Clay County, Missouri Population 2020

Clay County, Missouri's estimated population is 242,593 with a growth rate of 1.67% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clay County, Missouri is the 6th largest county in Missouri.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018246,3653,7721.55%
2017242,5933,9751.67%
2016238,6183,4211.45%
2015235,1972,1520.92%
2014233,0452,7171.18%
2013230,3282,7341.20%
2012227,5942,3451.04%
2011225,2492,5661.15%
2010222,68369,27245.15%
1990153,41116,92312.40%
1980136,48813,16610.68%
1970123,32235,84840.98%
196087,47442,25393.44%
195045,22114,80448.67%
194030,4173,60613.45%
193026,8116,35631.07%
192020,4551530.75%
191020,3021,3997.40%
190018,903-953-4.80%
189019,8564,28427.51%
188015,57280.05%
187015,5642,54119.51%
186013,0232,69126.05%
185010,3322,05024.75%
18408,2822,94455.15%
18305,3380.00%

How Many People Live in Clay County, Missouri?

242,593

Clay County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White204,91685.68%
Black or African American14,4256.03%
Two or More Races9,2773.88%
Asian5,1412.15%
Some Other Race3,6871.54%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,3010.54%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4170.17%

Clay County, Missouri Population Pyramid 2020

Clay County, Missouri Median Age

37.1


Total

36.1


Male

38.1


Female

Clay County, Missouri Adults

There are 180,555 adults, (32,349 of whom are seniors) in Clay County, Missouri.

Clay County, Missouri Age Dependency

61.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

121,868

50.96%

Male

117,296

49.04%

Clay County, Missouri Households and Families

Clay County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Clay County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.2%14.8%
All69.1%30.9%
Non Family53.1%46.9%
Male49.8%50.2%
Female49%51%

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All90,2852.6269.1
Married46,7183.2485.2
Non Family29,6131.2953.1
Female9,6523.3649
Male4,3023.3549.8

3.17

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Clay County, Missouri Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,2482.02%
9th to 12th Grade7,7644.82%
High School Graduate46,43728.85%
Some College37,38323.22%
Associates Degree13,4338.35%
Bachelors Degree35,57222.10%
Graduate Degree17,12410.64%

Clay County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White137,038128,88745,915
Hispanic8,6917,4151,716
Black8,6347,9992,482
Asian3,4402,8021,482
Multiple Races3,2352,938981
Other Race2,2721,767464
Native American893782249
Islander1068639

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.05%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 43.08%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,296$50,246$35,916
Less Than High School$28,382$31,419$23,112
High School Grad$34,143$41,762$26,631
Some College$39,618$48,153$32,131
Bachelors Degree$53,130$64,130$44,336
Graduate Degree$61,069$76,509$54,576

$42,296

Average Earnings

$50,246

Average Male

$35,916

Average Female

Clay County, Missouri Language

Clay County, Missouri Language by Age

Clay County, Missouri Language

93.20% of Clay County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 6.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.83% of the population.

Clay County, Missouri Poverty

Clay County, Missouri Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White192,67911,7026.07%
Black14,0623,41024.25%
Hispanic15,9571,75310.99%
Multiple9,0288599.51%
Asian5,13661511.97%
Other3,67354214.76%
Islander40927867.97%
Native1,280886.88%

7.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.07%

Male Poverty Rate

8.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Missouri is Islander, with 67.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Missouri is White, with 6.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.09%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.45%
High School7.42%
Some College5.96%
Bachelors or Greater2.94%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed24.02%
Male Unemployed18.51%
Female Employed5.56%
Male Employed3.66%

Clay County, Missouri Income

Clay County, Missouri Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$68,367$85,359
Families$82,365$98,550
Married Families$93,729$110,823
Non Families$41,336$54,490

Clay County, Missouri Marital Status

Clay County, Missouri Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

Clay County, Missouri 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, Missouri Marital Status by Race

Clay County, Missouri Veterans

15,784

Number of Veterans

14,311

Male Veterans

1,473

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam5,073
First Gulf War3,409
Second Gulf War2,636
Korea1,368
World War II542
Name Veterans % of Total
White14,5649.24%
Black6856.69%
Hispanic5164.97%
2 or More2936.44%
Asian1072.69%
Other752.99%
Indian453.94%
Hawaiian155.08%

$Clay County, Missouri Veterans by Education

4.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, Missouri Employment Status

70%

Labor Force Participation

67%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Clay County, Missouri Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

58.78%

Born in Missouri

95.24%

Native Born

4.76%

Foreign Born

1.83%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.24% of Clay County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 58.78% having been born in Missouri. 1.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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