Clay County, MO

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2020 Population
246,480
1.63% 1-year growth
US Senator
Roy Blunt
Republican Party
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37.2
0.27% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
8.17%
0.035% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$72,047
2.18% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$185,700
6.17% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
130,114
1.54% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Clay County, MO had a population of 246k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $72,047. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Clay County, MO grew from 242,516 to 246,480, a 1.63% increase and its median household income grew from $70,510 to $72,047, a 2.18% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clay County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.98%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.82%), White (Hispanic) (3.73%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.22%).

None of the households in Clay County, MO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98% of the residents in Clay County, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clay County, MO are Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (481 degrees awarded in 2020) and William Jewell College (298 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Clay County, MO was $185,700, and the homeownership rate was 68.4%.

Most people in Clay County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Clay County, MO was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: North of 435 in Clay county, just west of N Prospect and NE 132nd Street.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Clay County, MO is home to a population of 246k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2020, 5.29% of Clay County, MO residents were born outside of the country (13k people).

In 2020, there were 13.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (198k people) in Clay County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.42k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2020 Citizenship
98.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98% of Clay County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Clay County, MO was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clay County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    198k ± 295
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14.7k ± 749
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    9.42k ± 1.03k
6.97%
Hispanic Population
17.2k people

In 2020, there were 13.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (198k people) in Clay County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.42k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.97% of the people in Clay County, MO are hispanic (17.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Clay County, MO as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    39,519 ± 4,865 people
  2. India
    21,572 ± 3,600 people
  3. China
    19,039 ± 3,382 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 39,519 Missouri residents, followed by India with 21,572 and China with 19,039.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.29%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
13k people
5.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
12.4k people

As of 2020, 5.29% of Clay County, MO residents (13k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clay County, MO was 5.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,819 ± 465
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,962 ± 428
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,643 ± 341

Clay County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Clay County, MO employs 130k people. The largest industries in Clay County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,942 people), Retail Trade (15,137 people), and Manufacturing (14,541 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,594), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,438), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,165).

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,900. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

130k
2020 Value
± 2,978
1.54%
1 Year growth
± 2.99%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Clay County, MO grew at a rate of 1.54%, from 128k employees to 130k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clay County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,815 people), Management Occupations (13,477 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (13,088 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clay County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

130k
2020 Value
± 2,978
1.54%
1 Year growth
± 2.99%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Clay County, MO grew at a rate of 1.54%, from 128k employees to 130k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clay County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,942 people), Retail Trade (15,137 people), and Manufacturing (14,541 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clay County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Clay County, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,318
Median earning men ± $1,864
$34,957
Median earning women ± $1,262

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($62,317), Public Administration ($62,063), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,956).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($50,203), Information ($45,804), and Manufacturing ($45,203).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Missouri.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,276
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,523
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,189
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $3.06M
    Manufacturing
  2. $1.79M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $777k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $30.9B
  2. $30.9B
  3. $29.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $30.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($30.9B) and Pharmaceuticals ($29.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$312B
2020 Value in Missouri
$614B
Projected 2050 Value in Missouri
97.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Missouri trade was $312B. This is expected to increase 97.1% to $614B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Missouri 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 Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $26.1B
  2. $15.4B
  3. $15.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.1B, followed by Texas with $15.4B and Kansas and $15.2B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Clay County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 51% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.6%).

Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley are the senators currently representing the state of Missouri. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Missouri

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Roy Blunt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley are the senators currently representing Missouri.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Missouri over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Missouri

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Missouri have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Clay County, MO awarded 779 degrees. The student population of Clay County, MO in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 3,164 male students and 1,019 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clay County, MO are White (566 and 74.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (67 and 8.83%), Unknown (41 and 5.4%), and Asian (40 and 5.27%).

The largest universities in Clay County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (481 and 61.7%) and William Jewell College (298 and 38.3%).

The most popular majors in Clay County, MO are Theological Studies (154 and 19.8%), Divinity & Ministry (125 and 16%), and Registered Nursing (79 and 10.1%).

The median tuition cost in Clay County, MO for private four year colleges is $20,835.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Clay County, MO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 44.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 49.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 4,183 (75.6% men and 24.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 4,183 students enrolled in Clay County, MO, 75.6% men and 24.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,627 records, of which 25.4% were women and 74.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 23 degree-majors awarded
  2. 79 degree-majors awarded
  3. 36 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Clay County, MO was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 23 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Clay County, MO according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 481 degrees awarded
  2. 298 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with 481 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 488 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clay County, MO, which is 1.68 times more than the 291 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 566 degrees mean that there were 8.45 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 67 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($20,835) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($900) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,024) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.599% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.508% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.47M), Some college (1.14M), and Bachelors Degree (823k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Clay County, MO was $185,700 in 2020, which is 0.808 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $174,900 to $185,700, a 6.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Clay County, MO is 68.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Clay County, MO have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clay County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Clay County, MO is $72,047. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Clay County, MO was Census Tract 213.09 with a value of $160,515, followed by Census Tract 213.03 and Census Tract 219, with respective values of $145,885 and $110,813.

In 2021, 9.85% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Clay County, MO. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.25%.

Property

$185,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,330
$63,246
Median Property Taxes
±$1,817

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clay County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Clay County, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

68.4%
Homeownership
2020
63.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 68.4% of the housing units in Clay County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 213.09
  2. Census Tract 213.03
  3. Census Tract 219

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clay County, MO was Census Tract 213.09 with a value of $160,515, followed by Census Tract 213.03 and Census Tract 219, with respective values of $145,885 and $110,813.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$72,047
Median Household Income
± $1,822
92.5k
Number of Households
± 2,323

In 2020, the median household income of the 92.5k households in Clay County, MO grew to $72,047 from the previous year's value of $70,510.

The following chart displays the households in Clay County, MO 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clay County, MO is from Missouri.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2020, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.04% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.39%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.54%)

In 2020, 82.5% of workers in Clay County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.39%) and those who worked at home (6.54%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clay County, MO have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.01% of the workforce in Clay County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 9.85% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Clay County, MO. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.25%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clay County, MO (19.9k out of 243k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 12.5% of the children was living in poverty in Clay County, MO. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.1%.

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92.2% of the population of Clay County, MO has health coverage, with 59.5% on employee plans, 8.57% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.28% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Missouri was $8,107 in 2014. This is a 3.14% increase from the previous year ($7,860).

Primary care physicians in Clay County, MO see 1502 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.52% increase from the previous year (1437 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1552 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 774 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Missouri, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,502 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clay County, MO

Primary care physicians in Clay County, MO see an average of 1,502 patients per year. This represents a 4.52% increase from the previous year (1,437 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Clay County, MO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Missouri across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.5% under 18 years, 21.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 14% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.82%
Uninsured
59.5%
Employer Coverage
8.57%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
1.28%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clay County, MO grew by 4% from 7.52% to 7.82%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 45.2 in Clay County, MO.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.3% in Clay County, MO.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.95% in Clay County, MO.

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