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Clay County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2015: 16,757 (66% urban, 34% rural); it was 17,372 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,034
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,110
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,020
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,138 (it was 2,239 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

28%

Land area: 569 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 29 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Clay County: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (21.7%), Manufacturing (13.9%), Information (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Clay County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  42.1 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 8,249  (49.2%)
Females: 8,508  (50.8%)

Clay County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Clay County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $53,292 ($35,799 in 1999)

This county:

$53,292
Iowa:

$56,247

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $525 (lower quartile is $372, upper quartile is $686)
This county:

$525
State:

$611


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $131,207 (it was $75,700 in 2000)
Clay:

$131,207
Iowa:

$142,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,397 - $189,132

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $140,348
Here:

$140,348
State:

$179,425

Townhouses or other attached units: $176,111
Here:

$176,111
State:

$194,502

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $84,421
Here:

$84,421
State:

$129,372

Mobile homes: $29,303
Here:

$29,303
State:

$49,582
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,005
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $407

Institutionalized population: 208

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 33
  • Thefts: 42
  • Auto thefts: 10

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 11
  • Thefts: 23
  • Auto thefts: 4
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 20 buildings, average cost: $176,900
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $223,700
  • 2009: 21 buildings, average cost: $159,400
  • 2010: 16 buildings, average cost: $219,100
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $167,100
  • 2012: 31 buildings, average cost: $142,700
  • 2013: 48 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2014: 12 buildings, average cost: $246,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,647 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,668 (1.5%)

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 2016: 10.8%
Clay County:

10.8%
Iowa:

11.8%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.1% for Black residents, 10.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.0% for American Indian residents, 14.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 10.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 42.1 years old
(Males: 40.6 years old, Females: 43.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.6 years old, Black residents: 24.8 years old, American Indian residents: 18.5 years old, Asian residents: 32.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.4 years old, Other race residents: 29.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Clay County is $377 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $605 a month.

Cities in this county include: Spencer, Everly, Royal, Peterson, Fostoria, Dickens, Webb, Greenville, Rossie, Gillett Grove.

Clay County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Clay County: Black Walnut (A), Crippin Corners (B), Geelan Farm (C), Jade Farms (D), Wigdahl Farm (E), Rockhill Farms (F), Hawkeye Dairy (G), Brennan Farms (H), Bruch Side Farms (I), Generations Farm (J), Great Oak Farms (K), Henningsen Farms (L), Herke Farms (M), Jennett Farm (N), J R Farms (O), West Bend Golf and Country Club (P), Cylinder (Q), Cylinder Co-op Elevator (R), Mallard Golf Course (S), Rodman Elevator (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Clay County include: Lost Island Church (A), Saint Lukes Church (B), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (C), Prairie View Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Valley View Cemetery (1), Ellington Cemetery (2), Riverside Cemetery (3), Lincoln Cemetery (4), Saint Marys Cemetery (5), Rush Lake Cemetery (6), Saint Johns Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Kennedy Slu (A), Lost Island Lake (B), Five Island Lake (C), Virgin Lake (D), Blue Wing Marsh (E), Silver Lake (F), Rush Lake (G), Perkins Marsh (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Cylinder Creek (A), Jack Creek (B), Silver Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Clay County include: Rush Lake State Wildlife Management Area (1), Blue Wing Marsh Wildlife Management Area (2), Sportsman County Park (3), Fallow Marsh Wildlife Management Area (4), Watson Heritage Area (5), Cylinder City Park (6), Lost Island Prairie Wetland Nature Center (7), Virgin Lake State Game Management Area (8), Grand Army of Republic Monument Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Buena Vista County , Natrona County, Wyoming , Emmet County , Otsego County, New York , Hancock County , Osceola County , Plymouth County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 502
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 385 (52.0% naturalized citizens)

Clay County:

2.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 111
  • 2000 to 2009: 68
  • 1990 to 1999: 82
  • 1980 to 1989: 64
  • 1970 to 1979: 46
  • Before 1970: 40
Note: State values scaled to Clay County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 87.0%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,536
  • One, attached: 271
  • Two: 141
  • 3 or 4: 202
  • 5 to 9: 328
  • 10 to 19: 112
  • 20 to 49: 309
  • 50 or more: 172
  • Mobile homes: 145
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Housing units in Clay County with a mortgage: 3,033 (93 second mortgage, 352 home equity loan, 31 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,280

