Clay County, TX

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Population

10,369

0.0193% growth

Median Age

46


Median Household Income

$46,863

3.36% growth

Poverty Rate

15%


Number of Employees

4,373

3.34% decline

Median Property Value

$87,200

5.95% growth

About

In 2017, Clay County, TX had a population of 10.4k people with a median age of 46 and a median household income of $46,863. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clay County, TX grew from 10,367 to 10,369, a 0.0193% increase and its median household income grew from $45,341 to $46,863, a 3.36% increase.

The population of Clay County, TX is 90.4% White Alone, 5.66% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.94% Two or More Races. 4.79% of the people in Clay County, TX speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Clay County, TX is $87,200, and the homeownership rate is 85.4%. Most people in Clay County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Clay County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Clay County, TX employs 4.37k people. The largest industries in Clay County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (696 people), Retail Trade (505 people), and Manufacturing (421 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,938), Wholesale Trade ($55,313), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,167).

Median household income in Clay County, TX is $46,863. Males in Clay County, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Clay County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,863

2017 value

± $4,871

3.36%

1 Year Growth

± 15.6%

Households in Clay County, TX have a median annual income of $46,863, 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 $45,341 in 2016, which represents a 3.36% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Clay County, TX made 1.41 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

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Clay County, TX 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, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas 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 303.01

  2. Census Tract 303.02

  3. Census Tract 302

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clay County, TX was Census Tract 303.01 with a value of $48,889, followed by Census Tract 303.02 and Census Tract 302, with respective values of $48,194 and $47,634.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clay County, TX (1.54k out of 10.3k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 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

    1,293 ± 193

  2. Hispanic

    254 ± 98

  3. Other

    91 ± 106

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

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

4.37k

2017 Value

± 308

-3.34%

1 Year decline

± 10.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clay County, TX declined at a rate of -3.34%, from 4.52k employees to 4.37k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clay County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (586 people), Sales & Related Occupations (480 people), and Management Occupations (387 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clay County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clay County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (586 people), Sales & Related Occupations (480 people), and Management Occupations (387 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clay County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.49 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.7 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clay County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($79,531), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($74,063), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($67,955).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.37k

2017 Value

± 308

-3.34%

1 Year decline

± 10.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clay County, TX declined at a rate of -3.34%, from 4.52k employees to 4.37k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clay County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (696 people), Retail Trade (505 people), and Manufacturing (421 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clay County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Clay County, TX 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, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (696 people), Retail Trade (505 people), and Manufacturing (421 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clay County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.43 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.72 times), and Utilities (1.82 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clay County, TX, by median earnings, are Utilities ($70,938), Wholesale Trade ($55,313), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,167).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline with $216B and Mixed freight and $159B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

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

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Health

84.2% of the population of Clay County, TX has health coverage, with 38.2% on employee plans, 13.9% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 15.7% on non-group plans, and 1.57% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Clay County, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Clay County, TX see 3453 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.116% decrease from the previous year (3457 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, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3453 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Clay County, TX see an average of 3453 patients per year. This represents a 0.116% decrease from the previous year (3457 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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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

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

15.8%

Uninsured

38.2%

Employer Coverage

13.9%

Medicaid

14.9%

Medicare

15.7%

Non-Group

1.57%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clay County, TX declined by 1.92% from 16.1% to 15.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clay County, TX 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. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

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

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Diversity

Clay County, TX is home to a population of 10.4k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.11% of Clay County, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Clay County, TX is composed of 9.37k White Alone residents (90.4%), 587 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.66%), 201 Two or More Races residents (1.94%), 126 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.22%), 56 Black or African American Alone residents (0.54%), 29 Asian Alone residents (0.28%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Clay County, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (421 speakers), Japanese (29 speakers), and Vietnamese (13 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clay County, TX was 46. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Clay County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Clay County, TX residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.11%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.16%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.11% of Clay County, TX 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, TX was 2.16%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Clay County, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Clay County, TX residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Clay County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clay County, TX was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    9.37k ± 17

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    587 ± 145

  3. Two or More Races

    201 ± 49.8

In 2017, there were 16 times more White Alone residents (9.37k people) in Clay County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 587 Hispanic or Latino and 201 Two or More Races 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, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    421 speakers (4.23%)

  2. Japanese

    29 speakers (0.291%)

  3. Vietnamese

    13 speakers (0.13%)

4.79% of Clay County, TX 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, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.23% of the overall population of Clay County, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.291% speak Japanese and 0.13% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    399 ± 78

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    102 ± 55

  3. Korea

    89 ± 42

Clay County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clay County, TX was $87,200 in 2017, which is 0.401 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $82,300 to $87,200, a 5.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Clay County, TX is 85.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clay County, TX have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clay County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,863

Median Household Income

± $4,871

4.08k

Number of Households

± 293

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.08k households in Clay County, TX grew to $46,863 from the previous year's value of $45,341.

The following chart displays the households in Clay County, TX 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

$87,200

2017 Median

± $4,982

$82,300

2016 Median

± $4,655

In 2017, the median property value in Clay County, TX grew to to $87,200 from the previous year's value of $82,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clay County, TX 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, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

85.4%

2017 Homeownership

84.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 85.4% of the housing units in Clay County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 84.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Clay County, TX 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, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clay County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clay County, TX have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.55% of the workforce in Clay County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.5%

  2. Carpooled

    7.46%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.49%

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

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