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Clay County, MS&

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Population
20,147
0.65% decline
Median Age
38.6
Median Household Income
$33,142
4.65% growth
Poverty Rate
26%
Number of Employees
7,630
1.41% growth
Median Property Value
$81,600
0.87% growth

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Economy

The economy of Clay County, MS employs 7,630 people. The economy of Clay County, MS is specialized in Utilities; Manufacturing; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 2.21; 2.15; and 1.85 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Clay County, MS are Manufacturing (1,699), Retail trade (1,027), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (957), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($45,815), Finance & Insurance ($44,625), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($34,219).

Median household income in Clay County, MS is $33,142. Males in Clay County, MS have an average income that is 1.47 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,627. The income inequality of Clay County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Clay County, MS. In Clay County, MS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 49 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,690. Coahoma County, MS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Mississippi.

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Diversity

Clay County, MS is home to a population of 20,147 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Clay County, MS is composed of 11,721 Black residents (58.2%), 7,923 White residents (39.3%), 257 Hispanic residents (1.28%), 135 Asian residents (0.67%), and 60 Native residents (0.3%). The most common foreign languages in Clay County, MS are Spanish (204 speakers), Chinese (64 speakers), and German (9 speakers), but compared to other places, Clay County, MS has a relative high number of Chinese (64 speakers), Other West Germanic (5 speakers), and German (9 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS awarded 5,083 degrees. The student population of Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS is skewed towards females, with 2,276 male students and 2,807 female students. Most students in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS are White (3,744 and 73.7%), followed by Black or African American (904 and 17.8%), Hispanic or Latino (83 and 1.63%), and Asian (63 and 1.24%). The largest universities in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS by number of graduates are Mississippi State University (4,222 and 83.1%), Mississippi University for Women (861 and 16.9%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS are Registered Nursing (380 and 7.48%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (275 and 5.41%), and General Business Administration & Management (265 and 5.21%). The median tuition costs in Starkville, Columbus & West Point Cities PUMA, MS are N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,780 and $20,900 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clay County, MS is $81,600, which is 0.4 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $80,900 to $81,600, a 0.87% increase. The homeownership rate of Clay County, MS is 68.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Clay County, MS have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clay County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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