Clay County, Illinois Population 2022

Clay County, Illinois's estimated population is 12,938 with a growth rate of -0.63% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clay County, Illinois is the 80th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 13,826 and has seen a growth of -6.42% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18307550.00%
18403,2282,473327.55%
18504,2891,06132.87%
18609,3365,047117.67%
187015,8756,53970.04%
188016,1923172.00%
189016,7725803.58%
190019,5532,78116.58%
191018,661-892-4.56%
192017,684-977-5.24%
193016,155-1,529-8.65%
194018,9472,79217.28%
195017,445-1,502-7.93%
196015,815-1,630-9.34%
197014,735-1,080-6.83%
198015,2835483.72%
199014,460-823-5.39%
201013,826-634-4.38%
201113,725-101-0.73%
201213,714-11-0.08%
201313,554-160-1.17%
201413,445-109-0.80%
201513,401-44-0.33%
201613,314-87-0.65%
201713,270-44-0.33%
201813,266-4-0.03%
201913,184-82-0.62%
202013,102-82-0.62%
202113,020-82-0.63%
202212,938-82-0.63%
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Clay County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,71796.22%
Black or African American580.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native330.25%
Asian720.54%
Some Other Race30.02%
Two or More Races3342.53%
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Clay County, Illinois Population by Race

Clay County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2022

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Clay County, Illinois Median Age

42.1


Total

41.7


Male

42.6


Female

Clay County, Illinois Adults

There are 10,201 adults, (2,705 of whom are seniors) in Clay County, Illinois.

Clay County, Illinois Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

6,653

50.34%

Male

6,564

49.66%

Clay County, Illinois Population by Age

Clay County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Clay County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.9%10.1%
Male81.4%18.6%
All74.3%25.7%
Non Family58.3%41.7%
Female45.3%54.7%

74.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clay County, Illinois Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,6072.2974.3
Married2,7952.7889.9
Male3283.381.4
Female4923.1445.3
Non Family1,9921.2458.3

2.72

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Clay County, Illinois Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2863.08%
9th to 12th Grade8629.27%
High School Graduate3,55038.19%
Some College2,02221.75%
Associates Degree1,15012.37%
Bachelors Degree9119.80%
Graduate Degree5155.54%
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Clay County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clay County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races15514562
Black583214
White8,9527,8451,340
Asian727210
Other Race33
Native American2726
Hispanic3228

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 2+ races people with a rate of 40.00%.

Clay County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,307$47,747$29,231
Less Than 9th Grade$18,490$26,200$9,432
High School Graduate$35,045$43,217$26,922
Some College$39,574$55,259$28,750
Bachelors Degree$41,159$44,563$40,112
Graduate Degree$72,301$79,129$66,129

$38,307

Average Earnings

$47,747

Average Male

$29,231

Average Female

Clay County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clay County, Illinois Language by Age

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Clay County, Illinois Language

98.40% of Clay County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 1.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.87% of the population.

Clay County, Illinois Language

Clay County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black382565.79%
Hispanic311238.71%
White12,4522,09816.85%
Multiple3333410.21%
Native3326.06%
Asian7245.56%
Other3NaN%

16.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.56%

Male Poverty Rate

17.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Illinois is Black, with 65.79% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.60%.

Clay County, Illinois Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.85%
High School13.95%
Some College12.17%
Bachelors or Greater4.80%

Clay County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.06%
Male Unemployed22.67%
Female Employed8.60%
Female Unemployed80.00%

Clay County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clay County, Illinois Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,167$69,589
Families$63,819$82,541
Married Families$70,825-
Non Families$27,000$38,789
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Income by Household Type

Clay County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

Male Marriage Rate

51.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

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Clay County, Illinois 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 45-54.

Clay County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

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Clay County, Illinois Marital Status

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892

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War32
First Gulf War141
Vietnam397
Korea94
World War II20

Clay County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 344
35 to 54172
55 to 64222
65 to 74255
75+239

Clay County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8308.41%
Asian6286.11%

Clay County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Clay County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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7.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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60.9%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Clay County, Illinois Employment by Age

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Clay County, Illinois Employment by Race

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Clay County, Illinois 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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86.19%

Born in Clay County, Illinois

99.59%

Native Born

0.41%

Foreign Born

0.09%

Non Citizen

0.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.59% of Clay County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 86.19% having been born in Illinois. 0.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Clay County, Illinois 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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