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Clay County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2016: 20,112 (44% urban, 56% rural); it was 21,979 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,057
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,501
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,984
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,471 (it was 2,168 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

30%

Land area: 409 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 49 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Clay County: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (55.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 48%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Clay County, MS (2017)
    • 11,85653.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7,82235.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2551.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1300.6%Asian alone
    • 650.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 560.3%Two or more races
Median resident age:

39.4 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years
Males: 9,318  (46.3%)
Females: 10,794  (53.7%)
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Average household size:
Clay County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,596 ($27,372 in 1999)
This county:

$35,596
Mississippi:

$43,529

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $458 (lower quartile is $362, upper quartile is $560)
This county:

$458
State:

$574


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $107,753 (it was $58,000 in 2000)
Clay:

$107,753
Mississippi:

$120,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,622 - $162,384
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $883
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $352

Institutionalized population: 296
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 23 buildings, average cost: $122,200
  • 1998: 35 buildings, average cost: $122,400
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $84,900
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $91,500
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $70,100
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $125,200
  • 2003: 11 buildings, average cost: $11,800
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $105,200
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $957,000
  • 2007: 17 buildings, average cost: $159,200
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $153,400
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2015: 11 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 2016: 12 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $80,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Clay, MS residents
Average permit cost in Clay, MS
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $778 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $600 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Clay, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Clay, MS in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Clay, MS in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.0%
Clay County:

23.0%
Mississippi:

19.8%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.8% for Black residents, 5.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.9% for American Indian residents, 46.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 39.4 years old
(Males: 39.1 years old, Females: 39.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.6 years old, Black residents: 35.0 years old, American Indian residents: 24.8 years old, Asian residents: 35.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 12.1 years old, Other race residents: 31.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Clay County is $379 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $455 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $663 a month.

Cities in this county include: West Point.

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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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Clay County: Eggleston Spur (A), Colony Town (B), Greenwood Country Club (C), Tackett Fish Farms (D), Leflore County Country Club (E), Minter City Junction (F), Peebles Landing (G), Powell Landing (H), Race Track (I), McLean Spur (J), Walker Lake Pumping Plant (K), Florewood River Plantation Museum (L), Phillipston Volunteer Fire Department (M), Money Volunteer Fire Department (N), Minter City Fire Department (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Clay County include: New Jerusalem Church (A), New Prospect Church (B), Newena Church (C), Newlight Church (D), Page Chapel (E), Palestine Church (F), Payne Church (G), Perry Chapel (H), Hayward Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Majet Cemetery (1), Humphrey Cemetery (2), Cypress Grove Cemetery (3), McIntyre Cemetery (4), Jones Chapel Cemetery (5), McNutt Cemetery (6), Eastmoney Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Fish Lake (A), Sixmile Lake (B), Blue Lake (C), Six Mile Lake (D), Walkers Lake (E), Ellison Lake (F), Horseshoe Lake (G), East Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bear Gut Bayou (A), Baker Creek (B), Pelucia Creek (C), Tallahatchie River (D), Turkey Bayou (E), Tippo Bayou (F), Burns Slough (G), The Elbow (H), Rattlesnake Bayou (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Clay County include: Florewood River Plantation State Park (1), Greentree State Waterfowl Production Area (2), Landers Landing Public Access (3), Mathews Brake National Wildlife Refuge (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Dorchester County, South Carolina , Montgomery County , St. Clair County, Alabama , Gwinnett County, Georgia , Haralson County, Georgia , Hopkins County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.7%
Mississippi:

4.8%

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

Current college students: 1,013
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 134 (35.1% naturalized citizens)

Clay County:

0.7%
Whole state:

2.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 652010 or later
  • 182000 to 2009
  • 371990 to 1999
  • 71980 to 1989
  • 61970 to 1979
  • 36Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.5%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,531
  • One, attached: 61
  • Two: 553
  • 3 or 4: 300
  • 5 to 9: 255
  • 10 to 19: 30
  • 20 to 49: 39
  • 50 or more: 53
  • Mobile homes: 1,567

Housing units in Clay County with a mortgage: 2,509 (33 second mortgage, 52 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,850

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

49.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Clay County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,29235
Mainline Protestant2,16113
Black Protestant7784
Other4741
Catholic2151
None8,714-
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: 6
Clay County:

2.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Clay County:

9.06 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Clay County:

13.4%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Clay County:

35.2%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.6%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Clay County:

Average size of farms: 260 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $23,304
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $143.24
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 76.53%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $28,231
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 14.71%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.21%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $39,230
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.95%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.38
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.41%
Corn for grain: 1024 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 3667 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 4584 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 505 acres

Tornado activity:

