Clay County, Indiana Population 2021

Clay County, Indiana's estimated population is 26,325 with a growth rate of 0.19% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clay County, Indiana is the 61st largest county in Indiana. The 2010 Population was 26,854 and has seen a growth of -1.97% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202126,325500.19%
202026,275500.19%
201926,225500.19%
201826,17580.03%
201726,167-43-0.16%
201626,210-185-0.70%
201526,395-35-0.13%
201426,430-232-0.87%
201326,662-126-0.47%
201226,788-49-0.18%
201126,837-17-0.06%
201026,8542,1498.70%
199024,705-157-0.63%
198024,8629293.88%
197023,933-274-1.13%
196024,2072891.21%
195023,918-1,447-5.70%
194025,365-1,114-4.21%
193026,479-2,968-10.08%
192029,447-3,088-9.49%
191032,535-1,750-5.10%
190034,2853,74912.28%
189030,5364,68218.11%
188025,8546,77035.47%
187019,0846,92356.93%
186012,1614,21753.08%
18507,9442,37742.70%
18405,5673,951244.49%
18301,6160.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.19%
County Website
State
Founded
1825
County Seat
2010 Population
26,854
Growth Since 2010
-1.97%
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Clay County, Indiana Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,31196.48%
Two or More Races5772.20%
Black or African American2200.84%
Asian730.28%
Some Other Race390.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.02%
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Clay County, Indiana Population by Race

Clay County, Indiana Population Pyramid $2021

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Clay County, Indiana Median Age

41.5


Total

40.5


Male

42.2


Female

Clay County, Indiana Adults

There are 20,207 adults, (4,676 of whom are seniors) in Clay County, Indiana.

Clay County, Indiana Age Dependency

68.9

Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, Indiana Sex Ratio

Female

13,309

50.73%

Male

12,925

49.27%

Clay County, Indiana Population by Age

Clay County, Indiana Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Clay County, Indiana Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86%14%
All77.6%22.4%
Non Family69.4%30.6%
Female65.5%34.5%
Male52.4%47.6%

77.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clay County, Indiana Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,5432.4477.6
Married5,9392.9286
Non Family3,0141.2869.4
Female1,1152.8365.5
Male4752.8352.4

2.85

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

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Clay County, Indiana Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2721.49%
9th to 12th Grade1,3027.14%
High School Graduate7,98043.78%
Some College3,58119.65%
Associates Degree1,98810.91%
Bachelors Degree2,16811.89%
Graduate Degree9365.14%
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Clay County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clay County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White17,62716,1683,021
2+ Races25717759
Black18417612
Hispanic85625
Asian73737
Other Race35295
Islander1010
Native American4

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 22.96%.

Clay County, Indiana Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,026$44,469$29,358
Less Than 9th Grade$23,170$25,000$18,281
High School Graduate$32,674$42,012$21,462
Some College$38,627$48,061$31,124
Bachelors Degree$45,568$64,310$41,466
Graduate Degree$62,228$62,841$55,000

$37,026

Average Earnings

$44,469

Average Male

$29,358

Average Female

Clay County, Indiana Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clay County, Indiana Language by Age

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Clay County, Indiana Language

98.15% of Clay County, Indiana residents speak only English, while 1.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.16% of the population.

Clay County, Indiana Language

Clay County, Indiana Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,5203,04112.40%
Multiple57111119.44%
Black1934221.76%
Hispanic1071917.76%
Native44100.00%

12.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.90%

Male Poverty Rate

14.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay County, Indiana

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Indiana is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Indiana is White, with 12.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.56%.

Clay County, Indiana Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.28%
High School9.85%
Some College8.30%
Bachelors or Greater3.54%

Clay County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed38.58%
Male Unemployed15.53%
Female Employed7.83%
Male Employed3.75%

Clay County, Indiana Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clay County, Indiana Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,637$65,144
Families$66,464$74,520
Married Families$74,696-
Non Families$32,036$39,287
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Income by Household Type

Clay County, Indiana Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.7%

Male Marriage Rate

57.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay County, Indiana Married by Age and Sex

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Clay County, Indiana 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 45-54.

Clay County, Indiana Marital Status by Race

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Clay County, Indiana Marital Status

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1,768

Number of Veterans

1,664

Male Veterans

104

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam667
First Gulf War420
Second Gulf War358
Korea117
World War II87

Clay County, Indiana Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74531
35 to 54488
75+387
55 to 64248
18 to 34114

Clay County, Indiana Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6948.67%
Black7035.71%
Hispanic88.70%
2+ Races41.32%

Clay County, Indiana Veterans by Race

Clay County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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5.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, Indiana Veterans by Education

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60.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.7%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Clay County, Indiana Employment by Age

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Clay County, Indiana Employment by Race

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Clay County, Indiana 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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84.68%

Born in Clay County, Indiana

99.14%

Native Born

0.86%

Foreign Born

0.26%

Non Citizen

0.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.14% of Clay County, Indiana residents were born in the United States, with 84.68% having been born in Indiana. 0.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Clay County, Indiana 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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