Clay County, GA

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Population

3,024

1.43% decline

Median Age

44.6


Median Household Income

$23,315

5.4% growth

Poverty Rate

41.4%


Number of Employees

865

4.72% growth

Median Property Value

$59,900

16.1% decline

About

In 2017, Clay County, GA had a population of 3.02k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $23,315. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clay County, GA declined from 3,068 to 3,024, a -1.43% decrease and its median household income grew from $22,120 to $23,315, a 5.4% increase.

The population of Clay County, GA is 64.3% Black or African American Alone, 30.3% White Alone, and 4.73% Hispanic or Latino. 4.12% of the people in Clay County, GA speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Clay County, GA is $59,900, and the homeownership rate is 64.7%. Most people in Clay County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Clay County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Clay County, GA employs 865 people. The largest industries in Clay County, GA are Manufacturing (170 people), Construction (122 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (101 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,568), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($31,250), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($30,417).

Median household income in Clay County, GA is $23,315. Males in Clay County, GA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,261. The income inequality in Clay County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$23,315

2017 value

± $4,341

5.4%

1 Year Growth

± 26.4%

Households in Clay County, GA have a median annual income of $23,315, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $22,120 in 2016, which represents a 5.4% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$46,261

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Clay County, GA made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,486 ± $3,787

  2. White

    $53,819 ± $950

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Clay County, GA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clay County, GA is from Georgia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9603

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clay County, GA was Census Tract 9603 with a value of $20,438, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

41.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clay County, GA (1.23k out of 2.97k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    1,090 ± 191

  2. White

    140 ± 80

  3. Native American

    0 ± 66

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clay County, GA is Black, followed by White and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

865

2017 Value

± 191

4.72%

1 Year growth

± 28.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clay County, GA grew at a rate of 4.72%, from 826 employees to 865 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clay County, GA, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (118 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (98 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (77 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clay County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clay County, GA, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (118 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (98 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (77 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clay County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (12.3 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.74 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.12 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clay County, GA, by median earnings, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations ($65,625), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,568), and Management Occupations ($56,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

865

2017 Value

± 191

4.72%

1 Year growth

± 28.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clay County, GA grew at a rate of 4.72%, from 826 employees to 865 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clay County, GA, are Manufacturing (170 people), Construction (122 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (101 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clay County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Clay County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Clay County, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (170 people), Construction (122 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (101 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clay County, GA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.23 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.83 times), and Construction (2.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clay County, GA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,568), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($31,250), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($30,417).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $38B and Electronics and $30.6B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $628B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

75.2% of the population of Clay County, GA has health coverage, with 15.6% on employee plans, 33.9% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 1.62% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Clay County, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Clay County, GA see 3141 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.26% increase from the previous year (3102 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3141 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Clay County, GA see an average of 3141 patients per year. This represents a 1.26% increase from the previous year (3102 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

24.8%

Uninsured

15.6%

Employer Coverage

33.9%

Medicaid

13.7%

Medicare

10.4%

Non-Group

1.62%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clay County, GA declined by 3.12% from 25.6% to 24.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clay County, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Clay County, GA is home to a population of 3.02k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.298% of Clay County, GA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Clay County, GA is composed of 1.94k Black or African American Alone residents (64.3%), 915 White Alone residents (30.3%), 143 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.73%), 15 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.496%), 7 Two or More Races residents (0.231%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Clay County, GA are Gujarati (62 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (46 speakers), and Korean (8 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clay County, GA was 44.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Clay County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Clay County, GA residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.298%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.64%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.298% of Clay County, GA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clay County, GA was 2.64%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Clay County, GA was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Clay County, GA residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Clay County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clay County, GA was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    1.94k ± 245

  2. White Alone

    915 ± 156

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    143 ± 200

In 2017, there were 2.12 times more Black or African American Alone residents (1.94k people) in Clay County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 915 White Alone and 143 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Clay County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Gujarati

    62 speakers (2.2%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    46 speakers (1.63%)

  3. Korean

    8 speakers (0.284%)

4.12% of Clay County, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Clay County, GA was Gujarati. 2.2% of the overall population of Clay County, GA are native Gujarati speakers. 1.63% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.284% speak Gujarati, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    102 ± 49

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    35 ± 27

  3. Korea

    28 ± 27

Clay County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clay County, GA was $59,900 in 2017, which is 0.275 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $71,400 to $59,900, a 16.1% decrease. The homeownership rate in Clay County, GA is 64.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clay County, GA have an average commute time of 28.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clay County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$23,315

Median Household Income

± $4,341

1.15k

Number of Households

± 180

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.15k households in Clay County, GA grew to $23,315 from the previous year's value of $22,120.

The following chart displays the households in Clay County, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$59,900

2017 Median

± $17,319

$71,400

2016 Median

± $17,429

In 2017, the median property value in Clay County, GA declined from to $59,900 from the previous year's value of $71,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clay County, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clay County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $10k - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Clay County, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clay County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

64.7%

2017 Homeownership

64.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.7% of the housing units in Clay County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Clay County, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Clay County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clay County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

28.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clay County, GA have a longer commute time (28.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.58% of the workforce in Clay County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    66.3%

  2. Carpooled

    29.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.85%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Clay County, GA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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