Clay County, North Carolina Population 2022

Clay County, North Carolina's estimated population is 11,552 with a growth rate of 0.93% 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. The 2010 Population was 10,608 and has seen a growth of 8.90% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18702,4610.00%
18803,31685534.74%
18904,19788126.57%
19004,5323357.98%
19103,909-623-13.75%
19204,64673718.85%
19305,43478816.96%
19406,40597117.87%
19506,006-399-6.23%
19605,526-480-7.99%
19705,180-346-6.26%
19806,6191,43927.78%
19907,1555368.10%
201010,6083,45348.26%
201110,686780.74%
201210,654-32-0.30%
201310,597-57-0.54%
201410,566-31-0.29%
201510,623570.54%
201610,7491261.19%
201711,0042552.37%
201811,1241201.09%
201911,2311070.96%
202011,3381070.95%
202111,4451070.94%
202211,5521070.93%
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Clay County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,75496.45%
Black or African American2151.93%
American Indian and Alaska Native580.52%
Asian200.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander440.39%
Some Other Race150.13%
Two or More Races440.39%
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Clay County, North Carolina Population by Race

Clay County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2022

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Clay County, North Carolina Median Age

53.6


Total

53.2


Male

53.9


Female

Clay County, North Carolina Adults

There are 9,284 adults, (3,462 of whom are seniors) in Clay County, North Carolina.

Clay County, North Carolina Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

59.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

5,992

53.74%

Male

5,158

46.26%

Clay County, North Carolina Population by Age

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

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Clay County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.7%12.3%
All72.9%27.1%
Female66.5%33.5%
Non Family61.9%38.1%
Male14.9%85.1%

72.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clay County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,3002.0972.9
Married2,6162.7687.7
Male2213.1414.9
Female3342.5166.5
Non Family2,1291.1161.9

2.7

Average Family Size

2.09

Average Household Size

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Clay County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2853.28%
9th to 12th Grade7508.64%
High School Graduate2,41027.76%
Some College1,90921.99%
Associates Degree98011.29%
Bachelors Degree1,52417.56%
Graduate Degree8239.48%
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Clay County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clay County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,1477,2842,326
2+ Races21213
Black1268418
Native American5858
Asian1919
Islander4444
Hispanic266136
Other Race6

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 28.55%.

Clay County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,173$35,437$32,511
Less Than 9th Grade$25,464$25,107$
High School Graduate$30,918$33,605$20,987
Some College$37,721$40,100$32,891
Bachelors Degree$43,452$41,901$60,236
Graduate Degree$73,264$81,250$

$34,173

Average Earnings

$35,437

Average Male

$32,511

Average Female

Clay County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clay County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Clay County, North Carolina Language

96.18% of Clay County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 3.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.28% of the population.

Clay County, North Carolina Language

Clay County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander4444100.00%
Black20411556.37%
Multiple392153.85%
White10,3581,28612.42%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic383379.66%

13.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.20%

Male Poverty Rate

15.54%

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 9.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.30%.

Clay County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.82%
High School19.18%
Some College17.49%
Bachelors or Greater4.39%

Clay County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.07%
Male Unemployed31.75%
Female Employed1.35%
Female Unemployed90.82%

Clay County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clay County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,160$67,029
Families$54,777$80,997
Married Families$60,846-
Non Families$26,685$44,676
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Income by Household Type

Clay County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.2%

Male Marriage Rate

54.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Clay County, North Carolina Marital Status

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968

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War53
First Gulf War87
Vietnam550
Korea38
World War II19

Clay County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 342
35 to 54202
55 to 64151
65 to 74358
75+255

Clay County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White95810.65%
Black107.94%

Clay County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Clay County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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6.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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49%

Labor Force Participation

47.3%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Clay County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Clay County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Clay County, North Carolina 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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30.91%

Born in Clay County, North Carolina

96.16%

Native Born

3.84%

Foreign Born

2.06%

Non Citizen

1.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.16% of Clay County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 30.91% having been born in North Carolina. 2.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Clay County, North Carolina 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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