Clay County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 1113551.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 11 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 1/26/1967, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.0 miles away from Clay County center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 51.2 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 166.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.8 miles away from the 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 187.1 miles away from Clay County center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 212.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2015 to December 28, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4248: January 04, 2016, FEMA Id: 4248, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1972: April 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 1972, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Mississippi Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1604: August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1604, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 15, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1594: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1594, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 20, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1550: September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 1550, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and High Winds, Incident Period: May 05, 2003 to May 08, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1470: May 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 1470, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Mississippi Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 10, 2002 to November 11, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1443: November 14, 2002, FEMA Id: 1443, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Mississippi Tornadoes and Severe Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2001 to March 15, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1360: February 23, 2001, FEMA Id: 1360, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Mississippi Severe Winter Storms, Ice and Freezing Rain, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 26, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1265: January 25, 1999, FEMA Id: 1265, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Freeze
  • Mississippi Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: April 26, 1991 to May 31, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-906: May 17, 1991, FEMA Id: 906, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Clay County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 3, Winds: 3, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 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: 5,124 (87.3%)
  • Carpooled: 420 (7.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 21 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 102 (1.7%)
  • Worked at home: 190 (3.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

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


  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (36%)
  • India (28%)
  • Guatemala (12%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • Australia (8%)
  • Netherlands (5%)
  • Scotland (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Clay County


  • English (9%)
  • American (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • German (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Polish (1%)

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

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

  • 174 people in nursing homes
  • 116 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 83 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 5 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill

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

  • 153 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 143 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,056.

4.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,599 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.13%
Mississippi average:

6.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.31% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($33,878 average AGI)
0.82% relocated from other states ($3,721 average AGI)
Clay County:

0.82%
Mississippi average:

2.61%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Oktibbeha County, MS  0.81% ($30,214 average AGI)
from Lowndes County, MS  0.63% ($35,705)
from Chickasaw County, MS  0.33% ($24,957)


4.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,149 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
Mississippi average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.61% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($25,105 average AGI)
1.28% relocated to other states ($11,044 average AGI)
Clay County:

1.28%
Mississippi average:

2.94%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lowndes County, MS  0.84% ($27,797 average AGI)
to Oktibbeha County, MS  0.78% ($45,091)
to Monroe County, MS  0.57% ($33,400)
to Lee County, MS  0.36% ($23,120)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.4

Births per 1000 population in Clay County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Clay County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 14.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Clay County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.9%
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: 3,690 (2,713 aged, 977 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 637 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (469)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (213)
  • Congestive heart failure (143)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (141)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (136)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (97)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (86)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (82)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (71)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (67)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.62
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16,938
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 277
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 69,829

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,517
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 839
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 71

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,112
  • In family households: 17,096 (2,185 male householders, 3,035 female householders)
    3,066 spouses, 6,717 children (6,216 natural, 198 adopted, 294 stepchildren), 1,060 grandchildren, 369 brothers or sisters, 118 parents, 244 other relatives, 299 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,748 (1,229 male householders (1,083 living alone)), 1,269 female householders (1,217 living alone)), 248 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 244

Size of family households: 2,487 2-persons, 1,230 3-persons, 819 4-persons, 472 5-persons, 180 6-persons, 32 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,300 1-person, 184 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 15 4-persons.

1,772 married couples with children.
2,079 single-parent households (213 men, 1,866 women).

98.6% of residents of Clay speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 47% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $122,939,000 ($5,678 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,774,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $52,890,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $24,028,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,918,000
Federal grants: $34,230,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,308,000 ($149,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,565,000 ($5,288,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,036,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,929,000
Federal Government insurance: $24,978,000

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

Births: 1,689
Here:

80 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,182
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +34
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,266
Here -60 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Clay County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.42 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.7

Year house built in Clay County, Mississippi
  • Year house built in Clay County, Mississippi
  • 982014 or later
  • 2212010 to 2013
  • 6322000 to 2009
  • 1,4451990 to 1999
  • 1,7691980 to 1989
  • 2,1341970 to 1979
  • 1,3741960 to 1969
  • 7941950 to 1959
  • 1641940 to 1949
  • 6111939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Clay County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Clay County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Clay County, Mississippi
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 363 rooms
  • 3884 rooms
  • 1,4545 rooms
  • 1,3136 rooms
  • 1,0427 rooms
  • 4548 rooms
  • 6539+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Clay County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Clay County, Mississippi
  • 81 room
  • 482 rooms
  • 1533 rooms
  • 5024 rooms
  • 9055 rooms
  • 4426 rooms
  • 2297 rooms
  • 668 rooms
  • 439+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Clay County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Clay County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Clay County, Mississippi
  • 0no bedroom
  • 641 bedroom
  • 6612 bedrooms
  • 3,2233 bedrooms
  • 1,1334 bedrooms
  • 2645+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Clay County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Clay County, Mississippi
  • 8no bedroom
  • 2811 bedroom
  • 8092 bedrooms
  • 1,0723 bedrooms
  • 1574 bedrooms
  • 425+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Clay County, Mississippi 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
  • 200no vehicle
  • 1,3501 vehicle
  • 2,1622 vehicles
  • 9813 vehicles
  • 4854 vehicles
  • 1705+ 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
  • 466no vehicle
  • 1,0641 vehicle
  • 5782 vehicles
  • 1433 vehicles
  • 564 vehicles
  • 715+ vehicles

91.0% 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, 59% lived in Mississippi.

