Clay County, Iowa Population 2022

Clay County, Iowa's estimated population is 15,746 with a growth rate of -0.57% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clay County, Iowa is the 49th largest county in Iowa. The 2010 Population was 16,634 and has seen a growth of -5.34% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
1860520.00%
18701,5231,4712828.85%
18804,2482,725178.92%
18909,3095,061119.14%
190013,4014,09243.96%
191012,766-635-4.74%
192015,6602,89422.67%
193016,1074472.85%
194017,7621,65510.28%
195018,1033411.92%
196018,5044012.22%
197018,464-40-0.22%
198019,5761,1126.02%
199017,585-1,991-10.17%
201016,634-951-5.41%
201116,597-37-0.22%
201216,539-58-0.35%
201316,438-101-0.61%
201416,484460.28%
201516,498140.08%
201616,295-203-1.23%
201716,141-154-0.95%
201816,106-35-0.22%
201916,016-90-0.56%
202015,926-90-0.56%
202115,836-90-0.57%
202215,746-90-0.57%
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Clay County, Iowa Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,42595.58%
Black or African American190.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native160.10%
Asian1100.68%
Some Other Race1490.92%
Two or More Races4192.60%
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Clay County, Iowa Population by Race

Clay County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2022

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Clay County, Iowa Median Age

41.6


Total

40.8


Male

43.2


Female

Clay County, Iowa Adults

There are 12,509 adults, (3,388 of whom are seniors) in Clay County, Iowa.

Clay County, Iowa Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

8,210

50.87%

Male

7,928

49.13%

Clay County, Iowa Population by Age

Clay County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Clay County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.4%13.6%
All67.5%32.5%
Male61.3%38.7%
Non Family54.6%45.4%
Female28.8%71.2%

67.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clay County, Iowa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,3812.1467.5
Married3,4422.8786.4
Male3052.3661.3
Female6262.7428.8
Non Family3,0081.1754.6

2.77

Average Family Size

2.14

Average Household Size

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Clay County, Iowa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1040.93%
9th to 12th Grade5034.48%
High School Graduate3,67832.76%
Some College2,86125.48%
Associates Degree1,39912.46%
Bachelors Degree1,89616.89%
Graduate Degree7867.00%
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Clay County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clay County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian10510567
Native American12127
White10,79010,2622,590
Hispanic1447310
Other Race89603
2+ Races1671605
Black1211

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 asian people with a rate of 63.81%.

Clay County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,389$43,859$31,296
Less Than 9th Grade$30,407$31,125$19,938
High School Graduate$27,118$37,891$15,495
Some College$39,588$47,410$31,058
Bachelors Degree$40,708$44,196$38,611
Graduate Degree$62,692$81,789$54,549

$37,389

Average Earnings

$43,859

Average Male

$31,296

Average Female

Clay County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clay County, Iowa Language by Age

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Clay County, Iowa Language

96.75% of Clay County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 3.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.22% of the population.

Clay County, Iowa Language

Clay County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic59114224.03%
Black16318.75%
Multiple4167818.75%
White14,7391,4489.82%
Other3NaN%

10.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.88%

Male Poverty Rate

12.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Iowa is Hispanic, with 24.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Iowa is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.66%.

Clay County, Iowa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.73%
High School8.51%
Some College6.20%
Bachelors or Greater3.79%

Clay County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.10%
Male Unemployed2.86%
Female Employed8.25%
Female Unemployed53.41%

Clay County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clay County, Iowa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,259$64,595
Families$69,988$81,879
Married Families$80,574-
Non Families$28,922$38,130
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Income by Household Type

Clay County, Iowa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.8%

Male Marriage Rate

52.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

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Clay County, Iowa 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 55-64.

Clay County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

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Clay County, Iowa Marital Status

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1,173

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War169
First Gulf War133
Vietnam395
Korea187
World War II35

Clay County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3448
35 to 54200
55 to 64241
65 to 74311
75+373

Clay County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1719.71%
Black211.76%
Hispanic61.65%

Clay County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Clay County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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6.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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65.3%

Labor Force Participation

62.3%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Clay County, Iowa Employment by Age

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Clay County, Iowa Employment by Race

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Clay County, Iowa Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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72.07%

Born in Clay County, Iowa

97.96%

Native Born

2.04%

Foreign Born

0.95%

Non Citizen

1.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.96% of Clay County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 72.07% having been born in Iowa. 0.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Clay County, Iowa Place of Birth

  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

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