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Clay County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2014: 21,147 (21% urban, 79% rural); it was 24,556 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,217
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,436
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,398
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,079 (it was 2,158 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%

Land area: 471 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 45 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Clay County: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (45.3%), Retail trade (22.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 46%
  • Government: 43%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Clay County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  37.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years
Males: 11,299  (53.4%)
Females: 9,848  (46.6%)
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Clay County,KY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Clay County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $21,360 ($16,271 in 1999)

This county:

$21360
Kentucky:

$43399

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $361 (lower quartile is $235, upper quartile is $428)
This county:

$361
State:

$525


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $58,040 (it was $34,500 in 2000)
Clay:

$58,040
Kentucky:

$120,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $30,220 - $98,450
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $753
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $258

Institutionalized population: 2,020

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 37
  • Thefts: 56
  • Auto thefts: 23

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 9
  • Burglaries: 58
  • Thefts: 72
  • Auto thefts: 26
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings

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 2013: $587 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $381 (0.7%)

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: 38.5%
(38.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.3% for Black residents, 83.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.2% for American Indian residents, 82.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 37.8%
Clay County:

37.8%
Kentucky:

18.8%
(38.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.4% for Black residents, 83.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.3% for American Indian residents, 73.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 26 years old, Asian residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 35 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Clay County is $385 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $512 a month.

Cities in this county include: Burning Springs, Big Creek, Sibert-Hima, Oneida, Manchester, Ashers Fork.

Clay County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.6%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 518
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 49.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 164 (27% naturalized citizens)

Clay County:

0.7%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 9
  • 1990 to 1994: 10
  • 1985 to 1989: 11
  • 1980 to 1984: 54
  • 1975 to 1979: 12
  • 1970 to 1974: 27
  • 1970 to 1974: 21
  • 1965 to 1969: 20

Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.2%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,824
  • One, attached: 34
  • Two: 141
  • 3 or 4: 202
  • 5 to 9: 145
  • 10 to 19: 48
  • 20 or more: 107
  • Mobile homes: 2,932
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Housing units in Clay County with a mortgage: 1,442 (80 second mortgage, 69 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,938

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Clay County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,92039
Mainline Protestant5168
Black Protestant1191
Catholic691
Other-1
None12,106-
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: 4
Clay County:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.84 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Clay County:

5.89 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Clay County:

11.4%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Clay County:

31.0%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

22.1%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Clay County:

Average size of farms: 143 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $9,619
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $530.60
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 10.11%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 19.17%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $7,583
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.24%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.65%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $16,147
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.37%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.82
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.37%
Corn for grain: 969 harvested acres
Vegetables: 58 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

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

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 71.7 miles away from Clay County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 67.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 96.4 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 243.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 228.3 miles away from Clay County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 213.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • KentuckySevere Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 22, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1976): May 4, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1976, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 1, 2010 to June 1, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1912): May 11, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1912, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 3, 2009 to May 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1841): May 29, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1841, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to February 5, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3302): January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3302, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • KentuckySevere Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1818): February 5, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1818, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • KentuckyHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3231): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 26, 2004 to June 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1523): June 10, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1523, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Flooding, Mud and Rock Slides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 14, 2003 to June 27, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1475): July 2, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1475, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 15, 2003 to February 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1454): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1454, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2002 to May 10, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1414): May 7, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1414, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 15 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Clay County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 4, Fires: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, 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%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)

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

  • Cuba (34%)
  • Mexico (29%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Nigeria (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (4%)

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

  • United States or American (68%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • African (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Clay County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,820 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 1,219 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 35 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 115 (2%)
  • Other means: 64 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 117 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 1,713 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 281 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 130 people in nursing homes
  • 35 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 14 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 1,619 people in federal prisons
  • 278 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 190 people in college/university student housing
  • 105 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 18 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $36,241.

3.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,852 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.99%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.14% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($21,861 average AGI)
0.85% relocated from other states ($5,995 average AGI)
Clay County:

0.85%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Laurel County, KY  1.13% ($25,984 average AGI)
from Jackson County, KY  0.31% ($15,471)
from Fayette County, KY  0.22% ($20,833)
from Leslie County, KY  0.20% ($37,727)


4.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,486 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.57%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.67% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($21,096 average AGI)
0.90% relocated to other states ($5,390 average AGI)
Clay County:

0.90%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Laurel County, KY  1.73% ($26,979 average AGI)
to Jackson County, KY  0.26% ($17,429)
to Leslie County, KY  0.24% ($28,231)
to Madison County, KY  0.22% ($37,833)
to Knox County, KY  0.18% ($31,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Births per 1000 population in Clay County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6
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: 10.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Clay County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.9%
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: 4,201 (2,433 aged, 1,768 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 622 (12%)