Clay County:

91.0%
State average:

86.6%

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

  • This state: 16,942
  • Other state: 2,998
  • Northeast: 233
  • Midwest: 1,034
  • South: 1,409
  • West: 281
Year householders moved into unit in Clay County, MS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Clay County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 43.6%Electricity
  • 31.9%Utility gas
  • 22.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.6%Electricity
  • 34.9%Utility gas
  • 9.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%Wood
  • 0.8%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 438
Here:

18.1%
Mississippi:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 136
Here:

11.2%
Mississippi:

11.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 60
Here:

5.3%
Mississippi:

12.5%

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 - Solid Waste Management: $686,000
    Other: $613,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,534,000
    General - Other: $22,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,325,000
    Police Protection: $1,699,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,133,000
    Financial Administration: $1,114,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,021,000
    General - Other: $950,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $681,000
    General Public Buildings: $279,000
    Health - Other: $271,000
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $61,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $672,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $530,000
    Other - General - Other: $350,000
    Other - Libraries: $79,000
    Other - Health - Other: $24,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $42,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,551,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,380,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $621,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $450,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $254,000
    General Revenue - Other: $215,000
    Interest Earnings: $33,000
    Sale of Property: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $90,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,675,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,316,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,556,000
    Other: $2,224,000
    General Local Government Support: $838,000
    Health and Hospitals: $139,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,536,000
    Other License: $297,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $129,000

Clay County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $686,000
    Other: $613,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,534,000
    General - Other: $22,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,325,000
    Police Protection: $1,699,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,133,000
    Financial Administration: $1,114,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,021,000
    General - Other: $950,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $681,000
    General Public Buildings: $279,000
    Health - Other: $271,000
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $61,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $672,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $530,000
    Other - General - Other: $350,000
    Other - Libraries: $79,000
    Other - Health - Other: $24,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $42,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,551,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,380,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $621,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $450,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $254,000
    General Revenue - Other: $215,000
    Interest Earnings: $33,000
    Sale of Property: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $90,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,675,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,316,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,556,000
    Other: $2,224,000
    General Local Government Support: $838,000
    Health and Hospitals: $139,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,536,000
    Other License: $297,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $129,000

Clay County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $686,000
    Other: $613,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,534,000
    General - Other: $22,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,325,000
    Police Protection: $1,699,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,133,000
    Financial Administration: $1,114,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,021,000
    General - Other: $950,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $681,000
    General Public Buildings: $279,000
    Health - Other: $271,000
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $61,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $672,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $530,000
    Other - General - Other: $350,000
    Other - Libraries: $79,000
    Other - Health - Other: $24,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $42,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,551,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,380,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $621,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $450,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $254,000
    General Revenue - Other: $215,000
    Interest Earnings: $33,000
    Sale of Property: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $90,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,675,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,316,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,556,000
    Other: $2,224,000
    General Local Government Support: $838,000
    Health and Hospitals: $139,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,536,000
    Other License: $297,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $129,000

Clay County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $686,000
    Other: $613,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,534,000
    General - Other: $22,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,325,000
    Police Protection: $1,699,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,133,000
    Financial Administration: $1,114,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,021,000
    General - Other: $950,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $681,000
    General Public Buildings: $279,000
    Health - Other: $271,000
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $61,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $672,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $530,000
    Other - General - Other: $350,000
    Other - Libraries: $79,000
    Other - Health - Other: $24,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $42,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,551,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,380,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $621,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $450,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $254,000
    General Revenue - Other: $215,000
    Interest Earnings: $33,000
    Sale of Property: $32,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $90,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,675,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,316,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,556,000
    Other: $2,224,000
    General Local Government Support: $838,000
    Health and Hospitals: $139,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,536,000
    Other License: $297,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $129,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,132
  • Number of aged recipients: 126
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,006
  • Number of recipients under 18: 214
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 635
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 283
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 421
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 504
Most common first names in Clay County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James19070.8 years
Mary18277.3 years
John14172.3 years
Willie12175.0 years
William9774.9 years
Robert9671.1 years
Annie9277.9 years
George6474.3 years
Thomas4972.3 years
Charles4467.4 years
Most common last names in Clay County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7774.8 years
Walker5872.4 years
Williams5276.6 years
Young4976.2 years
Jones4973.2 years
Johnson4975.2 years
Davis4877.1 years
Moore4577.5 years
White4173.4 years
Harris4177.1 years
Businesses in Clay County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Popeyes1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Hardee's1True Value1
Hilton1U-Haul2
Holiday Inn1UPS2
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger1