Clay County, Kentucky Population 2020

Clay County, Kentucky's estimated population is 19,769 with a growth rate of -0.84% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clay County, Kentucky is the 58th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202019,769-168-0.84%
201919,937-168-0.84%
201820,105-168-0.83%
201720,273-370-1.79%
201620,643-347-1.65%
201520,990-104-0.49%
201421,094-104-0.49%
201321,198-329-1.53%
201221,527-67-0.31%
201121,594-66-0.30%
201021,660-86-0.40%
199021,746-1,006-4.42%
198022,7524,27123.11%
197018,481-2,267-10.93%
196020,748-2,368-10.24%
195023,116-785-3.28%
194023,9015,37529.01%
193018,526-1,269-6.41%
192019,7952,00611.28%
191017,7892,42515.78%
190015,3642,91723.44%
189012,4472,22521.77%
188010,2221,92523.20%
18708,2971,64524.73%
18606,6521,23122.71%
18505,42181417.67%
18404,6071,05929.85%
18303,548-845-19.24%
18204,3931,99583.19%
18102,3980.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.84%
County Website
Founded
1807
County Seat
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Clay County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,30993.64%
Black or African American6963.38%
Two or More Races3561.73%
Some Other Race1600.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native700.34%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander300.15%
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Clay County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Clay County, Kentucky Median Age

39.7


Total

36.9


Male

41.9


Female

Clay County, Kentucky Adults

There are 16,224 adults, (2,941 of whom are seniors) in Clay County, Kentucky.

Clay County, Kentucky Age Dependency

55.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

9,794

47.50%

Male

10,827

52.50%

Clay County, Kentucky Households and Families

Clay County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Clay County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male72.2%27.8%
Married71.7%28.3%
All67.9%32.1%
Non Family63.2%36.8%
Female62.2%37.8%

67.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,6252.5167.9
Married3,7363.0671.7
Non Family2,0261.0963.2
Female1,2773.0662.2
Male5862.6572.2

2.93

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Clay County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,58017.60%
9th to 12th Grade2,65818.13%
High School Graduate5,00934.17%
Some College2,36716.15%
Associates Degree6484.42%
Bachelors Degree6264.27%
Graduate Degree7725.27%
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Clay County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,4798,5281,303
Black66955424
Hispanic30923043
Multiple Races24616115
Other Race12510822
Native American705821
Islander5

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 86.40%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 30.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,218$24,513$21,727
Less Than High School$18,296$20,582$13,723
High School Grad$23,599$26,217$20,536
Some College$22,860$20,205$27,546
Bachelors Degree$25,313$$
Graduate Degree$54,186$56,938$44,554

$23,218

Average Earnings

$24,513

Average Male

$21,727

Average Female

Clay County, Kentucky Language

Clay County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Clay County, Kentucky Language

98.06% of Clay County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.71% of the population.

Clay County, Kentucky Poverty

Clay County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,4187,06138.34%
Hispanic32120463.55%
Black1605635.00%
Multiple2615521.07%
Other423378.57%
Native491224.49%
Islander55100.00%

38.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

38.26%

Male Poverty Rate

38.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay County, Kentucky

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 21.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 47.39%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School47.87%
High School29.53%
Some College25.57%
Bachelors or Greater12.66%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed69.41%
Male Unemployed53.10%
Male Employed13.44%
Female Employed12.53%

Clay County, Kentucky Income

Clay County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$26,250$39,093
Families$33,535$45,096
Married Families$41,479-
Non Families$11,182$18,574
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Clay County, Kentucky Marital Status

Clay County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Clay County, Kentucky 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, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Clay County, Kentucky Veterans

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807

Number of Veterans

724

Male Veterans

83

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam309
Second Gulf War129
First Gulf War125
Korea97
World War II41
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74251
35 to 54184
75+183
55 to 64163
18 to 3426
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Name Veterans % of Total
White7074.70%
2 or More6023.08%
Hispanic298.50%
Indian2130.00%
Black192.75%

Clay County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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9.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, Kentucky Employment Status

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36.9%

Labor Force Participation

33%

Employment Rate

10.5%

Unemployment Rate

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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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81.75%

Born in Kentucky

99.20%

Native Born

0.80%

Foreign Born

0.46%

Non Citizen

0.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.20% of Clay County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 81.75% having been born in Kentucky. 0.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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