Clay County, Mississippi Population 2020

Clay County, Mississippi's estimated population is 18,842 with a growth rate of -1.42% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clay County, Mississippi is the 49th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202018,842-272-1.42%
201919,114-272-1.40%
201819,386-272-1.38%
201719,658-195-0.98%
201619,853-151-0.75%
201520,004-134-0.67%
201420,138-208-1.02%
201320,346-39-0.19%
201220,385-97-0.47%
201120,482-65-0.32%
201020,547-573-2.71%
199021,120380.18%
198021,0822,24211.90%
197018,840-93-0.49%
196018,9331,1766.62%
195017,757-1,273-6.69%
194019,0301,0996.13%
193017,9314412.52%
192017,490-2,713-13.43%
191020,2036403.27%
190019,5639565.14%
189018,6071,2407.14%
188017,3670.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-1.42%
County Website
Founded
1871
County Seat
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Clay County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American11,80759.61%
White7,84539.61%
Two or More Races710.36%
American Indian and Alaska Native590.30%
Asian260.13%
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Clay County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

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Clay County, Mississippi Median Age

39.5


Total

38.5


Male

40.5


Female

Clay County, Mississippi Adults

There are 15,190 adults, (3,452 of whom are seniors) in Clay County, Mississippi.

Clay County, Mississippi Age Dependency

68.8

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

10,631

53.67%

Male

9,177

46.33%

Clay County, Mississippi Households and Families

Clay County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Clay County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.7%14.3%
Male83.3%16.7%
All71.2%28.8%
Non Family70.5%29.5%
Female41.8%58.2%

71.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,7552.5271.2
Married3,1843.0385.7
Non Family2,4471.1170.5
Female1,6933.3741.8
Male4313.483.3

3.14

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

3.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Clay County, Mississippi Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7295.43%
9th to 12th Grade1,73512.93%
High School Graduate4,55233.92%
Some College2,61219.47%
Associates Degree1,0918.13%
Bachelors Degree1,75413.07%
Graduate Degree9457.04%
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Clay County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black7,4665,627912
White5,8345,2391,746
Hispanic51397
Multiple Races371912
Native American252513
Asian191916

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 84.21%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,668$37,773$26,743
Less Than High School$22,093$28,710$17,841
High School Grad$25,605$29,918$19,621
Some College$30,684$36,944$26,543
Bachelors Degree$43,958$54,167$38,438
Graduate Degree$50,768$51,829$47,179

$30,668

Average Earnings

$37,773

Average Male

$26,743

Average Female

Clay County, Mississippi Language

Clay County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Clay County, Mississippi Language

98.89% of Clay County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 1.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.64% of the population.

Clay County, Mississippi Poverty

Clay County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11,6783,53830.30%
White7,57494112.42%
Asian262388.46%
Native591830.51%
Multiple711622.54%
Hispanic1051211.43%

23.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.64%

Male Poverty Rate

26.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Mississippi is Asian, with 88.46% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Mississippi is Hispanic, with 11.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.43%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.90%
Some College21.09%
High School17.25%
Bachelors or Greater3.72%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed73.63%
Male Unemployed48.07%
Female Employed11.17%
Male Employed4.02%

Clay County, Mississippi Income

Clay County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,121$52,076
Families$44,621$58,262
Married Families$65,357-
Non Families$21,771$37,728
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Clay County, Mississippi Marital Status

Clay County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.2%

Male Marriage Rate

38.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

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Clay County, Mississippi 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, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

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Clay County, Mississippi Veterans

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1,102

Number of Veterans

1,035

Male Veterans

67

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam457
First Gulf War135
Korea77
Second Gulf War73
World War II21
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54318
65 to 74312
55 to 64240
75+229
18 to 343
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Name Veterans % of Total
White63710.00%
Black4655.35%

Clay County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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11.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, Mississippi Employment Status

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54%

Labor Force Participation

47.7%

Employment Rate

11.3%

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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84.15%

Born in Mississippi

99.69%

Native Born

0.31%

Foreign Born

0.26%

Non Citizen

0.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.69% of Clay County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 84.15% having been born in Mississippi. 0.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  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