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Clay County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2019: 249,948 (90% urban, 10% rural); it was 184,006 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 47,841
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 13,915
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 51,282
Renter-occupied apartments: 25,461 (it was 21,276 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

31%

Land area: 396 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 631 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Clay County: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.9%), Retail trade (10.8%), Manufacturing (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 83%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Clay County, MO (2019)
    • 200,08380.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 17,6617.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 14,3395.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 10,7484.3%Two or more races
    • 5,0372.0%Asian alone
    • 9270.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 8140.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 3390.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

37.6 years
Missouri median age:

38.9 years
Males: 121,062  (48.4%)
Females: 128,886  (51.6%)
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Average household size:
Clay County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $70,253 ($48,347 in 1999)
This county:

$70,253
Missouri:

$57,409

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $821 (lower quartile is $637, upper quartile is $1,058)
This county:

$821
State:

$659


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $195,800 (it was $104,400 in 2000)
Clay:

$195,800
Missouri:

$168,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $138,200 - $285,100

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $232,206
Here:

$232,206
State:

$215,938

Townhouses or other attached units: $164,512
Here:

$164,512
State:

$197,464

In 2-unit structures: $162,344
Here:

$162,344
State:

$160,378

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $142,405
Here:

$142,405
State:

$162,352

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $177,665
Here:

$177,665
State:

$197,157

Mobile homes: $61,703
Here:

$61,703
State:

$75,368

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,445
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $579

Institutionalized population: 1,360

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 45
  • Burglaries: 63
  • Thefts: 121
  • Auto thefts: 25

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 51
  • Burglaries: 62
  • Thefts: 99
  • Auto thefts: 14
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Health of residents in Clay County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
71.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
42.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
55.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
71.5% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 203 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 166 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 711 buildings, average cost: $100,900
  • 1998: 660 buildings, average cost: $108,900
  • 1999: 792 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2000: 660 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2001: 551 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2002: 626 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2003: 739 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2004: 779 buildings, average cost: $140,500
  • 2005: 560 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2006: 420 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2007: 298 buildings, average cost: $171,600
  • 2008: 146 buildings, average cost: $199,900
  • 2009: 119 buildings, average cost: $181,500
  • 2010: 131 buildings, average cost: $192,000
  • 2011: 102 buildings, average cost: $224,500
  • 2012: 206 buildings, average cost: $193,000
  • 2013: 190 buildings, average cost: $202,000
  • 2014: 217 buildings, average cost: $211,700
  • 2015: 232 buildings, average cost: $200,100
  • 2016: 349 buildings, average cost: $202,100
  • 2017: 426 buildings, average cost: $226,700
  • 2018: 462 buildings, average cost: $197,600
  • 2019: 223 buildings, average cost: $251,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Clay, MO residents
Average permit cost in Clay, MO
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,561 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,470 (1.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Clay, MO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Clay, MO in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Clay, MO in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.5%
Clay County:

10.5%
Missouri:

12.9%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.7% for Black residents, 12.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.5% for American Indian residents, 40.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.0% for other race residents, 11.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 37.6 years old
(Males: 36.6 years old, Females: 39.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39.9 years old, Black residents: 33.5 years old, American Indian residents: 74.0 years old, Asian residents: 39.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.4 years old, Other race residents: 36.7 years old)

Area name: Kansas City, MO-KS HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Clay County is $612 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $703 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $951 a month.

Cities in this county include: Gladstone, Liberty, Excelsior Springs, Smithville, Kearney, North Kansas City, Pleasant Valley, Claycomo, Glenaire, Avondale.

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

2018 air pollution in Clay County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.034 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Denver County, Colorado , Montgomery County, Maryland , Fayette County, Indiana , Hamilton County, Ohio , Pike County, Ohio , Ray County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.5%
Missouri:

3.9%

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

Current college students: 9,442
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 32.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 15,724 (68.7% naturalized citizens)

Clay County:

6.3%
Whole state:

4.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3,8022010 or later
  • 2,9322000 to 2009
  • 2,8101990 to 1999
  • 8631980 to 1989
  • 6761970 to 1979
  • 1,004Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 48.7%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 71,271
  • One, attached: 5,414
  • Two: 1,908
  • 3 or 4: 3,338
  • 5 to 9: 4,511
  • 10 to 19: 4,171
  • 20 to 49: 3,458
  • 50 or more: 3,265
  • Mobile homes: 2,047
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 296

Housing units in Clay County with a mortgage: 42,349 (176 second mortgage, 2,444 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 20,699

Here:

67.7% with mortgage
State:

