Clay County, KY

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Population

20,866

1.39% decline

Median Age

39.2


Median Household Income

$24,596

10.9% growth

Poverty Rate

39.5%


Number of Employees

5,762

0.313% growth

Median Property Value

$55,600

2.02% growth

About

In 2017, Clay County, KY had a population of 20.9k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $24,596. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clay County, KY declined from 21,160 to 20,866, a -1.39% decrease and its median household income grew from $22,174 to $24,596, a 10.9% increase.

The population of Clay County, KY is 92.6% White Alone, 3.33% Black or African American Alone, and 2.54% Hispanic or Latino. 2.13% of the people in Clay County, KY speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Clay County, KY is $55,600, and the homeownership rate is 71.3%. Most people in Clay County, KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Clay County, KY is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Clay County, KY employs 5.76k people. The largest industries in Clay County, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (883 people), Educational Services (836 people), and Retail Trade (806 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($50,436), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,167), and Utilities ($46,181).

Median household income in Clay County, KY is $24,596. Males in Clay County, KY have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,451. The income inequality in Clay County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$24,596

2017 value

± $2,434

10.9%

1 Year Growth

± 13.7%

Households in Clay County, KY have a median annual income of $24,596, 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 $22,174 in 2016, which represents a 10.9% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,557

Average Male Salary

± $1,518

$41,451

Average Female Salary

± $1,092

In 2017, full-time male employees in Clay County, KY 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

    $55,164 ± $10,370

  2. White

    $43,856 ± $923

  3. American Indian

    $34,557 ± $13,648

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Clay County, KY workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 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, KY is from Kentucky.

0.457

2017 Wage GINI

0.455

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.329% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Kentucky 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 9502

  2. Census Tract 9503

  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clay County, KY was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $28,071, followed by Census Tract 9503 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $25,236 and $21,205.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Clay County, KY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

39.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clay County, KY (7.61k out of 19.3k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Males 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. White

    7,475 ± 475

  2. Hispanic

    161 ± 146

  3. Two Or More

    53 ± 96

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clay County, KY is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

5.76k

2017 Value

± 479

0.313%

1 Year growth

± 11.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clay County, KY grew at a rate of 0.313%, from 5.74k employees to 5.76k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clay County, KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (999 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (546 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (481 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clay County, KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clay County, KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (999 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (546 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (481 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clay County, KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.06 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.84 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clay County, KY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($98,571), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($63,594), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.76k

2017 Value

± 479

0.313%

1 Year growth

± 11.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clay County, KY grew at a rate of 0.313%, from 5.74k employees to 5.76k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clay County, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (883 people), Educational Services (836 people), and Retail Trade (806 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clay County, KY, though some of these residents may live in Clay County, KY 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, KY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (883 people), Educational Services (836 people), and Retail Trade (806 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clay County, KY has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.08 times higher than expected), Information (1.77 times), and Educational Services (1.57 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clay County, KY, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($50,436), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,167), and Utilities ($46,181).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $71.4B

  2. $17.1B

  3. $17.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $71.4B, followed by Base metals with $17.1B and Gasoline and $17.1B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$282B

2015 Value

$398B

Projected 2045 Value

41.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kentucky trade was $282B. This is expected to increase 41.4% to $398B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kentucky 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 Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $22.9B

  2. $19.1B

  3. $16.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $22.9B, followed by Indiana with $19.1B and Tennessee and $16.7B.

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

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Health

89.9% of the population of Clay County, KY has health coverage, with 24.4% on employee plans, 43.4% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 9.21% on non-group plans, and 1.35% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Clay County, KY was $8,004 in 2014. This is a 6.11% increase from the previous year ($7,543).

Primary care physicians in Clay County, KY see 2627 patients per year on average, which represents a 25.5% decrease from the previous year (3524 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6922 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5192 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Harlan County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18%). Additionally, Leslie County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2627 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Clay County, KY see an average of 2627 patients per year. This represents a 25.5% decrease from the previous year (3524 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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$8,004

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,551

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,016

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,368

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kentucky (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.11%, from $7,543 to $8,004.

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

10.1%

Uninsured

24.4%

Employer Coverage

43.4%

Medicaid

11.6%

Medicare

9.21%

Non-Group

1.35%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clay County, KY declined by 1.14% from 10.2% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clay County, KY 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% prevalence

  2. 17.9% prevalence

  3. 17.8% prevalence

Harlan County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kentucky, at 18%.

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

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Diversity

Clay County, KY is home to a population of 20.9k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.906% of Clay County, KY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Clay County, KY is composed of 19.3k White Alone residents (92.6%), 695 Black or African American Alone residents (3.33%), 530 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.54%), 227 Two or More Races residents (1.09%), 57 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.273%), 18 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0863%), 10 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0479%), and 0 Asian Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Clay County, KY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (360 speakers), African Languages (25 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (20 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clay County, KY was 39.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Clay County, KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Clay County, KY residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.906%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.906% of Clay County, KY 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, KY was 1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    32,622 ± 4,418 people

  2. India

    10,932 ± 2,564 people

  3. Cuba

    8,780 ± 2,298 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Clay County, KY was Mexico, the natal country of 32,622 Clay County, KY residents, followed by India with 10,932 and Cuba with 8,780.

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Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Clay County, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clay County, KY was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    19.3k ± 14

  2. Black or African American Alone

    695 ± 138

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    530 ± 190

In 2017, there were 27.8 times more White Alone residents (19.3k people) in Clay County, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 695 Black or African American Alone and 530 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, KY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    360 speakers (1.81%)

  2. African Languages

    25 speakers (0.126%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    20 speakers (0.1%)

2.13% of Clay County, KY 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, KY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.81% of the overall population of Clay County, KY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.126% speak African Languages and 0.1% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    303 ± 114

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    181 ± 85

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    122 ± 69

Clay County, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clay County, KY was $55,600 in 2017, which is 0.256 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $54,500 to $55,600, a 2.02% increase. The homeownership rate in Clay County, KY is 71.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clay County, KY have an average commute time of 28.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clay County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$24,596

Median Household Income

± $2,434

7.72k

Number of Households

± 533

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.72k households in Clay County, KY grew to $24,596 from the previous year's value of $22,174.

The following chart displays the households in Clay County, KY 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

$55,600

2017 Median

± $4,445

$54,500

2016 Median

± $4,949

In 2017, the median property value in Clay County, KY grew to to $55,600 from the previous year's value of $54,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clay County, KY 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, KY 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, KY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clay County, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.3%

2017 Homeownership

72.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.3% of the housing units in Clay County, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Clay County, KY 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, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clay County, KY have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

28.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clay County, KY have a longer commute time (28.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.66% of the workforce in Clay County, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.9%

  2. Carpooled

    16%

  3. Walked

    2.57%

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

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