Clay County, West Virginia Population 2021

Clay County, West Virginia's estimated population is 8,246 with a growth rate of -1.56% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Clay County, West Virginia is the 47th largest county in West Virginia. The 2010 Population was 9,373 and has seen a growth of -12.02% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20218,246-131-1.56%
20208,377-131-1.54%
20198,508-131-1.52%
20188,639-54-0.62%
20178,693-136-1.54%
20168,829-46-0.52%
20158,875-6-0.07%
20148,881-258-2.82%
20139,139-69-0.75%
20129,208-126-1.35%
20119,334-39-0.42%
20109,373-610-6.11%
19909,983-1,282-11.38%
198011,2651,93520.74%
19709,330-2,612-21.87%
196011,942-3,019-20.18%
195014,961-245-1.61%
194015,2062,08115.86%
193013,1251,63914.27%
192011,4861,25312.24%
191010,2331,98524.07%
19008,2483,58977.03%
18904,6591,19934.65%
18803,4601,26457.56%
18702,19640922.89%
18601,7870.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-1.56%
County Website
Founded
March 29, 1858
County Seat
2010 Population
9,373
Growth Since 2010
-12.02%
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Clay County, West Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,65899.41%
Two or More Races300.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native110.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.10%
Black or African American10.01%
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Clay County, West Virginia Population by Race

Clay County, West Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Clay County, West Virginia Median Age

44.1


Total

42.8


Male

44.4


Female

Clay County, West Virginia Adults

There are 6,747 adults, (1,748 of whom are seniors) in Clay County, West Virginia.

Clay County, West Virginia Age Dependency

74.2

Age Dependency Ratio

35

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay County, West Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

4,371

50.19%

Male

4,338

49.81%

Clay County, West Virginia Population by Age

Clay County, West Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Clay County, West Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.1%8.9%
All81.4%18.6%
Non Family72.8%27.2%
Female71.8%28.2%
Male61.6%38.4%

81.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clay County, West Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,2742.6481.4
Married1,6773.191.1
Non Family9861.3272.8
Female4263.5971.8
Male1853.2761.6

3.1

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

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Clay County, West Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade69011.36%
9th to 12th Grade69211.39%
High School Graduate3,14851.82%
Some College68311.24%
Associates Degree3024.97%
Bachelors Degree2954.86%
Graduate Degree2654.36%
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Clay County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clay County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,0204,638540
2+ Races303012
Hispanic15158
Islander99
Black11

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 hispanic people with a rate of 53.33%.

Clay County, West Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$24,489$37,679$20,565
Less Than 9th Grade$16,055$$13,963
High School Graduate$25,797$37,889$14,453
Some College$23,636$$22,909
Bachelors Degree$26,528$$30,132
Graduate Degree$42,667$$43,667

$24,489

Average Earnings

$37,679

Average Male

$20,565

Average Female

Clay County, West Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clay County, West Virginia Language by Age

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Clay County, West Virginia Language

99.15% of Clay County, West Virginia residents speak only English, while 0.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.33% of the population.

Clay County, West Virginia Language

Clay County, West Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,5022,35227.66%
Black11100.00%

27.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.54%

Male Poverty Rate

30.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay County, West Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay County, West Virginia is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay County, West Virginia is White, with 27.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.32%.

Clay County, West Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade49.08%
High School19.92%
Some College15.90%
Bachelors or Greater3.60%

Clay County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed36.29%
Female Unemployed31.25%
Female Employed12.21%
Male Employed11.84%

Clay County, West Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clay County, West Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,024$45,212
Families$45,515$55,231
Married Families$48,457-
Non Families$15,275$19,837
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Income by Household Type

Clay County, West Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

48.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay County, West Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Clay County, West Virginia 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, West Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Clay County, West Virginia Marital Status

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521

Number of Veterans

502

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam311
Korea73
First Gulf War44
Second Gulf War42
World War II3

Clay County, West Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74168
75+126
55 to 64126
35 to 5474
18 to 3427

Clay County, West Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5147.66%
2+ Races723.33%

Clay County, West Virginia Veterans by Race

Clay County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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16.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay County, West Virginia Veterans by Education

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39.9%

Labor Force Participation

36.8%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Clay County, West Virginia Employment by Age

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Clay County, West Virginia Employment by Race

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Clay County, West Virginia 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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83.17%

Born in Clay County, West Virginia

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Clay County, West Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 83.17% having been born in West Virginia. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Clay County, West Virginia 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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