60.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Clay County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant55,953140
Catholic23,5119
Mainline Protestant20,19341
Other5,45423
Black Protestant1251
Orthodox441
None116,659-
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: 33
Clay County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 66
Clay County:

3.12 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 135
This county:

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Clay County:

7.9%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Clay County:

30.5%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.2%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Clay County:

Average size of farms: 188 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $35,872
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $155.47
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.60%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 63.46%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $27,175
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 44.94%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.31%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,225
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.14%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.62
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.18%
Corn for grain: 9315 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2905 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 26085 harvested acres
Vegetables: 22 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 50 acres

Earthquake activity:

Clay County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Missouri state average. It is 478% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 237.2 miles away from Clay County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 286.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 219.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 259.2 miles away from the county center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 300.0 miles away from Clay 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) earthquake occurred 359.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Missouri Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4490, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 29, 2019, FEMA Id: 4451, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 2015 to July 27, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4238: August 07, 2015, FEMA Id: 4238, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2011 to August 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3325: June 30, 2011, FEMA Id: 3325, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3317: February 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3303: January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 08, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3281: December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3281, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 05, 2007 to May 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1708: June 11, 2007, FEMA Id: 1708, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Missouri Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3232: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3232, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 18, 2004 to May 31, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1524: June 11, 2004, FEMA Id: 1524, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 14 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Clay County (24) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Clay

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 84,790 (81.8%)
  • Carpooled: 8,988 (8.7%)
  • Bus: 447 (0.4%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 16 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 872 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 62 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 1,681 (1.6%)
  • Worked at home: 6,833 (6.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (17%)
  • Vietnam (11%)
  • Iraq (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Korea (3%)
  • Sudan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Clay County


  • German (14%)
  • American (13%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • European (6%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • African (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 1,197 people in nursing homes
  • 652 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 361 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 206 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 180 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 94 people in religious group quarters
  • 81 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 35 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 18 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 17 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 17 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 13 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 2 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 2 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 2 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped

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

  • 968 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 750 people in college/university student housing
  • 334 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 294 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 117 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 84 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 60 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 16 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 10 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $73,531.

9.14% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($49,523 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.14%
Missouri average:

7.04%


0.28% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,818 average AGI)
Clay County:

0.28%
Missouri average:

0.04%

5.54% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($28,166 average AGI)
3.32% relocated from other states ($19,539 average AGI)
Clay County:

3.32%
Missouri average:

2.68%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jackson County, MO  2.26% ($44,314 average AGI)
from Platte County, MO  1.65% ($51,706)
from Johnson County, KS  0.56% ($62,830)
from Wyandotte County, KS  0.28% ($39,985)
from Ray County, MO  0.24% ($42,413)
from Clinton County, MO  0.20% ($49,088)
from Buchanan County, MO  0.16% ($44,105)


7.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($54,515 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.77%
Missouri average:

7.16%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($494 average AGI)
Clay County:

0.03%
Missouri average:

0.05%

4.82% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($31,608 average AGI)
2.93% relocated to other states ($22,413 average AGI)
Clay County:

2.93%
Missouri average:

2.80%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jackson County, MO  1.93% ($43,300 average AGI)
to Platte County, MO  1.60% ($64,171)
to Johnson County, KS  0.47% ($64,452)
to Ray County, MO  0.25% ($47,338)
to Wyandotte County, KS  0.21% ($36,503)
to Clinton County, MO  0.20% ($49,563)
to Cass County, MO  0.10% ($52,352)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 13.5

Births per 1000 population in Clay County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 7.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Clay County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Clay County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.8%
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: 27,067 (22,880 aged, 4,187 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,669 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Clay County, Missouri in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,402)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,968)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,899)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,376)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,281)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (1,001)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (827)
  • Congestive heart failure (712)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (603)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (535)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.02
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 18,745
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 367
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 53,325

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,423
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 708
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 57
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 83

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 40.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 24.6
  • Other - 15.9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 133.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 78.9
  • Poisoning - 26.8
  • Suffocation - 21.7
  • Other - 5.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 249,948
  • Male householders: 44,409 (11,418 living alone), Female householders: 48,657 (14,349 living alone)
  • 45,722 spouses (45,248 opposite-sex spouses), 8,138 unmarried partners, (7,506 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 80,901 children (74,220 natural, 2,701 adopted, 3,980 stepchildren), 5,310 grandchildren, 2,379 brothers or sisters, 3,035 parents, 213 foster children, 1,572 other relatives, 7,211 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,401

Size of family households: 26,106 2-persons, 13,870 3-persons, 11,944 4-persons, 6,083 5-persons, 2,042 6-persons, 1,292 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 25,767 1-person, 5,683 2-persons, 141 3-persons, 138 4-persons.

