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Clay County, Florida (FL)

County population in 2014: 199,798 (85% urban, 15% rural); it was 140,814 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 41,112
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 11,455
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 39,120
Renter-occupied apartments: 16,225 (it was 11,123 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

33%

Land area: 601 sq. mi.

Water area: 42.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 332 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Clay County: 88.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.9%), Educational, health and social services (12.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 20%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Clay County, Florida:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (9.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.7%)
  • Asian alone (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.4%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Florida median age:  40.0 years
Males: 97,866  (49.0%)
Females: 101,932  (51.0%)
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Clay County,FL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Clay County:

2.0 people
Florida:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $57,757 ($48,854 in 1999)

This county:

$57757
Florida:

$46036

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $796 (lower quartile is $678, upper quartile is $999)
This county:

$796
State:

$838


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $145,200 (it was $97,400 in 2000)
Clay:

$145,200
Florida:

$153,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $95,400 - $207,900
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,306
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $353

Institutionalized population: 1,147

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 5
  • Rapes: 57
  • Robberies: 55
  • Assaults: 586
  • Burglaries: 873
  • Thefts: 2449
  • Auto thefts: 311

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 6
  • Rapes: 39
  • Robberies: 46
  • Assaults: 431
  • Burglaries: 701
  • Thefts: 2124
  • Auto thefts: 251
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Health of residents in Clay County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
75.2% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
53.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
98.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
69.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 201 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 159 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1520 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 2001: 1821 buildings, average cost: $106,800
  • 2002: 2131 buildings, average cost: $107,900
  • 2003: 2547 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2004: 2935 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 2005: 3831 buildings, average cost: $193,700
  • 2006: 1336 buildings, average cost: $203,500
  • 2007: 920 buildings, average cost: $108,600
  • 2008: 715 buildings, average cost: $138,200
  • 2009: 459 buildings, average cost: $154,100
  • 2010: 528 buildings, average cost: $159,800
  • 2011: 468 buildings, average cost: $179,600
  • 2012: 669 buildings, average cost: $190,700
  • 2013: 948 buildings, average cost: $188,800
  • 2014: 813 buildings, average cost: $202,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,473 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,269 (0.9%)

Clay County household income distribution in 2009 Clay County home values distribution Clay County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.1%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.8% for Black residents, 9.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.4% for American Indian residents, 12.7% for other race residents, 9.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.1%
Clay County:

9.1%
Florida:

17.0%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.4% for Black residents, 9.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.9% for American Indian residents, 12.5% for other race residents, 10.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 27 years old, Asian residents: 43 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Jacksonville, FL HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Clay County is $643 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $749 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $940 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lakeside, Middleburg-Clay Hill, Fleming Island, Oakleaf Plantation, Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace, Middleburg, Orange Park, Green Cove Springs, Asbury Lake, Keystone Heights.

Clay County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Zip CodeCityCertified Residential DatabaseMandatory Residential DatabaseMandatory Non-Residential Database
Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)Buildings MeasuredAbove 4 pCi/L (%)
32043Green Cove Springs90----
32065Orange Park3101010
32068Middleburg2304040
32073Orange Park6101010
32656Keystone Heights14212020

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Neighboring counties: Iberville Parish, Louisiana , Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana , St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana , Lee County, Texas , Waller County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Florida:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 6,892
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,356 (55% naturalized citizens)

Clay County:

4.5%
Whole state:

16.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,018
  • 1990 to 1994: 797
  • 1985 to 1989: 973
  • 1980 to 1984: 836
  • 1975 to 1979: 678
  • 1970 to 1974: 456
  • 1970 to 1974: 491
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,107

Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 39.6%

Clay County marital status for males Clay County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 36,975
  • One, attached: 1,023
  • Two: 372
  • 3 or 4: 1,782
  • 5 to 9: 1,999
  • 10 to 19: 1,100
  • 20 or more: 1,141
  • Mobile homes: 9,231
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 125

Housing units in Clay County with a mortgage: 24,691 (3,858 second mortgage, 2,063 home equity loan, 61 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,968

