Clay County, Tennessee Population 2022

Clay County, Tennessee's estimated population is 7,429 with a growth rate of -0.83% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clay County, Tennessee is the 91st largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 Population was 7,844 and has seen a growth of -5.29% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18806,9870.00%
18907,2602733.91%
19008,4211,16115.99%
19109,0095886.98%
19209,1931842.04%
19309,5773844.18%
194010,9041,32713.86%
19508,701-2,203-20.20%
19607,289-1,412-16.23%
19706,624-665-9.12%
19807,6761,05215.88%
19907,238-438-5.71%
20107,8446068.37%
20117,741-103-1.31%
20127,702-39-0.50%
20137,688-14-0.18%
20147,620-68-0.88%
20157,663430.56%
20167,654-9-0.12%
20177,66390.12%
20187,677140.18%
20197,615-62-0.81%
20207,553-62-0.81%
20217,491-62-0.82%
20227,429-62-0.83%
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Clay County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,22794.59%
Black or African American2503.27%
Asian340.45%
Some Other Race951.24%
Two or More Races340.45%
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Clay County, Tennessee Population by Race

Clay County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2022

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Clay County, Tennessee Median Age

47


Total

46.3


Male

49.3


Female

Clay County, Tennessee Adults

There are 6,064 adults, (1,834 of whom are seniors) in Clay County, Tennessee.

Clay County, Tennessee Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

3,937

51.53%

Male

3,703

48.47%

Clay County, Tennessee Population by Age

Clay County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Clay County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male88.5%11.5%
Married87.5%12.5%
All77.9%22.1%
Non Family68.3%31.7%
Female48.7%51.3%

77.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clay County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,1762.3777.9
Married1,6292.9587.5
Male1743.4388.5
Female2263.2548.7
Non Family1,1471.2268.3

2.98

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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Clay County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade60410.87%
9th to 12th Grade4668.39%
High School Graduate2,66247.90%
Some College78314.09%
Associates Degree3205.76%
Bachelors Degree4888.78%
Graduate Degree2344.21%
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Clay County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clay County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian343434
White5,3674,329684
Black72594
2+ Races3434
Hispanic6849
Other Race4122

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

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

Clay County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,733$34,745$22,567
Less Than 9th Grade$23,692$31,042$13,864
High School Graduate$25,774$34,128$17,672
Some College$30,149$31,220$28,657
Bachelors Degree$32,056$80,125$29,659
Graduate Degree$44,720$$43,621

$29,733

Average Earnings

$34,745

Average Male

$22,567

Average Female

Clay County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clay County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Clay County, Tennessee Language

96.68% of Clay County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 3.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.69% of the population.

Clay County, Tennessee Language

Clay County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black23316369.96%
White7,1391,78424.99%
Other3NaN%
Multiple34514.71%
Hispanic12232.46%

25.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.57%

Male Poverty Rate

24.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Tennessee is Black, with 69.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay County, Tennessee is Hispanic, with 2.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.43%.

Clay County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.94%
High School25.55%
Some College20.49%
Bachelors or Greater5.29%

Clay County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed13.32%
Male Unemployed23.68%
Female Employed8.15%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Clay County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clay County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$32,064$48,517
Families$46,772$61,473
Married Families$54,728-
Non Families$15,855$24,940
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Income by Household Type

Clay County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.7%

Male Marriage Rate

54.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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Clay County, Tennessee 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, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Clay County, Tennessee Marital Status

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517

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War120
First Gulf War44
Vietnam176
Korea26
World War II

Clay County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3471
35 to 5444
55 to 6487
65 to 74145
75+170

Clay County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Clay County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Clay County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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13.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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46.1%

Labor Force Participation

43.6%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Clay County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Clay County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Clay County, Tennessee 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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60.89%

Born in Clay County, Tennessee

97.81%

Native Born

2.19%

Foreign Born

1.16%

Non Citizen

1.02%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.81% of Clay County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 60.89% having been born in Tennessee. 1.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Clay County, Tennessee 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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