Clay County, North Carolina Population 2020

Clay County, North Carolina's estimated population is 11,415 with a growth rate of 1.22% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clay County, North Carolina is the 95th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202011,4151381.22%
201911,2771381.24%
201811,1391381.25%
201711,0012582.40%
201610,7431241.17%
201510,619570.54%
201410,562-33-0.31%
201310,595-56-0.53%
201210,651-31-0.29%
201110,682750.71%
201010,6073,45248.25%
19907,1555368.10%
19806,6191,43927.78%
19705,180-346-6.26%
19605,526-480-7.99%
19506,006-399-6.23%
19406,40597117.87%
19305,43478816.96%
19204,64673718.85%
19103,909-623-13.75%
19004,5323357.98%
18904,19788126.57%
18803,31685534.74%
18702,4610.00%

Clay County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,46496.77%
Black or African American2262.09%
Two or More Races420.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native360.33%
Asian200.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.15%
Some Other Race90.08%

Clay County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Clay County, North Carolina Median Age

52


Total

50.5


Male

54


Female

Clay County, North Carolina Adults

There are 8,924 adults, (3,172 of whom are seniors) in Clay County, North Carolina.

Clay County, North Carolina Age Dependency

88

Age Dependency Ratio

55.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

5,688

52.60%

Male

5,125

47.40%

Clay County, North Carolina Households and Families

Clay County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Clay County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.2%12.8%
All76.2%23.8%
Non Family69.6%30.4%
Female54%46%
Male29.3%70.7%

76.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,0622.1376.2
Married2,7832.6287.2
Non Family1,6071.1969.6
Female4572.3254
Male2152.429.3

2.54

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

0.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Clay County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2943.54%
9th to 12th Grade6648.00%
High School Graduate2,83434.15%
Some College1,80721.78%
Associates Degree8099.75%
Bachelors Degree1,12613.57%
Graduate Degree7649.21%

Clay County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,8727,0481,874
Hispanic216168
Black1203416
Native American3636
Multiple Races2020
Asian1818
Islander1616
Other Race4

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 white people with a rate of 23.81%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,401$31,424$22,729
Less Than High School$22,247$26,172$9,259
High School Grad$22,293$26,204$21,162
Some College$31,345$36,458$24,885
Bachelors Degree$30,300$32,250$
Graduate Degree$78,219$78,781$65,625

$27,401

Average Earnings

$31,424

Average Male

$22,729

Average Female

Clay County, North Carolina Language

Clay County, North Carolina Language by Age

Clay County, North Carolina Language

97.19% of Clay County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 2.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.96% of the population.

Clay County, North Carolina Poverty

Clay County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,1101,43814.22%
Black22419185.27%
Hispanic337319.20%
Multiple422457.14%
Islander1616100.00%

15.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.59%

Male Poverty Rate

15.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay County, North Carolina

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay County, North Carolina is Hispanic, with 9.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.79%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.11%
High School12.10%
Some College10.29%
Bachelors or Greater7.63%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed68.18%
Female Unemployed42.62%
Male Employed6.32%
Female Employed5.46%

Clay County, North Carolina Income

Clay County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,801$56,872
Families$46,906$61,386
Married Families$49,550-
Non Families$25,369$45,633

Clay County, North Carolina Marital Status

Clay County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

63.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

69.2%

Male Marriage Rate

57.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Clay County, North Carolina 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, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Clay County, North Carolina Veterans

891

Number of Veterans

880

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam349
First Gulf War125
Korea92
World War II22
Second Gulf War19
Age Group Veterans
75+273
65 to 74272
35 to 54204
55 to 64123
18 to 3419

$Clay County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

5.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, North Carolina Employment Status

49.7%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Clay County, North Carolina 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

30.81%

Born in North Carolina

96.82%

Native Born

3.18%

Foreign Born

2.03%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.82% of Clay County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 30.81% having been born in North Carolina. 2.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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