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, Kentucky in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (534)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (344)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (205)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (141)
  • Congestive heart failure (129)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (104)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (101)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (94)
  • Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances (92)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (75)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 22%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.12
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14690.36
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 259.750
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 81326.79

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1151.330
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1076.780

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26.32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 33.13

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 123.7. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 19,490
  • In family households: 17,013 (3,608 male householders, 1,938 female householders)
    3,944 spouses, 5,656 children (5,202 natural, 142 adopted, 312 stepchildren), 713 grandchildren, 192 brothers or sisters, 139 parents, 227 other relatives, 450 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,477 (1,051 male householders (905 living alone)), 1,135 female householders (1,048 living alone)), 291 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,240 (2,020 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,340 2-persons, 1,520 3-persons, 1,026 4-persons, 436 5-persons, 148 6-persons, 76 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,953 1-person, 198 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

4,121 married couples with children.
1,259 single-parent households (283 men, 976 women).

97.7% of residents of Clay County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 1% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $230,995,000 ($9524 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $33,410,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $65,978,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $32,286,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $248,000
Federal grants: $78,022,000
Federal procurement contracts: $35,051,000 ($32,972,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $19,410,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,711,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $845,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,430,000

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

Births: 1,574
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,266
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -688
Here -28 per 1000 residents
State +8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Clay County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.66 millions of gallons per day (3% from ground, 97% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 83
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,349
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,758
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,864
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,738
  • 1960 to 1969: 743
  • 1950 to 1959: 484
  • 1940 to 1949: 325
  • 1939 or earlier: 460
Rooms in houses/apartments in Clay County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 49
  • 3 rooms: 212
  • 4 rooms: 1,282
  • 5 rooms: 2,027
  • 6 rooms: 1,317
  • 7 rooms: 797
  • 8 rooms: 441
  • 9+ rooms: 258
  • 1 room: 20
  • 2 rooms: 69
  • 3 rooms: 222
  • 4 rooms: 782
  • 5 rooms: 622
  • 6 rooms: 188
  • 7 rooms: 134
  • 8 rooms: 86
  • 9+ rooms: 35
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Clay County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 34
  • 1 bedroom: 236
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,964
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,397
  • 4 bedrooms: 705
  • 5+ bedrooms: 62
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 355
  • 2 bedrooms: 974
  • 3 bedrooms: 649
  • 4 bedrooms: 133
  • 5+ bedrooms: 25
Cars and other vehicles available in Clay County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 702
  • 1 vehicle: 2,295
  • 2 vehicles: 2,244
  • 3 vehicles: 910
  • 4 vehicles: 183
  • 5+ vehicles: 64
  • no vehicle: 506
  • 1 vehicle: 1,032
  • 2 vehicles: 516
  • 3 vehicles: 89
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

66% of Clay County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Kentucky.

Clay County:

66.5%
State average:

56.6%

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

  • This state: 20659
  • Northeast: 190
  • Midwest: 1976
  • South: 1367
  • West: 158

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Clay County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (53.5%)
  • Utility gas (26.8%)
  • Coal or coke (8.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.8%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • Electricity (48.6%)
  • Utility gas (31.5%)
  • Coal or coke (10.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.5%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 281
Here:

9.3%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 199
Here:

13.2%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 50
Here:

11.0%
Kentucky:

18.1%

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:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $368,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,407,000
    General - Other: $789,000
    Water Utilities: $715,000
    Corrections - Other: $504,000
    Health Services - Other: $497,000
    General Public Buildings: $243,000
    Financial Administration: $235,000
    Central Staff Services: $177,000
    Police Protection: $89,000
    Fire Protection: $52,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $49,000
    Parks & Recreation: $39,000
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $503,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $58,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,697,000

Clay County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $856,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $108,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $13,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $98,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $98,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,282,000
    Highways: $1,221,000
    General Support: $1,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $1,220,000
    Property: $352,000
    Public Utilities: $35,000
    NEC: $13,000

Clay County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $1,285,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,890,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $6,765,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,285,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $125,000

Clay County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $5,000,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,160,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,000,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,717
  • Number of aged recipients: 156
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 3,561
  • Number of recipients under 18: 408
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,686
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 623
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 945
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,771
Clay County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Clay County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Clay County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9574.3 years
James8672.6 years
Mary7779.6 years
William7472.8 years
Robert6573.4 years
Martha4781.0 years
Lucy4580.2 years
Henry4273.8 years
George4071.8 years
Gilbert3577.3 years
Most common last names in Clay County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith28672.9 years
Jones8174.2 years
Bowling8071.3 years
Hacker7676.3 years
Sizemore7369.8 years
Roberts6274.4 years
Hubbard6067.7 years
Hensley6079.3 years
Hoskins5668.8 years
Wagers5072.5 years
Businesses in Clay County, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1McDonald's1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Dairy Queen1True Value1
FedEx1U-Haul1
GNC1UPS1
H&R Block1Vans1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1

Clay County on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"