Clay County, Nebraska Population 2021

Clay County, Nebraska's estimated population is 6,205 with a growth rate of 0.02% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clay County, Nebraska is the 48th largest county in Nebraska. The 2010 Population was 6,536 and has seen a growth of -5.06% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20216,20510.02%
20206,20410.02%
20196,20310.02%
20186,202160.26%
20176,186510.83%
20166,135-156-2.48%
20156,291-23-0.36%
20146,314-44-0.69%
20136,358-26-0.41%
20126,384-69-1.07%
20116,453-83-1.27%
20106,536-587-8.24%
19907,123-983-12.13%
19808,106-160-1.94%
19708,266-451-5.17%
19608,717170.20%
19508,700-1,745-16.71%
194010,445-3,126-23.03%
193013,571-915-6.32%
192014,486-1,243-7.90%
191015,729-6-0.04%
190015,735-575-3.53%
189016,3105,01644.41%
188011,29411,24020814.81%
1870540.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.02%
County Website
Founded
1871
County Seat
2010 Population
6,536
Growth Since 2010
-5.06%
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Clay County, Nebraska Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,99596.65%
Two or More Races1071.72%
Some Other Race631.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native200.32%
Black or African American130.21%
Asian50.08%
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Clay County, Nebraska Population by Race

Clay County, Nebraska Population Pyramid $2021

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Clay County, Nebraska Median Age

42.5


Total

42.4


Male

42.5


Female

Clay County, Nebraska Adults

There are 4,668 adults, (1,236 of whom are seniors) in Clay County, Nebraska.

Clay County, Nebraska Age Dependency

80.7

Age Dependency Ratio

36

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, Nebraska Sex Ratio

Female

3,044

49.07%

Male

3,159

50.93%

Clay County, Nebraska Population by Age

Clay County, Nebraska Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Clay County, Nebraska Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.5%8.5%
All79.8%20.2%
Male74.8%25.2%
Non Family65.5%34.5%
Female55.5%44.5%

79.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clay County, Nebraska Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5392.4179.8
Married1,4183.0291.5
Non Family8631.1765.5
Female1553.455.5
Male1032.8474.8

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Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Clay County, Nebraska Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1714.06%
9th to 12th Grade1874.44%
High School Graduate1,45134.42%
Some College98123.27%
Associates Degree58513.88%
Bachelors Degree58413.86%
Graduate Degree2566.07%
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Clay County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clay County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,9083,679812
Hispanic2451434
Other Race4026
2+ Races322312
Native American14
Black121212
Asian5

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

Clay County, Nebraska Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,540$42,422$26,057
Less Than 9th Grade$33,672$34,821$16,932
High School Graduate$30,020$38,085$19,007
Some College$33,722$42,660$26,458
Bachelors Degree$42,656$59,219$30,650
Graduate Degree$50,536$49,250$52,917

$34,540

Average Earnings

$42,422

Average Male

$26,057

Average Female

Clay County, Nebraska Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clay County, Nebraska Language by Age

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Clay County, Nebraska Language

92.26% of Clay County, Nebraska residents speak only English, while 7.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.67% of the population.

Clay County, Nebraska Language

Clay County, Nebraska Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,4314738.71%
Hispanic54815227.74%
Multiple1002929.00%
Other6258.06%

10.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.84%

Male Poverty Rate

12.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay County, Nebraska

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Nebraska is Multiple, with 29.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Nebraska is Other, with 8.06% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.28%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.96%.

Clay County, Nebraska Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.22%
High School12.25%
Some College8.32%
Bachelors or Greater2.31%

Clay County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed24.39%
Male Unemployed10.14%
Female Employed7.82%
Male Employed3.77%

Clay County, Nebraska Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clay County, Nebraska Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,173$66,606
Families$71,803$79,924
Married Families$76,955-
Non Families$30,114$39,360
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Income by Household Type

Clay County, Nebraska Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

59.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.8%

Male Marriage Rate

60.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay County, Nebraska Married by Age and Sex

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Clay County, Nebraska Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Clay County, Nebraska Marital Status by Race

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Clay County, Nebraska Marital Status

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395

Number of Veterans

381

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam188
Second Gulf War47
First Gulf War44
Korea35
World War II22

Clay County, Nebraska Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74152
75+109
55 to 6456
35 to 5452
18 to 3426

Clay County, Nebraska Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3918.57%
Hispanic41.29%
Other Race410.00%

Clay County, Nebraska Veterans by Race

Clay County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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10.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, Nebraska Veterans by Education

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64.4%

Labor Force Participation

62.1%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Clay County, Nebraska Employment by Age

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Clay County, Nebraska Employment by Race

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Clay County, Nebraska 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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75.12%

Born in Clay County, Nebraska

95.97%

Native Born

4.03%

Foreign Born

2.29%

Non Citizen

1.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.97% of Clay County, Nebraska residents were born in the United States, with 75.12% having been born in Nebraska. 2.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Clay County, Nebraska 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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