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Clay County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2016: 16,685 (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).

March 2019 cost of living index in Clay County: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (31.9%), Educational, health and social services (17.0%), Manufacturing (13.0%).

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, IA (2017)
    • 15,51889.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5663.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3662.1%Two or more races
    • 480.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 360.2%Asian alone
    • 320.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 70.04%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 10.01%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

42.0 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years
Males: 8,193  (49.1%)
Females: 8,492  (50.9%)
Average household size:
Clay County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,471 ($35,799 in 1999)
This county:

$52,471
Iowa:

$58,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $542 (lower quartile is $403, upper quartile is $712)
This county:

$542
State:

$628


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $137,477 (it was $75,700 in 2000)
Clay:

$137,477
Iowa:

$149,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,538 - $196,751

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $146,093
Here:

$146,093
State:

$186,769

Townhouses or other attached units: $166,012
Here:

$166,012
State:

$183,349

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $112,243
Here:

$112,243
State:

$142,668

Mobile homes: $27,577
Here:

$27,577
State:

$46,662

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,020
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $425

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:

  • 1997: 25 buildings, average cost: $111,200
  • 1998: 34 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 1999: 33 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2000: 45 buildings, average cost: $99,600
  • 2001: 42 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2002: 40 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 2003: 34 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 2004: 42 buildings, average cost: $169,200
  • 2005: 34 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 2006: 32 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 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
  • 2015: 38 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2016: 16 buildings, average cost: $235,300
  • 2017: 38 buildings, average cost: $186,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Clay, IA residents
Average permit cost in Clay, IA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,662 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,646 (1.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Clay, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Clay, IA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Clay, IA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.4%
Clay County:

10.4%
Iowa:

10.7%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 6.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 42.0 years old
(Males: 40.6 years old, Females: 44.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.1 years old, Black residents: 25.2 years old, American Indian residents: 43.3 years old, Asian residents: 34.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.8 years old, Other race residents: 29.7 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:

3.1%
Iowa:

2.8%

Unemployment by year in Clay, IA
County total employment by year in Clay, IA
County average yearly wages by year in Clay, IA

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: 22.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 309 (40.4% naturalized citizens)

Clay County:

1.9%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 812010 or later
  • 722000 to 2009
  • 901990 to 1999
  • 641980 to 1989
  • 461970 to 1979
  • 40Before 1970

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: 6,736
  • One, attached: 171
  • Two: 181
  • 3 or 4: 198
  • 5 to 9: 303
  • 10 to 19: 194
  • 20 to 49: 304
  • 50 or more: 100
  • Mobile homes: 106
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Clay County with a mortgage: 3,071 (91 second mortgage, 317 home equity loan, 69 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,234

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

61.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Clay County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Clay

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,481 (82.0%)
  • Carpooled: 789 (8.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 88 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 48 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 178 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 576 (6.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (48%)
  • Guatemala (11%)
  • El Salvador (8%)
  • Thailand (7%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Nicaragua (4%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Clay County


  • German (41%)
  • American (8%)
  • Norwegian (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Dutch (4%)
  • Swedish (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $66,500.

5.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,818 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.68% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($25,629 average AGI)
2.04% relocated from other states ($20,189 average AGI)
Clay County:

2.04%
Iowa average:

2.42%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dickinson County, IA  0.85% ($49,983 average AGI)
from Palo Alto County, IA  0.46% ($48,844)
from Buena Vista County, IA  0.40% ($27,571)
from O'Brien County, IA  0.35% ($25,708)


6.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,171 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.93% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($29,441 average AGI)
2.35% relocated to other states ($18,731 average AGI)
Clay County:

2.35%
Iowa average:

2.69%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dickinson County, IA  1.03% ($70,736 average AGI)
to Palo Alto County, IA  0.34% ($39,625)
to O'Brien County, IA  0.32% ($37,909)
to Buena Vista County, IA  0.30% ($41,571)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Clay County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Clay County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Clay County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Clay County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 16,685
  • In family households: 12,946 (2,291 male householders, 2,274 female householders)
    3,642 spouses, 4,172 children (3,908 natural, 104 adopted, 157 stepchildren), 76 grandchildren, 17 brothers or sisters, 19 parents, 75 other relatives, 366 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,439 (1,549 male householders (1,055 living alone)), 1,279 female householders (1,195 living alone)), 608 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 315

Size of family households: 2,285 2-persons, 835 3-persons, 817 4-persons, 489 5-persons, 91 6-persons, 34 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,251 1-person, 486 2-persons, 30 3-persons, 43 4-persons, 5 6-persons.

2,626 married couples with children.
904 single-parent households (292 men, 612 women).

