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Clay County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2015: 10,982 (all rural); it was 8,775 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,968
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,704
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,255
Renter-occupied apartments: 988 (it was 592 in 2000)
% of renters here:

15%
State:

33%

Land area: 215 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 51 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Clay County: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (33.9%), Wholesale trade (33.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.5%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (13.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 50%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 50%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Clay County, North Carolina:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.4%)
Median resident age:  51.4 years
North Carolina median age:  38.7 years
Males: 5,227  (47.6%)
Females: 5,755  (52.4%)
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Clay County,NC real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Clay County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $40,015 ($31,397 in 1999)

This county:

$40,015
North Carolina:

$50,584

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $532 (lower quartile is $424, upper quartile is $597)
This county:

$532
State:

$670


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $157,285 (it was $91,100 in 2000)
Clay:

$157,285
North Carolina:

$165,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $97,742 - $266,566
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $962
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $277

Institutionalized population: 81

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 52
  • Thefts: 69
  • Auto thefts: 21

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 71
  • Thefts: 40
  • Auto thefts: 9
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 151 buildings, average cost: $122,400
  • 2001: 129 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 2002: 155 buildings, average cost: $127,800
  • 2003: 173 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2004: 192 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2007: 130 buildings, average cost: $200,700
  • 2008: 86 buildings, average cost: $220,000
  • 2009: 44 buildings, average cost: $192,800
  • 2010: 41 buildings, average cost: $173,700
  • 2011: 40 buildings, average cost: $162,800
  • 2012: 32 buildings, average cost: $241,400
  • 2013: 44 buildings, average cost: $221,800
  • 2014: 43 buildings, average cost: $301,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $755 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $707 (0.5%)

Clay County household income distribution in 2009 Clay County home values distribution Clay County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 18.7%
Clay County:

18.7%
North Carolina:

15.4%
(18.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 83.3% for Black residents, 41.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 84.2% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 51.4 years old
(Males: 51.0 years old, Females: 52.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 52.3 years old, Black residents: 56.6 years old, American Indian residents: 67.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 10.9 years old, Other race residents: 14.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Clay County is $420 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $660 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hayesville.

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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Neighboring counties: Cross County, Arkansas , Lauderdale County, Alabama , Union County, South Carolina , Sebastian County, Arkansas , Woodruff County, Arkansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 426
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 342 (48.9% naturalized citizens)

Clay County:

3.1%
Whole state:

7.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 34
  • 2000 to 2009: 116
  • 1990 to 1999: 31
  • 1980 to 1989: 27
  • 1970 to 1979: 9
  • Before 1970: 52
Note: State values scaled to Clay County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 51.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,580
  • One, attached: 21
  • Two: 48
  • 3 or 4: 246
  • 5 to 9: 41
  • 10 to 19: 44
  • 20 to 49: 31
  • 50 or more: 73
  • Mobile homes: 1,247

Housing units in Clay County with a mortgage: 1,844 (8 second mortgage, 260 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,713

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

63.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Clay County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,12637
Mainline Protestant1,1947
Catholic6131
None563-
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: 1
Clay County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Clay County:

3.92 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

8.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Clay County:

10.8%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Clay County:

24.6%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.0%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Clay County:

Average size of farms: 80 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $7,942
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $153.78
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 65.37%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $7,904
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.37%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.30%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $40,570
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.45%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.23
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.27%
Corn for grain: 309 harvested acres
Vegetables: 16 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Clay County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 53.3 miles away from Clay County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 109.8 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 111.1 miles away from the county center
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 219.0 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 327.3 miles away from Clay County center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 228.1 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:

  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Severe Storm, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 06, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1073: October 23, 1995, FEMA Id: 1073, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • North Carolina Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3110: March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: 3110, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • North Carolina SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: June 25, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-394: June 25, 1973, FEMA Id: 394, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Clay County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (29%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (25%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

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

  • Canada (32%)
  • Mexico (27%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (6%)
  • Australia (5%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (5%)
  • Ireland (4%)

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

  • American (33%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • English (10%)
  • Scotch-Irish (7%)
  • Scottish (5%)
  • German (4%)
  • European (2%)

Clay County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,160 (82.9%)
  • Carpooled: 270 (10.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 21 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 38 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 112 (4.3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


People in group quarters in Clay County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 100 people in nursing homes
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Clay County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 75 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,922.

7.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,462 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
North Carolina average:

7.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.54% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($9,259 average AGI)
4.70% relocated from other states ($29,203 average AGI)
Clay County:

4.70%
North Carolina average:

3.45%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cherokee County, NC  1.67% ($24,224 average AGI)
from Towns County, GA  0.72% ($44,000)


6.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
North Carolina average:

6.77%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.07% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($9,682 average AGI)
4.25% relocated to other states ($19,051 average AGI)
Clay County:

4.25%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cherokee County, NC  1.08% ($23,595 average AGI)
to Towns County, GA  0.64% ($19,455)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0

Births per 1000 population in Clay County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Clay County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Clay County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.2%
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: 2,571 (2,119 aged, 452 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 307 (16%)

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, North Carolina in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (137)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (121)
  • Unspecified dementia (104)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (92)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (74)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (72)
  • Congestive heart failure (65)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (64)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (43)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (41)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 840
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,342
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 12
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 41

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,982
  • In family households: 8,939 (1,773 male householders, 1,357 female householders)
    2,676 spouses, 2,449 children (2,253 natural, 67 adopted, 128 stepchildren), 332 grandchildren, 45 brothers or sisters, 98 parents, 75 other relatives, 115 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,976 (592 male householders (530 living alone)), 928 female householders (829 living alone)), 455 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 73

Size of family households: 2,019 2-persons, 322 3-persons, 550 4-persons, 216 5-persons, 8 6-persons, 35 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,361 1-person, 121 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

1,105 married couples with children.
572 single-parent households (136 men, 436 women).