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Clay County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,97619
Evangelical Protestant3,07913
Catholic2,4852
Other3302
None4,797-
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: 3
Clay County:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Clay County:

5.39 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 14
This county:

8.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Clay County:

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Clay County:

28.5%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.7%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Clay County:

Average size of farms: 451 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $227,306
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $235.86
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 59.41%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $187,041
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 86.73%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $120,950
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.75%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.01
Corn for grain: 133323 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 127467 harvested acres
Vegetables: 5 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 4 acres

Tornado activity:

Clay County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 2180772.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/7/1984, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Clay County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 182.8 miles away from Clay County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 226.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 190.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 186.5 miles away from the county center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 173.2 miles away from Clay County center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 127.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 09, 2011 to July 14, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4016: August 24, 2011, FEMA Id: 4016, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 19, 2010 to January 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1880: March 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1880, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 23, 2009 to December 27, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1877: February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1877, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Iowa Snow, Incident Period: February 28, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3275: March 30, 2007, FEMA Id: 3275, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1230: July 02, 1998, FEMA Id: 1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 01, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-996: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Ice Storm, Incident Period: October 31, 1991 to November 29, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-928: December 26, 1991, FEMA Id: 928, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Clay County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

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

  • Mexico (36%)
  • Vietnam (11%)
  • El Salvador (8%)
  • Guatemala (8%)
  • Thailand (7%)
  • Fiji (7%)
  • Brazil (5%)

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

  • German (42%)
  • American (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Swedish (5%)
  • Norwegian (5%)
  • English (5%)
  • Dutch (4%)

Clay County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,379 (79.9%)
  • Carpooled: 791 (8.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 24 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 72 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 85 (0.9%)
  • Walked: 320 (3.5%)
  • Worked at home: 563 (6.1%)

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


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

  • 240 people in nursing homes
  • 31 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 12 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 196 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 19 people in college/university student housing
  • 12 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,181.

5.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.10% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($23,384 average AGI)
1.80% relocated from other states ($9,150 average AGI)
Clay County:

1.80%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dickinson County, IA  0.83% ($41,544 average AGI)
from Buena Vista County, IA  0.48% ($36,212)
from O'Brien County, IA  0.41% ($27,429)
from Palo Alto County, IA  0.39% ($27,037)
from Emmet County, IA  0.26% ($24,944)
from Polk County, IA  0.19% ($38,308)


6.15% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,927 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.78% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($23,085 average AGI)
2.36% relocated to other states ($11,844 average AGI)
Clay County:

2.36%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dickinson County, IA  0.93% ($41,563 average AGI)
to Polk County, IA  0.33% ($39,435)
to Palo Alto County, IA  0.33% ($32,696)
to O'Brien County, IA  0.30% ($49,095)
to Buena Vista County, IA  0.23% ($23,000)
to Cherokee County, IA  0.17% ($55,750)
to Johnson County, IA  0.17% ($22,083)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Clay County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Clay County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Clay County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.0%
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: 3,433 (3,060 aged, 373 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 228 (6%)

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, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (234)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (187)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (168)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (149)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (136)
  • Senility (132)
  • Unspecified dementia (104)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (91)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (76)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (54)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.93
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 17,772
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 504
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 49,760

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,302
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,207
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 51
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 118

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 30

Household type by relationship:

Households: 16,757
  • In family households: 13,096 (2,292 male householders, 2,253 female householders)
    3,622 spouses, 4,146 children (3,898 natural, 94 adopted, 151 stepchildren), 141 grandchildren, 57 brothers or sisters, 26 parents, 101 other relatives, 468 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,343 (1,397 male householders (928 living alone)), 1,285 female householders (1,232 living alone)), 658 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 325

Size of family households: 2,254 2-persons, 909 3-persons, 800 4-persons, 440 5-persons, 81 6-persons, 37 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,160 1-person, 437 2-persons, 30 3-persons, 40 4-persons, 2 6-persons.

2,406 married couples with children.
975 single-parent households (259 men, 716 women).

