County, Arkansas.

Clay County, Arkansas Age Dependency

75.4

Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, Arkansas Sex Ratio

Female7,57952.14%
Male6,95847.86%

Clay County, Arkansas Population by Age

Clay County, Arkansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,0632.3873.526.5
Married2,8303.0284.115.9
Non Family2,2411.176931
Female7143.2761.938.1
Male2783.431.768.3
showing: 5 rows

2.97

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

73.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Clay County, Arkansas Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Clay County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 23.29%.

Clay County, Arkansas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,992

Average Earnings

$39,380

Average Male

$27,982

Average Female

Clay County, Arkansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clay County, Arkansas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Clay County, Arkansas Language

99.27% of Clay County, Arkansas residents speak only English, while 0.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.65% of the population.

Clay County, Arkansas Language

Clay County, Arkansas Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,5162,56018.94%
Multiple60120534.11%
Native392358.97%
Hispanic11610.86%
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19.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.26%

Male Poverty Rate

22.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay County, Arkansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Arkansas is Native, with 58.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Arkansas is Hispanic, with 0.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.7%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.09%.

Clay County, Arkansas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.66%
Some College16.38%
High School13.46%
Bachelors or Greater8.82%
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Clay County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed32.84%
Male Unemployed24.38%
Female Employed9.16%
Male Employed6.71%
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Clay County, Arkansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clay County, Arkansas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Clay County, Arkansas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay County, Arkansas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Clay County, Arkansas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Clay County, Arkansas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Clay County, Arkansas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,008

Number of Veterans

819

Male Veterans

189

Female Veterans

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Clay County, Arkansas Veterans by War

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Clay County, Arkansas Veterans by Age

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Clay County, Arkansas Veterans by Race

Clay County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, Arkansas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.8%

Labor Force Participation

53.6%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Clay County, Arkansas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Clay County, Arkansas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Clay County, Arkansas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

54.43%

Born in Clay County, Arkansas

99.34%

Native Born

0.66%

Foreign Born

0.27%

Non Citizen

0.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.34% of Clay County, Arkansas residents were born in the United States, with 54.43% having been born in Arkansas. 0.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Clay County, Arkansas Place of Birth

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