98.2% of residents of Clay speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (98% speak English very well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $63,419,000 ($6,699 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,944,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $34,857,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,377,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $74,000
Federal grants: $15,138,000
Federal procurement contracts: $561,000 ($137,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,412,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,112,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $253,000
Federal Government insurance: $8,179,000

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

Births: 444
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 593
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +9
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,150
Here:

+118 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Clay County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.19 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 69
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,875
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,265
  • 1980 to 1989: 974
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,202
  • 1960 to 1969: 841
  • 1950 to 1959: 251
  • 1940 to 1949: 373
  • 1939 or earlier: 312
Note: State values scaled to Clay population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Clay County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Clay County population
  • 1 room: 18
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 259
  • 4 rooms: 300
  • 5 rooms: 917
  • 6 rooms: 903
  • 7 rooms: 303
  • 8 rooms: 341
  • 9+ rooms: 442
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 39
  • 3 rooms: 160
  • 4 rooms: 336
  • 5 rooms: 209
  • 6 rooms: 47
  • 7 rooms: 112
  • 8 rooms: 76
  • 9+ rooms: 147
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Clay County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Clay County population
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 149
  • 2 bedrooms: 828
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,847
  • 4 bedrooms: 489
  • 5+ bedrooms: 163
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 173
  • 2 bedrooms: 504
  • 3 bedrooms: 342
  • 4 bedrooms: 101
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Clay County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Clay County population
  • no vehicle: 144
  • 1 vehicle: 892
  • 2 vehicles: 1,515
  • 3 vehicles: 688
  • 4 vehicles: 231
  • 5+ vehicles: 27
  • no vehicle: 57
  • 1 vehicle: 638
  • 2 vehicles: 371
  • 3 vehicles: 50
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

88% of Clay County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 88% lived in North Carolina.

Clay County:

87.6%
State average:

84.3%

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

  • This state: 3,032
  • Other state: 7,640
  • Northeast: 984
  • Midwest: 1,234
  • South: 5,012
  • West: 398

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Clay County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (53.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.4%)
  • Wood (6.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.1%)
  • Utility gas (1.5%)
  • Electricity (72.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.8%)
  • Utility gas (4.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.1%)
  • Wood (2.5%)
  • No fuel used (1.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 101
Here:

11.1%
North Carolina:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 37
Here:

6.7%
North Carolina:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 46
Here:

10.0%
North Carolina:

17.5%

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 - Water Utilities: $1,613,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $278,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $9,579,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,772,000
    General - Other: $1,299,000
    Police Protection: $611,000
    Welfare - Other: $605,000
    Financial Administration: $409,000
    Central Staff Services: $369,000
    Fire Protection: $341,000
    Solid Waste Management: $341,000
    General Public Buildings: $221,000
    Corrections - Other: $186,000
    Sewerage: $168,000
    Parks & Recreation: $130,000
    Libraries: $96,000
    Water Utilities: $72,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $64,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $54,000
    Housing & Community Development: $53,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $123,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $28,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $133,000
    Health - Other: $76,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $30,000
    Police Protection: $17,000
    Parks & Recreation: $16,000
    Welfare - Other: $11,000
    Central Staff: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Water Utilities: $2,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,275,000

Clay County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $402,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $333,000
    Solid Waste Management: $195,000
    Sewerage: $168,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $94,000
    Parks & Recreation: $59,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $86,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $87,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $67,000
    Rents: $17,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $72,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $8,500,000
    Housing & Community Development: $1,612,000
    Health & Hospitals: $1,183,000
    Public Welfare: $649,000
    All Other: $362,000
    General Support: $330,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,233,000
    Total General Sales: $1,415,000
    NEC: $266,000

Clay County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $1,598,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $571,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $1,543,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Elementary and Secondary Education: $571,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $55,000

Clay County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,342,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 303
  • Number of aged recipients: 54
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 249
  • Number of recipients under 18: 30
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 180
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 93
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 155
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 125
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, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6075.0 years
Robert5674.9 years
John5477.0 years
William5476.4 years
Mary4280.8 years
Charles3275.4 years
George2678.5 years
Frank2575.8 years
Paul2478.4 years
Fred2379.7 years
Most common last names in Clay County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ledford11379.2 years
Martin4478.7 years
Moore4281.0 years
Hogsed4076.9 years
Anderson3575.0 years
Mcclure3176.5 years
Penland2884.0 years
Davenport2883.6 years
Moss2572.6 years
Patterson2570.8 years
Businesses in Clay County, NC
NameCountNameCount
FedEx2Subway1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul2
Lane Furniture1UPS2
McDonald's1