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

71.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Clay County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant47,779116
Catholic22,2604
Mainline Protestant7,69316
Other4,62211
Black Protestant4365
None108,075-
Clay County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 29
Clay County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
This county:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 64
Clay County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 97
This county:

5.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Clay County:

9.7%
Florida:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Clay County:

27.0%
State:

23.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.3%
State:

14.0%

Agriculture in Clay County:

Average size of farms: 231 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $108,975
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1305.93
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 9.44%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 89.76%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $67,759
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.70%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 17.25%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $19,017
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.65%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.27
Vegetables: 25 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 20 acres

Earthquake activity:

Clay County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 391.4 miles away from Clay County center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 223.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 270.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 200.3 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 233.7 miles away from Clay County center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 333.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • FloridaSevere Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: May 17, 2009 to May 28, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1840): May 27, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1840, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • FloridaTropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3288): August 21, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3288, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • FloridaTropical Storm Fay, Incident Period: August 18, 2008 to September 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1785): August 24, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1785, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • FloridaSuwannee Fire Complex, Incident Period: May 7, 2007, Fire Management Assistance Declared: May 7, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2689, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • FloridaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3220): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3220, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Jeanne, Incident Period: September 24, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1561): September 26, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1561, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to November 17, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1551): September 16, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1551, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Frances, Incident Period: September 3, 2004 to October 8, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1545): September 4, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1545, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • FloridaHurricane Charley and Tropical Storm Bonnie, Incident Period: August 11, 2004 to August 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1539): August 13, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1539, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm, Hurricane
  • FloridaJacksonville Fire Complex, Incident Period: June 2, 2000, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Clay County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Philippines (23%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Colombia (4%)
  • Haiti (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Clay County (%):

  • United States or American (17%)
  • German (13%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Clay County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 56,961 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 7,455 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 104 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 16 (0%)
  • Taxi: 18 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 128 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 117 (0%)
  • Walked: 664 (1%)
  • Other means: 741 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,549 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Clay County, Florida in 2000:

  • 691 people in nursing homes
  • 494 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 245 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 56 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 53 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 53 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 23 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 4 people in military barracks, etc.

People in group quarters in Clay County, Florida in 2010:

  • 596 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 468 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 95 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 52 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 3 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,702.

9.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,079 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.50%
Florida average:

7.97%


0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,040 average AGI)
Clay County:

0.20%
Florida average:

0.11%

5.83% relocated from other counties in Florida ($22,580 average AGI)
3.47% relocated from other states ($16,459 average AGI)
Clay County:

3.47%
Florida average:

3.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Duval County, FL  3.65% ($35,998 average AGI)
from St. Johns County, FL  0.24% ($43,376)
from Putnam County, FL  0.18% ($35,792)
from Alachua County, FL  0.17% ($34,355)
from Bradford County, FL  0.13% ($30,846)
from Virginia Beach city, VA  0.11% ($37,333)
from Broward County, FL  0.10% ($32,562)


9.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,347 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.69%
Florida average:

7.17%


0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($910 average AGI)
Clay County:

0.20%
Florida average:

0.12%

6.10% relocated to other counties in Florida ($21,737 average AGI)
3.38% relocated to other states ($15,700 average AGI)
Clay County:

3.38%
Florida average:

2.87%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Duval County, FL  3.56% ($31,932 average AGI)
to St. Johns County, FL  0.35% ($50,414)
to Alachua County, FL  0.18% ($33,695)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.18% ($23,032)
to Putnam County, FL  0.15% ($33,178)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.13% ($29,298)
to Orange County, FL  0.13% ($37,022)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.4

Births per 1000 population in Clay County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Clay County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Clay County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Clay County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Clay County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 23,127 (19,279 aged, 3,848 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 8,410 (18%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Clay County, Florida in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1685)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1522)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1127)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (995)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (695)
  • Unspecified dementia (645)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (601)
  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (413)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (401)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (379)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.61
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8084.240
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 139.910
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 33843.69

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1305.120
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 762.730
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.84

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41.47
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 70.14

