Clay County, Kansas Population 2024

7,947

Clay County, Kansas's estimated 2024 population is 7,947 with a growth rate of -0.6% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clay County, Kansas is the 47th largest county in Kansas. The 2010 population was 8,544 and has seen a growth of -6.99% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,707-48-0.62%
20287,755-48-0.62%
20277,803-48-0.61%
20267,851-48-0.61%
20257,899-48-0.6%
20247,947-48-0.6%
20237,995-48-0.6%
20228,043-48-0.59%
20218,091-31-0.38%
20208,1221131.41%
20198,00910.01%
20188,00850.06%
20178,003-103-1.27%
20168,106-185-2.23%
20158,291-7-0.08%
20148,298-86-1.03%
20138,384-115-1.35%
20128,499-27-0.32%
20118,526-18-0.21%
20108,544
19909,158-644-6.57%
19809,802-88-0.89%
19709,890-785-7.35%
196010,675-1,022-8.74%
195011,697-1,584-11.93%
194013,281-1,275-8.76%
193014,5561911.33%
192014,365-886-5.81%
191015,251-582-3.68%
190015,833-313-1.94%
189016,1463,82631.06%
188012,3209,378318.76%
18702,9422,7791704.91%
1860163-7,544-97.89%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.6% (-48)
County Website
Clay County
State
Kansas
County Seat
2010 Population
8,544
Area
645 mi²
Density
12 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-6.99% (-597)
Founded
February 20, 1857

Clay County, Kansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,70295.23%
Black or African American1501.85%
Two or more races1431.77%
Native American540.67%
Asian320.4%
Other race70.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Clay County, Kansas Population by Race

Clay County, Kansas Population Pyramid 2024

Clay County, Kansas Median Age

43.1

Total

41.8

Male

45.3

Female

Clay County, Kansas Adults

There are 6,191 adults, (1,966 of whom are seniors) in Clay County, Kansas.

Clay County, Kansas Age Dependency

91.4

Age Dependency Ratio

46.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, Kansas Sex Ratio

Female3,97549.15%
Male4,11350.85%

Clay County, Kansas Population by Age

Clay County, Kansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,5702.2271.428.6
Married1,7692.9291.18.9
Non Family1,3511.1156.543.5
Female2662.6334.265.8
Male1842.9245.154.9
showing: 5 rows

2.83

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

71.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

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

Clay County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 31.17%.

Clay County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,481

Average Earnings

$54,119

Average Male

$32,308

Average Female

Clay County, Kansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clay County, Kansas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Clay County, Kansas Language

99.26% of Clay County, Kansas residents speak only English, while 0.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.39% of the population.

Clay County, Kansas Language

Clay County, Kansas Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,31082111.23%
Multiple1324534.09%
Hispanic2433112.76%
Asian3226.25%
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11.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.89%

Male Poverty Rate

11.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay County, Kansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Kansas is Multiple, with 34.09% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Kansas is Asian, with 6.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.27%.

Clay County, Kansas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.57%
High School8.13%
Some College6.19%
Bachelors or Greater5.06%
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Clay County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed52.94%
Female Unemployed13.89%
Male Employed9.02%
Female Employed2.97%
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Clay County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clay County, Kansas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Clay County, Kansas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.1%

Male Marriage Rate

54.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay County, Kansas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Clay County, Kansas 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 35-44.

Clay County, Kansas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Clay County, Kansas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

951

Number of Veterans

889

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

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Clay County, Kansas Veterans by War

count

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Clay County, Kansas Veterans by Age

count

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Clay County, Kansas Veterans by Race

Clay County, Kansas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, Kansas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

1.4%

Unemployment Rate

Clay County, Kansas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Clay County, Kansas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Clay County, Kansas 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

71.83%

Born in Clay County, Kansas

99.38%

Native Born

0.62%

Foreign Born

0.37%

Non Citizen

0.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.38% of Clay County, Kansas residents were born in the United States, with 71.83% having been born in Kansas. 0.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Clay County, Kansas Place of Birth

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