Clay County, Mississippi Population 2022

Clay County, Mississippi's estimated population is 19,052 with a growth rate of -0.46% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clay County, Mississippi is the 49th largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 Population was 20,560 and has seen a growth of -7.33% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
188017,3670.00%
189018,6071,2407.14%
190019,5639565.14%
191020,2036403.27%
192017,490-2,713-13.43%
193017,9314412.52%
194019,0301,0996.13%
195017,757-1,273-6.69%
196018,9331,1766.62%
197018,840-93-0.49%
198021,0822,24211.90%
199021,120380.18%
201020,560-560-2.65%
201120,496-64-0.31%
201220,397-99-0.48%
201320,355-42-0.21%
201420,146-209-1.03%
201520,005-141-0.70%
201619,854-151-0.75%
201719,621-233-1.17%
201819,404-217-1.11%
201919,316-88-0.45%
202019,228-88-0.46%
202119,140-88-0.46%
202219,052-88-0.46%
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Clay County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,54738.67%
Black or African American11,59859.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native1090.56%
Asian1060.54%
Two or More Races1550.79%
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Clay County, Mississippi Population by Race

Clay County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2022

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Clay County, Mississippi Median Age

39.2


Total

37.2


Male

41.5


Female

Clay County, Mississippi Adults

There are 15,067 adults, (3,580 of whom are seniors) in Clay County, Mississippi.

Clay County, Mississippi Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

10,358

53.08%

Male

9,157

46.92%

Clay County, Mississippi Population by Age

Clay County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Clay County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.1%12.9%
Male86.6%13.4%
All70.1%29.9%
Non Family64.2%35.8%
Female39.1%60.9%

70.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clay County, Mississippi Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,7282.4970.1
Married3,1772.9887.1
Male3143.6986.6
Female1,3693.9239.1
Non Family2,8681.1364.2

3.24

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Clay County, Mississippi Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7115.31%
9th to 12th Grade1,47411.00%
High School Graduate4,73035.30%
Some College2,33817.45%
Associates Degree1,42710.65%
Bachelors Degree1,77413.24%
Graduate Degree9477.07%
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Clay County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clay County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian808076
Native American686855
Hispanic16168
White5,7475,0161,688
Black7,4276,003901
2+ Races79491

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 95.00%.

Clay County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,133$36,793$27,367
Less Than 9th Grade$21,291$26,067$14,929
High School Graduate$22,317$27,885$18,172
Some College$35,556$42,459$32,768
Bachelors Degree$41,194$55,921$36,392
Graduate Degree$47,628$62,694$41,636

$31,133

Average Earnings

$36,793

Average Male

$27,367

Average Female

Clay County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clay County, Mississippi Language by Age

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Clay County, Mississippi Language

99.03% of Clay County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 0.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.61% of the population.

Clay County, Mississippi Language

Clay County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian1067671.70%
Black11,4754,05135.30%
Native1092018.35%
White7,3856578.90%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic1616.25%
Multiple15531.94%

25.00%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.55%

Male Poverty Rate

28.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Mississippi is Asian, with 71.70% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Mississippi is Multiple, with 1.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.56%.

Clay County, Mississippi Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.55%
High School22.41%
Some College16.99%
Bachelors or Greater3.36%

Clay County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.20%
Male Unemployed54.60%
Female Employed11.07%
Female Unemployed53.39%

Clay County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clay County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,209$54,175
Families$45,318$58,647
Married Families$63,023-
Non Families$23,758$45,700
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Income by Household Type

Clay County, Mississippi Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.5%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

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 Marital Status

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1,083

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War186
First Gulf War107
Vietnam456
Korea77
World War II29

Clay County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3454
35 to 54338
55 to 64111
65 to 74399
75+181

Clay County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White62910.11%
Black4535.29%
2+ Races10.89%
Hispanic16.25%

Clay County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Clay County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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10.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

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51.3%

Labor Force Participation

46.8%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Clay County, Mississippi Employment by Age

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Clay County, Mississippi Employment by Race

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Clay County, Mississippi 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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84.26%

Born in Clay County, Mississippi

99.21%

Native Born

0.79%

Foreign Born

0.56%

Non Citizen

0.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.21% of Clay County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 84.26% having been born in Mississippi. 0.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Clay County, Mississippi 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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