40,737 married couples with children.
15,025 single-parent households (4,144 men, 10,881 women).

92.2% of residents of Clay speak English at home.
3.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other language at home (65% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $600,544,000 ($3,039 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $39,527,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $282,265,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $175,842,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,929,000
Federal grants: $63,881,000
Federal procurement contracts: $20,388,000 ($960,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $55,239,000 ($21,632,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,508,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $200,143,000
Federal Government insurance: $65,984,000

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

Births: 14,913
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 7,343
Here:

36 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,400
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +9,368
Here:

+46 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Clay County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 165.95 millions of gallons per day (17% from ground, 83% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built in Clay County, Missouri
  • Year house built in Clay County, Missouri
  • 6,9592014 or later
  • 2,9452010 to 2013
  • 18,2112000 to 2009
  • 15,3781990 to 1999
  • 11,7481980 to 1989
  • 10,3481970 to 1979
  • 13,7681960 to 1969
  • 10,7561950 to 1959
  • 3,2271940 to 1949
  • 6,3391939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Clay County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Clay County, Missouri
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Clay County, Missouri
  • 491 room
  • 562 rooms
  • 1,6643 rooms
  • 3,5594 rooms
  • 11,4625 rooms
  • 15,0406 rooms
  • 10,4307 rooms
  • 8,9198 rooms
  • 11,8699+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Clay County, Missouri
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Clay County, Missouri
  • 1,1141 room
  • 1,4412 rooms
  • 5,7063 rooms
  • 7,1824 rooms
  • 6,5355 rooms
  • 4,9556 rooms
  • 1,1867 rooms
  • 1,1678 rooms
  • 7329+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Clay County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Clay County, Missouri
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Clay County, Missouri
  • 49no bedroom
  • 6321 bedroom
  • 9,2932 bedrooms
  • 30,5523 bedrooms
  • 18,8374 bedrooms
  • 3,6855+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Clay County, Missouri
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Clay County, Missouri
  • 1,204no bedroom
  • 7,0401 bedroom
  • 10,5802 bedrooms
  • 9,5033 bedrooms
  • 1,4454 bedrooms
  • 2465+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Clay County, Missouri 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
  • 606no vehicle
  • 12,7631 vehicle
  • 30,3592 vehicles
  • 13,4073 vehicles
  • 4,4534 vehicles
  • 1,4605+ 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
  • 2,885no vehicle
  • 13,2611 vehicle
  • 10,4952 vehicles
  • 2,6483 vehicles
  • 7294 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

83.2% of Clay County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Missouri.

Clay County:

83.2%
State average:

84.8%

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

  • This state: 145,186
  • Other state: 87,260
  • Northeast: 4,529
  • Midwest: 47,492
  • South: 22,277
  • West: 12,962
Year householders moved into unit in Clay County, MO
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Clay County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 74.7%Utility gas
  • 19.9%Electricity
  • 4.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.5%Utility gas
  • 42.9%Electricity
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,300
Here:

8.4%
Missouri:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,296
Here:

9.0%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,707
Here:

27.5%
Missouri:

26.0%

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 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $2,599,000
    Other: $851,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,925,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $16,560,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,671,000
    Regular Highways: $8,157,000
    General - Other: $8,029,000
    Parks and Recreation: $6,748,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,990,000
    Financial Administration: $5,653,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,366,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,482,000
    Health - Other: $558,000
    Air Transportation: $206,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $250,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,671,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,163,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $508,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $11,720,000
    Rents: $1,766,000
    Interest Earnings: $808,000
    General Revenue - Other: $491,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $153,000
    Regular Highways: $126,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,849,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $160,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,562,000
    Highways: $1,386,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $36,106,000
    Property: $4,988,000
    Other: $808,000
    Other Selective Sales: $660,000
    Other License: $608,000

Clay County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $2,599,000
    Other: $851,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,925,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $16,560,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,671,000
    Regular Highways: $8,157,000
    General - Other: $8,029,000
    Parks and Recreation: $6,748,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,990,000
    Financial Administration: $5,653,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,366,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,482,000
    Health - Other: $558,000
    Air Transportation: $206,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $250,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,671,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,163,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $508,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $11,720,000
    Rents: $1,766,000
    Interest Earnings: $808,000
    General Revenue - Other: $491,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $153,000
    Regular Highways: $126,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,849,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $160,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,562,000
    Highways: $1,386,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $36,106,000
    Property: $4,988,000
    Other: $808,000
    Other Selective Sales: $660,000
    Other License: $608,000

