County population in 2012: 9,297 (all rural); it was 10,330 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,136 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,805 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,179 Renter-occupied apartments: 787 (it was 841 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 342 sq. mi. Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 27 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Clay County: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.5%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.4%), Retail trade (11.2%), Construction (10.2%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $321 (0.4%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $175 (0.3%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 25.2%
(25.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 13.5% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 54 years old, Asian residents: 49 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34 years old, Other race residents: 16 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Area name: Charleston, WV HUD Metro FMR Area Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Clay County is $432 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $540 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $688 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Clay County: Pond Ridge Lookout Tower (A), Mountain Home (B), Big Otter Mountain (C), Big Sycamore (D), Birch Run (E), Standingrock (F), Big Otter Volunteer Fire Department (G), Lizemores Volunteer Fire Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Clay County include: Horners Fork Missionary Baptist Church (A), Walnut Grove United Methodist Church (B), Hyer Chapel (C), Ida Missionary Baptist Church (D), Valley Ridge United Methodist Church (E), Indore Chapel (F), Valley Chapel (G), Laurel Fork Missionary Baptist Church (H), Laurel Fork Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Hively Cemetery (1), White Cemetery (2), Duffield Cemetery (3), Kyle Cemetery (4), Turner Cemetery (5), Hinkle Cemetery (6), Eagle Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Turkey Fork (A), Tent Branch (B), Taylor Creek (C), Sycamore Run (D), Sycamore Creek (E), Swimminghole Run (F), Sugarcamp Run (G), Strickland Run (H), Stinsonlick Fork (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 160 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $3,094 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $26.80 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.98% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 85.80% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $6,573 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.25% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $17,886 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 99.15% Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.74 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.63% Vegetables: 10 harvested acres Land in orchards: 5 acres
Clay County-area historical earthquake activity is below West Virginia state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 98.5 miles away from the county center On 4/22/1991 at 01:01:20, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 9.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 59.4 miles away from the county center On 6/28/1991 at 18:34:51, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 34.3 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Most recent natural disasters:
West Virginia Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1881): March 2, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1881, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
West Virginia Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 3, 2008 to June 7, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1769): June 19, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1769, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
West Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3221): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3221, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 27, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1558): September 20, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1558, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: May 27, 2004 to June 28, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1522): June 7, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1522, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: November 11, 2003 to November 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1500): November 21, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1500, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
West Virginia Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 16, 2003 to March 28, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1455): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1455, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
West Virginia Southwest Complex Fire, Incident Period: November 16, 2001 to November 30, 2001, Natural disaster type: Fire
West Virginia Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: May 15, 2001 to September 4, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1378): June 3, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1378, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 26, 1998 to July 27, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1229): July 1, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1229, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Clay County (15) is greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Landslides: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9
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: 11.8
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: 3.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Clay County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,993 (1,413 aged, 580 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1313.250 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1091.150
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 9.5 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 9.66
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 7,935 (1,894 male householders, 672 female householders)
1,999 spouses, 2,554 children (2,272 natural, 93 adopted, 189 stepchildren), 317 grandchildren, 63 brothers or sisters, 43 parents, 113 other relatives, 229 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,377 (597 male householders (496 living alone)), 565 female householders (482 living alone)), 215 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 74 (56 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 1,158 2-persons, 605 3-persons, 462 4-persons, 208 5-persons, 69 6-persons, 64 7-or-more-persons.
97.8% of residents of Clay County speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (37% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 46% speak English not well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $72,971,000 ($7000 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $548,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $30,829,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,752,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $40,000 Federal grants: $25,311,000 Federal procurement contracts: $406,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $1,633,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $21,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $357,000 Federal Government insurance: $7,210,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
70 per 1000 residents
60 per 1000 residents
58 per 1000 residents
61 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: 0
0 per 1000 residents
+2 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -86
-8 per 1000 residents
+6 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Clay County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.42 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 16
2000 to 2004: 331
1990 to 1999: 1,084
1980 to 1989: 812
1970 to 1979: 906
1960 to 1969: 353
1950 to 1959: 495
1940 to 1949: 446
1939 or earlier: 579
Rooms in houses/apartments in Clay County, West Virginia
66% of Clay County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in West Virginia.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 8918
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $50,700
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Clay County