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.44

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 41.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 25.5
  • Other - 16.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 149.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 82.7
  • Poisoning - 30.0
  • Suffocation - 26.4
  • Other - 10.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 189,614
  • In family households: 168,720 (37,820 male householders, 14,599 female householders)
    40,051 spouses, 59,690 children (53,897 natural, 1,547 adopted, 4,246 stepchildren), 4,839 grandchildren, 1,389 brothers or sisters, 1,835 parents, 2,235 other relatives, 4,727 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 20,894 (7,859 male householders (5,810 living alone)), 8,514 female householders (7,138 living alone)), 4,521 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,251 (1,147 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 20,487 2-persons, 12,730 3-persons, 11,078 4-persons, 5,204 5-persons, 1,902 6-persons, 1,018 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,948 1-person, 2,718 2-persons, 445 3-persons, 168 4-persons, 73 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

28,254 married couples with children.
7,589 single-parent households (1,851 men, 5,738 women).

92.3% of residents of Clay County speak English at home.
4.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $722,022,000 ($4392 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $198,212,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $533,362,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $107,454,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $112,000
Federal grants: $47,055,000
Federal procurement contracts: $10,369,000 ($6,757,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $23,669,000 ($10,112,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,727,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $244,448,000
Federal Government insurance: $653,484,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 10,440
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

63 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,118
Here:

36 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +907
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+30 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +25,384
Here:

+148 per 1000 residents
State:

+59 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Clay County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 14.77 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

5.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 548
  • 2000 to 2004: 24,360
  • 1990 to 1999: 15,029
  • 1980 to 1989: 16,646
  • 1970 to 1979: 10,070
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,291
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,804
  • 1940 to 1949: 627
  • 1939 or earlier: 975
Rooms in houses/apartments in Clay County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 52
  • 2 rooms: 244
  • 3 rooms: 1,279
  • 4 rooms: 2,644
  • 5 rooms: 7,115
  • 6 rooms: 10,313
  • 7 rooms: 8,111
  • 8 rooms: 5,783
  • 9+ rooms: 3,579
  • 1 room: 107
  • 2 rooms: 686
  • 3 rooms: 1,473
  • 4 rooms: 2,907
  • 5 rooms: 3,004
  • 6 rooms: 1,505
  • 7 rooms: 904
  • 8 rooms: 403
  • 9+ rooms: 134
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Clay County, Florida
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 84
  • 1 bedroom: 968
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,808
  • 3 bedrooms: 22,335
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,858
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,067
  • no bedroom: 192
  • 1 bedroom: 1,948
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,353
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,868
  • 4 bedrooms: 740
  • 5+ bedrooms: 22
Cars and other vehicles available in Clay County, Florida in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 868
  • 1 vehicle: 8,849
  • 2 vehicles: 19,553
  • 3 vehicles: 7,215
  • 4 vehicles: 2,009
  • 5+ vehicles: 626
  • no vehicle: 793
  • 1 vehicle: 5,093
  • 2 vehicles: 4,233
  • 3 vehicles: 829
  • 4 vehicles: 131
  • 5+ vehicles: 44

51% of Clay County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in Florida.

Clay County:

51.0%
State average:

51.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 56532
  • Northeast: 17852
  • Midwest: 17244
  • South: 33222
  • West: 6335

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $90,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Clay County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (88.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • Electricity (87.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.2%)
  • Utility gas (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,500
Here:

7.9%
Florida:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 635
Here:

6.8%
Florida:

9.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 933
Here:

15.6%
Florida:

21.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Clay County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Judicial and Legal Services: $5,500,000
    Regular Highways: $2,626,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,182,000
    Libraries: $420,000
    Local Fire Protection: $126,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $43,000
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $30,424,000
    General - Other: $24,798,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,427,000
    Regular Highways: $9,046,000
    Local Fire Protection: $8,420,000
    Financial Administration: $6,912,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,354,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,412,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,357,000
    Health - Other: $1,755,000
    Libraries: $1,650,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,271,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $994,000
    Parks and Recreation: $949,000
    Correctional Institutions: $725,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $624,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $289,000
    Transit Utilities: $35,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $169,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $1,905,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $3,007,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $1,333,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,179,000
    Financial Administration: $636,000
    Regular Highways: $577,000
    Libraries: $402,000
    General - Other: $322,000
    Local Fire Protection: $298,000
    Central Staff Services: $134,000
    General Public Building: $60,000
    Health - Other: $37,000
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $9,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $7,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $44,919,000