96.7% of residents of Clay speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (40% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (52% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 28% speak English not 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:

6.8
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built in Clay County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Clay County, Iowa
  • 1802014 or later
  • 2772010 to 2013
  • 4532000 to 2009
  • 6121990 to 1999
  • 5051980 to 1989
  • 1,4871970 to 1979
  • 8721960 to 1969
  • 1,1571950 to 1959
  • 6561940 to 1949
  • 2,0671939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Clay County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Clay County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Clay County, Iowa
  • 331 room
  • 462 rooms
  • 1083 rooms
  • 4834 rooms
  • 7875 rooms
  • 9716 rooms
  • 9927 rooms
  • 6758 rooms
  • 1,2239+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Clay County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Clay County, Iowa
  • 221 room
  • 1002 rooms
  • 3793 rooms
  • 6264 rooms
  • 4905 rooms
  • 2736 rooms
  • 727 rooms
  • 608 rooms
  • 359+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Clay County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Clay County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Clay County, Iowa
  • 34no bedroom
  • 1631 bedroom
  • 1,1742 bedrooms
  • 2,4753 bedrooms
  • 1,0254 bedrooms
  • 4325+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Clay County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Clay County, Iowa
  • 21no bedroom
  • 4521 bedroom
  • 9522 bedrooms
  • 5003 bedrooms
  • 1114 bedrooms
  • 225+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Clay County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Clay County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Clay County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 64no vehicle
  • 1,2551 vehicle
  • 2,3192 vehicles
  • 1,0733 vehicles
  • 4464 vehicles
  • 1555+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Clay County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Clay County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 357no vehicle
  • 9071 vehicle
  • 5952 vehicles
  • 1523 vehicles
  • 154 vehicles
  • 235+ vehicles

85.8% of Clay County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Iowa.

Clay County:

85.8%
State average:

85.4%

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

  • This state: 12,036
  • Other state: 4,258
  • Northeast: 239
  • Midwest: 2,985
  • South: 483
  • West: 554
Year householders moved into unit in Clay County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Clay County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 53.9%Utility gas
  • 22.8%Electricity
  • 20.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 47.4%Utility gas
  • 43.4%Electricity
  • 9.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 200
Here:

11.7%
Iowa:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

0.3%
Iowa:

7.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 111
Here:

22.8%
Iowa:

24.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Clay County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $639,000
    Parks and Recreation: $119,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,356,000
    Parks and Recreation: $125,000
    General Public Buildings: $68,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,272,000
    Police Protection: $1,676,000
    Financial Administration: $845,000
    Health - Other: $779,000
    Parks and Recreation: $731,000
    General Public Buildings: $567,000
    Correctional Institutions: $555,000
    Central Staff Services: $501,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $478,000
    General - Other: $432,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $427,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $159,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $172,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $50,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $248,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,067,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,047,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $371,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $351,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $180,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $125,000
    General Revenue - Other: $108,000
    Interest Earnings: $42,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $664,000
    Parks and Recreation: $151,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,043,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,345,000
    General Local Government Support: $561,000
    Other: $87,000
    Health and Hospitals: $76,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,085,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,113,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $163,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $158,000
    Other License: $33,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,458,000

Clay County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $639,000
    Parks and Recreation: $119,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,356,000
    Parks and Recreation: $125,000
    General Public Buildings: $68,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,272,000
    Police Protection: $1,676,000
    Financial Administration: $845,000
    Health - Other: $779,000
    Parks and Recreation: $731,000
    General Public Buildings: $567,000
    Correctional Institutions: $555,000
    Central Staff Services: $501,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $478,000
    General - Other: $432,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $427,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $159,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $172,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $50,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $248,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,067,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,047,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $371,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $351,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $180,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $125,000
    General Revenue - Other: $108,000
    Interest Earnings: $42,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $664,000
    Parks and Recreation: $151,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,043,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,345,000
    General Local Government Support: $561,000
    Other: $87,000
    Health and Hospitals: $76,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,085,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,113,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $163,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $158,000
    Other License: $33,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,458,000

Clay County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $639,000
    Parks and Recreation: $119,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,356,000
    Parks and Recreation: $125,000
    General Public Buildings: $68,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,272,000
    Police Protection: $1,676,000
    Financial Administration: $845,000
    Health - Other: $779,000
    Parks and Recreation: $731,000
    General Public Buildings: $567,000
    Correctional Institutions: $555,000
    Central Staff Services: $501,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $478,000
    General - Other: $432,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $427,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $159,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $172,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $50,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $248,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,067,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,047,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $371,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $351,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $180,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $125,000
    General Revenue - Other: $108,000
    Interest Earnings: $42,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $664,000
    Parks and Recreation: $151,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,043,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,345,000
    General Local Government Support: $561,000
    Other: $87,000
    Health and Hospitals: $76,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,085,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,113,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $163,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $158,000
    Other License: $33,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,458,000

Clay County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $639,000
    Parks and Recreation: $119,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,356,000
    Parks and Recreation: $125,000
    General Public Buildings: $68,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,272,000
    Police Protection: $1,676,000
    Financial Administration: $845,000
    Health - Other: $779,000
    Parks and Recreation: $731,000
    General Public Buildings: $567,000
    Correctional Institutions: $555,000
    Central Staff Services: $501,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $478,000
    General - Other: $432,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $427,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $159,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $172,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $50,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $248,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,067,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,047,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $371,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $351,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $180,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $125,000
    General Revenue - Other: $108,000
    Interest Earnings: $42,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $664,000
    Parks and Recreation: $151,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,043,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,345,000
    General Local Government Support: $561,000
    Other: $87,000
    Health and Hospitals: $76,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,085,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,113,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $163,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $158,000
    Other License: $33,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,458,000

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
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