Clay County, MO

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Population

236,068

1.26% growth

Median Age

36.8


Median Household Income

$65,675

3.1% growth

Poverty Rate

8.89%


Number of Employees

123,139

1.98% growth

Median Property Value

$160,900

2.75% growth

About

In 2017, Clay County, MO had a population of 236k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $65,675. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clay County, MO grew from 233,135 to 236,068, a 1.26% increase and its median household income grew from $63,702 to $65,675, a 3.1% increase.

The population of Clay County, MO is 82.1% White Alone, 6.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.6% Black or African American Alone. 6.86% of the people in Clay County, MO speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clay County, MO are William Jewell College (426 degrees awarded in 2016), Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (222 degrees), and Vatterott College-Kansas City (161 degrees).

The median property value in Clay County, MO is $160,900, and the homeownership rate is 69.1%. Most people in Clay County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Clay County, MO is 2 cars per household.

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

Economy

The economy of Clay County, MO employs 123k people. The largest industries in Clay County, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,131 people), Retail Trade (14,307 people), and Manufacturing (13,520 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($74,231), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,484), and Utilities ($65,116).

Median household income in Clay County, MO is $65,675. Males in Clay County, MO have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,527. The income inequality in Clay County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,675

2017 value

± $1,019

3.1%

1 Year Growth

± 2.15%

Households in Clay County, MO have a median annual income of $65,675, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,702 in 2016, which represents a 3.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,788

Average Male Salary

± $1,357

$43,527

Average Female Salary

± $948

In 2017, full-time male employees in Clay County, MO made 1.37 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

    $57,564 ± $7,422

  2. White

    $46,113 ± $833

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,513 ± $18,949

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Clay County, MO workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 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, MO is from Missouri.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0515% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Missouri 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 213.09

  2. Census Tract 213.10

  3. Census Tract 213.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clay County, MO was Census Tract 213.09 with a value of $128,710, followed by Census Tract 213.10 and Census Tract 213.03, with respective values of $103,318 and $102,892.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.89% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clay County, MO (20.7k out of 233k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    14,389 ± 884

  2. Black

    3,380 ± 468

  3. Hispanic

    2,402 ± 384

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

123k

2017 Value

± 2,457

1.98%

1 Year growth

± 2.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clay County, MO grew at a rate of 1.98%, from 121k employees to 123k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clay County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,409 people), Sales & Related Occupations (12,907 people), and Management Occupations (11,930 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clay County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clay County, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,409 people), Sales & Related Occupations (12,907 people), and Management Occupations (11,930 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clay County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.27 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.23 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.22 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clay County, MO, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,733), Management Occupations ($70,885), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($69,921).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

123k

2017 Value

± 2,457

1.98%

1 Year growth

± 2.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clay County, MO grew at a rate of 1.98%, from 121k employees to 123k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clay County, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,131 people), Retail Trade (14,307 people), and Manufacturing (13,520 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Clay County, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,131 people), Retail Trade (14,307 people), and Manufacturing (13,520 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clay County, MO has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.43 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.41 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clay County, MO, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($74,231), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,484), and Utilities ($65,116).

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Domestic Trade

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. $27.7B

  2. $24B

  3. $22.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $27.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $24B and Mixed freight and $22.8B.

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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$272B

2015 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

59.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Missouri trade was $272B. This is expected to increase 59.4% to $433B by 2045.

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. $31.1B

  2. $13.5B

  3. $9.57B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.1B, followed by Kansas with $13.5B and Texas and $9.57B.

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

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Health

91.7% of the population of Clay County, MO has health coverage, with 60.2% on employee plans, 8.05% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Clay County, MO 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 1482 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.14% increase from the previous year (1451 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1696 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 992 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.2%). Additionally, DeKalb County and Marion County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,482 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Clay County, MO see an average of 1,482 patients per year. This represents a 2.14% increase from the previous year (1,451 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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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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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$8,107

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,354

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,457

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Missouri (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.14%, from $7,860 to $8,107.