Clay County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $15,129,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,575,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,239,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,639,000
    Special Assessments: $5,129,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,443,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $578,000
    Rents: $100,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $69,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,936,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,989,000
  • Tax - Property: $54,943,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $14,920,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $9,404,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $7,704,000
    Other License: $4,672,000
    Other Selective Sales: $384,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $79,000

Clay County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $13,394,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $13,294,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,795,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,693,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,102,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $100,000

Clay County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,176,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,599,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,989
  • Number of aged recipients: 212
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,777
  • Number of recipients under 18: 462
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,183
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 344
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 600
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 927
Clay County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Clay County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 20 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,408$172,693559$160,1143,005$169,398196$68,6581$8,575,000180$137,261164$90,890
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED79$159,92456$144,875262$178,48118$41,3890$019$112,26326$75,231
APPLICATIONS DENIED264$158,568154$141,3441,389$171,730170$46,1000$0124$131,000148$76,351
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN169$157,112108$161,6571,022$178,25965$85,7850$053$142,98163$95,619
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS28$151,21444$156,773268$188,1759$66,5560$018$182,00015$77,200
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 20 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED60$180,50040$194,7500$01$99,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED23$219,52222$210,5911$257,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$225,2004$211,2500$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$217,8570$02$238,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$150,7500$02$104,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Clay County, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John61074.7 years
William57573.5 years
James56771.1 years
Mary46979.5 years
Robert44972.2 years
Charles36376.1 years
George30076.2 years
Joseph24274.3 years
Dorothy20477.6 years
Margaret19879.5 years
Most common last names in Clay County, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith23674.5 years
Johnson17375.4 years
Williams14974.9 years
Brown14273.8 years
Davis11875.8 years
Jones11375.8 years
Miller10977.1 years
Thomas8972.5 years
White8573.7 years
Taylor8474.7 years
Businesses in Clay County, FL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T4Little Caesars Pizza2
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lowe's2
Ace Hardware4Marriott2
Advance Auto Parts5Marshalls1
Aeropostale1MasterBrand Cabinets3
American Eagle Outfitters1Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's9
Arby's2Men's Wearhouse1
AutoZone2New Balance1
Baskin-Robbins1New York & Co1
Bath & Body Works1Nike17
Best Western1OfficeMax1
Blockbuster2Old Navy1
Budget Car Rental1Outback1
Burger King4Outback Steakhouse1
CVS6Pac Sun1
Casual Male XL1Panda Express2
Catherines1Panera Bread1
Charlotte Russe1Papa John's Pizza4
Chevrolet2Payless1
Chick-Fil-A3Penske1
ColorTyme1Pizza Hut4
Comfort Inn1Popeyes1
Cracker Barrel1Publix Super Markets6
Curves2Quiznos1
DHL1RadioShack4
Dairy Queen2Red Lobster1
Days Inn1Rodeway Inn1
Decora Cabinetry1Rooms To Go2
Discount Tire3Ruby Tuesday2
Domino's Pizza4Rue211
Dunkin Donuts4SONIC Drive-In5
Express1Sears3
FedEx17Sephora1
Finish Line1Shoe Carnival2
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sleep Inn1
Foot Locker1Spencer Gifts1
Ford1Sprint Nextel6
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Staples1
GNC3Starbucks4
GameStop5Steak 'n Shake2
H&R Block9Suburban1
Hardee's4Subway13
Havertys Furniture1Super 81
Hilton1T-Mobile7
Holiday Inn1T.G.I. Driday's1
Hollister Co.1Taco Bell2
Home Depot3Target2
Hot Topic1Tire Kingdom5
IHOP2Toys"R"Us1
InTown Suites1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul12
Jimmy John's2UPS20
Jones New York2Vans2
Journeys1Verizon Wireless3
Justice1Victoria's Secret1
KFC2Waffle House1
Kmart1Walgreens6
Kohl's1Walmart3
Kroger1YMCA3
LensCrafters1

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