Clay County, Missouri Population 2022

Clay County, Missouri's estimated population is 260,712 with a growth rate of 1.40% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clay County, Missouri is the 7th largest county in Missouri. The 2010 Population was 222,650 and has seen a growth of 17.09% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18305,3380.00%
18408,2822,94455.15%
185010,3322,05024.75%
186013,0232,69126.05%
187015,5642,54119.51%
188015,57280.05%
189019,8564,28427.51%
190018,903-953-4.80%
191020,3021,3997.40%
192020,4551530.75%
193026,8116,35631.07%
194030,4173,60613.45%
195045,22114,80448.67%
196087,47442,25393.44%
1970123,32235,84840.98%
1980136,48813,16610.68%
1990153,41116,92312.40%
2010222,65069,23945.13%
2011225,2432,5931.16%
2012227,5792,3361.04%
2013230,3062,7271.20%
2014233,0082,7021.17%
2015235,1612,1530.92%
2016238,5833,4221.46%
2017242,5273,9441.65%
2018246,3603,8331.58%
2019249,9483,5881.46%
2020253,5363,5881.44%
2021257,1243,5881.42%
2022260,7123,5881.40%
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Clay County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White207,25484.09%
Black or African American15,1726.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0280.42%
Asian5,5482.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander8280.34%
Some Other Race4,5781.86%
Two or More Races12,0724.90%
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Clay County, Missouri Population by Race

Clay County, Missouri Population Pyramid 2022

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Clay County, Missouri Median Age

37.2


Total

36.4


Male

38


Female

Clay County, Missouri Adults

There are 187,027 adults, (34,934 of whom are seniors) in Clay County, Missouri.

Clay County, Missouri Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

125,529

50.93%

Male

120,951

49.07%

Clay County, Missouri Population by Age

Clay County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Clay County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.6%15.4%
All68.4%31.6%
Male55.3%44.7%
Non Family51.9%48.1%
Female50.6%49.4%

68.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clay County, Missouri Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All92,5142.6468.4
Married46,5983.2784.6
Male4,7133.3755.3
Female11,1023.3850.6
Non Family30,1011.2751.9

3.19

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Clay County, Missouri Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,2791.96%
9th to 12th Grade7,8294.69%
High School Graduate46,76828.00%
Some College39,87623.87%
Associates Degree14,4288.64%
Bachelors Degree36,65121.94%
Graduate Degree18,22710.91%
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Clay County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clay County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian3,6933,0811,681
Islander436354157
Native American729678250
White140,209132,62747,335
Black9,2828,5882,698
2+ Races5,0054,5451,435
Hispanic9,4707,6381,754
Other Race2,8011,946430

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.59%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.52%.

Clay County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,012$51,405$38,122
Less Than 9th Grade$30,134$35,006$25,256
High School Graduate$35,875$43,955$26,754
Some College$41,027$50,471$34,370
Bachelors Degree$53,966$62,520$48,857
Graduate Degree$63,403$79,017$57,887

$44,012

Average Earnings

$51,405

Average Male

$38,122

Average Female

Clay County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clay County, Missouri Language by Age

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Clay County, Missouri Language

92.97% of Clay County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 7.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.90% of the population.

Clay County, Missouri Language

Clay County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander81718622.77%
Black14,8363,06720.67%
Hispanic17,0632,28313.38%
Multiple11,7821,51412.85%
Native1,01712512.29%
Asian5,49655410.08%
White195,72812,4756.37%
Other662NaN%

8.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.30%

Male Poverty Rate

9.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Missouri is Islander, with 22.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Missouri is Other, with NaN% 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 12.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.54%.

Clay County, Missouri Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.03%
High School8.30%
Some College5.56%
Bachelors or Greater2.94%

Clay County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.48%
Male Unemployed18.10%
Female Employed5.24%
Female Unemployed24.25%

Clay County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clay County, Missouri Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$72,047$89,047
Families$85,961$102,937
Married Families$97,593$116,232
Non Families$42,677$55,571
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Income by Household Type

Clay County, Missouri Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

49.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

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Clay County, Missouri 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 35-44.

Clay County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

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Clay County, Missouri Marital Status

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15,037

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,962
First Gulf War3,429
Vietnam4,974
Korea1,311
World War II339

Clay County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,384
35 to 543,994
55 to 642,607
65 to 743,817
75+3,235

Clay County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White13,7538.57%
Black7446.76%
Native American9410.39%
Asian1383.25%
Other Race1364.14%
2+ Races1722.74%
Hispanic3643.21%

Clay County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Clay County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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4.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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70.1%

Labor Force Participation

67.1%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Clay County, Missouri Employment by Age

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Clay County, Missouri Employment by Race

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Clay County, Missouri 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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58.33%

Born in Clay County, Missouri

94.71%

Native Born

5.29%

Foreign Born

1.99%

Non Citizen

3.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.71% of Clay County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 58.33% having been born in Missouri. 1.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Clay County, Missouri 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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