96.6% of residents of Clay speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (36% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 17% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 52% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (41% speak English very well, 59% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $97,333,000 ($5,770 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,656,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $44,245,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $17,795,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,472,000
Federal grants: $15,964,000
Federal procurement contracts: $958,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,900,000 ($482,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,483,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,246,000
Federal Government insurance: $68,041,000

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

Births: 1,091
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 928
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +75
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -692
Here -41 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Clay County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.45 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 324
  • 2000 to 2009: 502
  • 1990 to 1999: 668
  • 1980 to 1989: 537
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,480
  • 1960 to 1969: 847
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,099
  • 1940 to 1949: 669
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,990
Note: State values scaled to Clay population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Clay County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Clay County population
  • 1 room: 31
  • 2 rooms: 77
  • 3 rooms: 105
  • 4 rooms: 545
  • 5 rooms: 822
  • 6 rooms: 1,040
  • 7 rooms: 792
  • 8 rooms: 722
  • 9+ rooms: 1,188
  • 1 room: 23
  • 2 rooms: 132
  • 3 rooms: 300
  • 4 rooms: 564
  • 5 rooms: 324
  • 6 rooms: 288
  • 7 rooms: 73
  • 8 rooms: 83
  • 9+ rooms: 110
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Clay County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Clay County population
  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 183
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,262
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,409
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,081
  • 5+ bedrooms: 328
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 426
  • 2 bedrooms: 797
  • 3 bedrooms: 410
  • 4 bedrooms: 214
  • 5+ bedrooms: 32
Cars and other vehicles available in Clay County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Clay County population
  • no vehicle: 65
  • 1 vehicle: 1,157
  • 2 vehicles: 2,344
  • 3 vehicles: 1,145
  • 4 vehicles: 432
  • 5+ vehicles: 169
  • no vehicle: 340
  • 1 vehicle: 779
  • 2 vehicles: 635
  • 3 vehicles: 69
  • 4 vehicles: 22
  • 5+ vehicles: 31

84% of Clay County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 320% lived in Iowa.

Clay County:

84.1%
State average:

84.7%

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

  • This state: 12,281
  • Other state: 3,998
  • Northeast: 266
  • Midwest: 2,711
  • South: 405
  • West: 616

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Clay County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (55.1%)
  • Electricity (23.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • Solar energy (0.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)
  • Coal or coke (0.2%)
  • Electricity (46.5%)
  • Utility gas (44.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.3%)
  • Wood (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 129
Here:

7.6%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

0.2%
Iowa:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 147
Here:

26.2%
Iowa:

23.8%

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 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,099,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,593,000
    General - Other: $1,373,000
    Financial Administration: $1,140,000
    Police Protection: $714,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $496,000
    Central Staff Services: $350,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $349,000
    General Public Buildings: $324,000
    Corrections - Other: $235,000
    Welfare - Other: $197,000
    Solid Waste Management: $46,000
    Private Transit Subsidies: $15,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $11,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $10,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $33,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $193,000
    Libraries: $38,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $140,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,016,000

Clay County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $148,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $21,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $114,000
    All Other: $108,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $148,000
    Interest Earnings: $116,000
    Rents: $61,000
    Special Assessments: $25,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,164,000
    General Support: $1,238,000
    Public Welfare: $923,000
    All Other: $383,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,891,000
    Total General Sales: $629,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $116,000
    NEC: $83,000

Clay County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $634,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $554,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $80,000

Clay County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,470,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 216
  • Number of aged recipients: 16
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 200
  • Number of recipients under 18: 37
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 137
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 42
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 93
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 89
Clay County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

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)

Most common first names in Clay County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12878.2 years
William8676.9 years
Mary8180.2 years
Robert7473.6 years
George6377.7 years
Harold5675.8 years
James5573.7 years
Charles5577.7 years
Donald5573.5 years
Ruth5580.7 years
Most common last names in Clay County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson11677.8 years
Anderson6076.7 years
Peterson4977.9 years
Smith4278.6 years
Nelson3781.0 years
Miller3374.7 years
Hansen3278.7 years
Meyer3080.3 years
Olson2579.9 years
Kruse2381.2 years
Businesses in Clay County, IA
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1McDonald's1
Arby's1Menards1
Burger King1New Balance2
Chevrolet1Nike1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen2Quiznos1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Econo Lodge1SAS Shoes1
FedEx2Sears1
Ford1Slumberland1
GNC1Staples1
Goodwill3Subway3
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
JCPenney1U-Haul1
Jones New York1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS6
La-Z-Boy2Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets1YMCA1
Maurices1