Clay County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $2,599,000
    Other: $851,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,925,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $16,560,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,671,000
    Regular Highways: $8,157,000
    General - Other: $8,029,000
    Parks and Recreation: $6,748,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,990,000
    Financial Administration: $5,653,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,366,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,482,000
    Health - Other: $558,000
    Air Transportation: $206,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $250,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,671,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,163,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $508,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $11,720,000
    Rents: $1,766,000
    Interest Earnings: $808,000
    General Revenue - Other: $491,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $153,000
    Regular Highways: $126,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,849,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $160,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,562,000
    Highways: $1,386,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $36,106,000
    Property: $4,988,000
    Other: $808,000
    Other Selective Sales: $660,000
    Other License: $608,000

Clay County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $2,599,000
    Other: $851,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $1,925,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $16,560,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,671,000
    Regular Highways: $8,157,000
    General - Other: $8,029,000
    Parks and Recreation: $6,748,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,990,000
    Financial Administration: $5,653,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,366,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,482,000
    Health - Other: $558,000
    Air Transportation: $206,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $250,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,671,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,163,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $508,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $11,720,000
    Rents: $1,766,000
    Interest Earnings: $808,000
    General Revenue - Other: $491,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $153,000
    Regular Highways: $126,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,849,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $160,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $4,562,000
    Highways: $1,386,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $36,106,000
    Property: $4,988,000
    Other: $808,000
    Other Selective Sales: $660,000
    Other License: $608,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,683
  • Number of aged recipients: 158
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,525
  • Number of recipients under 18: 292
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,114
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 277
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 615
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 757
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 37 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,806$141,6151,342$150,2446,466$160,061241$44,9597$782,286394$102,16822$103,864
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED71$140,90194$145,181596$157,97857$27,0350$021$77,1438$54,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED179$130,749173$155,2021,824$162,135160$31,1500$059$110,57620$32,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN156$137,853128$154,1801,460$162,29741$66,0732$14,273,50045$99,9114$38,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS24$133,45815$170,133307$158,75214$58,0000$07$81,0001$48,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 37 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED347$184,231392$182,2602$182,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED73$185,548103$186,4952$118,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED44$193,45555$207,6362$73,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN26$197,57740$201,3753$188,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$124,0006$212,6671$96,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Clay, MO
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Clay, MO - Value
Most common first names in Clay County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary76679.4 years
John70174.1 years
William67074.4 years
James63471.3 years
Robert53270.1 years
Charles48773.4 years
George36375.8 years
Helen33679.6 years
Dorothy32677.6 years
Margaret26979.9 years
Most common last names in Clay County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith34675.8 years
Williams23374.7 years
Miller20276.4 years
Brown18076.1 years
Johnson17677.0 years
Jones17376.2 years
Moore13777.0 years
Anderson12677.4 years
Harris12275.9 years
Davis12276.7 years
Businesses in Clay County, MO
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness1Lane Furniture2
7-Eleven1Little Caesars Pizza1
ALDI1Long John Silver's2
AMF Bowling2Lowe's2
AT&T3Marriott1
Ace Hardware3MasterBrand Cabinets9
Advance Auto Parts3Mazda1
Applebee's1McDonald's10
Arby's4Motherhood Maternity1
AutoZone1New Balance3
Baskin-Robbins3Nike1
Best Western1Office Depot1
Blockbuster3OfficeMax1
Burger King5Olive Garden1
CVS7Panda Express2
Caribou Coffee1Panera Bread1
Catherines1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet3Payless1
Chick-Fil-A1Penske1
Chipotle1Pizza Hut8
Church's Chicken2Popeyes3
Cinnabon 1Quiznos3
Comfort Inn2RadioShack1
Cricket Wireless6Red Robin1
Crossland Economy Studios1Red Roof Inn1
Curves3Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen1SAS Shoes1
Days Inn2SONIC Drive-In6
Dennys1Sam's Club1
Domino's Pizza2Sears4
Econo Lodge2Sleep Inn1
Famous Footwear1Sprint Nextel1
Fashion Bug1Starbucks4
FedEx33Steak 'n Shake1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Subaru1
Ford2Subway12
GNC2Super 84
GameStop1T-Mobile2
H&R Block9Taco Bell5
Hardee's1Target1
Hilton1Toys"R"Us1
Hobby Lobby1True Value1
Holiday Inn3U-Haul7
Home Depot1UPS38
HomeTown Buffet1Volkswagen1
IHOP2Waffle House2
KFC1Walgreens4
Kincaid1Walmart1
Kmart2Wendy's4
La Quinta1YMCA1
La-Z-Boy1

Clay County on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"