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

8.3%

Uninsured

60.2%

Employer Coverage

8.05%

Medicaid

10.3%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

1.39%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clay County, MO declined by 9.05% from 9.12% to 8.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clay County, MO 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. 15.2% prevalence

  2. 14.9% prevalence

  3. 14.8% prevalence

Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 15.2%.

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Diversity

Clay County, MO is home to a population of 236k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.59% of Clay County, MO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Clay County, MO is composed of 194k White Alone residents (82.1%), 15.6k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.6%), 13.2k Black or African American Alone residents (5.6%), 6.94k Two or More Races residents (2.94%), 5.26k Asian Alone residents (2.23%), 741 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.314%), 463 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.196%), and 107 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0453%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Clay County, MO are Spanish or Spanish Creole (6,501 speakers), Vietnamese (1,503 speakers), and African Languages (1,392 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clay County, MO was 36.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Clay County, MO are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Clay County, MO residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.59%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.59% of Clay County, MO 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, MO was 4.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,972 ± 5,012 people

  2. India

    19,111 ± 3,389 people

  3. China

    16,010 ± 3,102 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Clay County, MO was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Clay County, MO residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

98.1%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.1% of Clay County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clay County, MO was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    194k ± 85

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    15.6k ± 1.15k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    13.2k ± 668

In 2017, there were 12.4 times more White Alone residents (194k people) in Clay County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.6k Hispanic or Latino and 13.2k Black or African American Alone 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, MO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    6,501 speakers (3.02%)

  2. Vietnamese

    1,503 speakers (0.699%)

  3. African Languages

    1,392 speakers (0.648%)

6.86% of Clay County, MO 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, MO was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.02% of the overall population of Clay County, MO are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.699% speak Vietnamese and 0.648% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,897 ± 420

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,783 ± 435

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,782 ± 335

Clay County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Clay County, MO awarded 843 degrees. The student population of Clay County, MO is skewed towards men, with 2,232 male students and 1,087 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clay County, MO are White (649 and 78.9%), followed by Black or African American (70 and 8.51%), Hispanic or Latino (32 and 3.89%), and Unknown (28 and 3.4%).

The largest universities in Clay County, MO by number of degrees awarded are William Jewell College (426 and 50.5%), Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (222 and 26.3%), and Vatterott College-Kansas City (161 and 19.1%).

The most popular majors in Clay County, MO are Registered Nursing (106 and 12.6%), Theological Studies (105 and 12.5%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (57 and 6.76%).

The median tuition costs in Clay County, MO are $19,634 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 57 degrees awarded

  2. 43 degrees awarded

  3. 106 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Clay County, MO was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 57 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 426 degrees awarded

  2. 222 degrees awarded

  3. 161 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$19,634

Median Private

In 2016, the Clay County, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was William Jewell College with 426 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

442

Degrees Awarded to Men

401

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 442 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clay County, MO, which is 1.1 times more than the 401 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    649 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    70 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    32 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Clay County, MO were to White students. These 649 degrees mean that there were 9.27 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 70 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clay County, MO was $160,900 in 2017, which is 0.739 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $156,600 to $160,900, a 2.75% increase. The homeownership rate in Clay County, MO is 69.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clay County, MO have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clay County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$65,675

Median Household Income

± $1,019

89.7k

Number of Households

± 1,938

In 2017, the median household income of the 89.7k households in Clay County, MO grew to $65,675 from the previous year's value of $63,702.

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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Housing

Property Value

$160,900

2017 Median

± $2,067

$156,600

2016 Median

± $2,123

In 2017, the median property value in Clay County, MO grew to to $160,900 from the previous year's value of $156,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clay County, MO 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, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Clay County, MO 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 $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

69.1%

2017 Homeownership

69.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.1% of the housing units in Clay County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Clay County, MO 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, 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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clay County, MO have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.958% of the workforce in Clay County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84%

  2. Carpooled

    8.13%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.1%

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

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