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Clayton County, Iowa (IA)


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County population in 2012: 17,835 (3% urban, 97% rural); it was 18,678 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,165
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,654
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,649
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,780 (it was 1,726 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

28%

Land area: 779 sq. mi.
Water area: 14.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 23 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Clayton County: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.5%), Manufacturing (19.3%), Retail trade (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Clayton County, Iowa:


Median resident age:  45.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Males: 9,079  (50.9%)
Females: 9,050  (49.1%)

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Clayton County,IA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Clayton County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,469 ($34,068 in 1999)
This county:

$41469
Iowa:

$48044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $352 (lower quartile is $278, upper quartile is $424)
This county:

$352
State:

$496


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $99,665 (it was $71,300 in 2000)
Clayton County:

$99,665
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,535 - $169,516

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $155,555
Here:

$155,555
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $609,840
Here:

$609,840
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $102,152
Here:

$102,152
State:

$128,390

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $162,746
Here:

$162,746
State:

$135,565

Mobile homes: $37,520
Here:

$37,520
State:

$29,315

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $16,963
Here:

$16,963
State:

$33,502
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $964
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $295

Institutionalized population: 219

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


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


Clayton County, IA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,226 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,101 (1.3%)


Clayton County household income distribution in 2009 Clayton County home values distribution


Clayton County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.3%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Black residents, 45.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 78.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 62.5% for other race residents, 36.1% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 45 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 17 years old, American Indian residents: 38 years old, Asian residents: 28 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

8.6%
Whole state:

9.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

3.2%
Whole state:

3.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Clayton County is $388 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $645 a month.

Cities in this county include: Guttenberg, Monona, Elkader, Strawberry Point, Edgewood, McGregor, Garnavillo, Marquette, Farmersburg, Luana.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Clayton County: Buena Vista School (A), Camp Ewalu (B), Adams Dairy (C), City of Monona Wastewater Treatment Plant (D), Clayton County Fairgrounds (E), Springville (F), Jefferson (G), Springfield (H), Bismark Station (I), Saint Patrick Station (J), Hefel School (K), Garber Bridge Access (L), Motor Mill Access (M), Stone's Plantation (N), Cox Creek Rest Area (O), Mederville Access (P), French Town Lake Access (Q), Backbone Golf and Country Club (R), Froelich Historic Site (S), Spook Cave and Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Clayton County include: Bethel Church (A), East Clermont Church (B), First Evangelical Church (C), Goshen Church (D), Highland Church (E), Norway Church (F), Norwegian Church (G), Ceres Church (H), Saint Sebalds Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Apostolic Cemetery (1), Asbury Cemetery (2), Koenig Cemetery (3), Noggle Cemetery (4), Mederville Cemetery (5), Dohrer Cemetery (6), Pioneer Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Frenchtown Lake (A), Spring Lake (B), Wachendorf Lake (C), Dead Lake (D), Wood Duck Slough (E), Big Pond (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bear Creek (A), Beaver Creek (B), Panther Creek (C), Bloody Run (D), Bluebell Creek (E), Brownfield Creek (F), Bruce Creek (G), Buck Creek (H), Coon Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Clayton County include: Bloody Run Wildlife Management Area (1), Sny Magill North Cedar Creek Wildlife Management Area (2), Roberts Creek State Preserve (3), Buck Creek Area Park (4), Bixby State Park (5), Chicken Ridge Scenic Overlook Park (6), Volga White Pine Forest Preserve (7), Hewitt-Ensign Creek Wildlife Management Area (8), Mossy Glen State Preserve (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Allamakee County , Buchanan County , Crawford County, Wisconsin , Grant County, Wisconsin , Delaware County , Dubuque County , Fayette County , Winneshiek County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 382
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 218 (35% naturalized citizens)

Clayton County:

1.2%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.3%

Clayton County marital status for males
Clayton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Clayton County with a mortgage: 1,864 (162 second mortgage, 128 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,840

Here:

50.3% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 81.82%
Here81.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 15,282
Total congregations: 45

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents6,123 (40.1%)6,029 (39.5%)1,587 (10.4%)789 (5.2%)754 (4.9%)
Congregations20 (44.4%)9 (20.0%)6 (13.3%)2 (4.4%)8 (17.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Clayton County - Guttenberg, Monona, Elkader, Strawberry Point, Edgewood

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Clayton County:

13.01 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.4%
Iowa:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Clayton County:

15.5%
State:

14.5%


Agriculture in Clayton County:

Average size of farms: 270 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $99,905
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $216.42
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.24%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.44%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $85,823
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 57.32%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.20%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $91,835
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.88%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 18.91
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 22.81%
Corn for grain: 130871 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 93 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 58962 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 92 acres

Tornado activity:

Clayton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 1.2 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 28 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/30/1985, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 27 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Clayton County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 4, Floods: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Transportation equipment (3%)
  • Machinery (3%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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




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





Clayton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,438 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 1,125 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 22 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0%)
  • Walked: 593 (6%)
  • Other means: 68 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,058 (11%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Clayton County, Iowa in 2000:

People in group quarters in Clayton County, Iowa in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $40,973.

5.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,938 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
Iowa average:

6.30%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.01% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($18,744 average AGI)
2.02% relocated from other states ($13,194 average AGI)
Clayton County:

2.02%
Iowa average:

2.55%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Crawford County, WI  0.49% ($28,686 average AGI)
from Fayette County, IA  0.47% ($27,455)
from Allamakee County, IA  0.41% ($20,690)
from Linn County, IA  0.32% ($31,696)
from Delaware County, IA  0.28% ($28,850)
from Dubuque County, IA  0.27% ($25,632)
from Winneshiek County, IA  0.23% ($36,313)


5.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,331 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.68%
Iowa average:

6.47%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.38% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($18,541 average AGI)
2.30% relocated to other states ($12,790 average AGI)
Clayton County:

2.30%
Iowa average:

2.80%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Dubuque County, IA  0.62% ($33,659 average AGI)
to Crawford County, WI  0.53% ($22,079)
to Linn County, IA  0.43% ($34,323)
to Delaware County, IA  0.35% ($30,880)
to Fayette County, IA  0.32% ($22,435)
to Black Hawk County, IA  0.29% ($37,476)
to Allamakee County, IA  0.24% ($15,353)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Births per 1000 population in Clayton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Clayton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Clayton County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,748 (3,391 aged, 357 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 10.93
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4439.340
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 218.690
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 12968.13

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1319.740
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1385.180
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5.45

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32.05
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 16.36

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,842

Size of family households: 2,716 2-persons, 924 3-persons, 783 4-persons, 364 5-persons, 150 6-persons, 83 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,198 1-person, 319 2-persons, 36 3-persons, 15 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

97.1% of residents of Clayton County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (78% speak English very well, 22% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $108,715,000 ($5944 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,045,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $46,990,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $21,286,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,809,000
Federal grants: $18,569,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,683,000 ($395,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,377,000 ($335,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,553,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,847,000
Federal Government insurance: $40,587,000

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

Births: 1,064
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,083
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +46
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -345
Here -19 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Clayton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.93 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Clayton County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 18
  • 3 rooms: 95
  • 4 rooms: 494
  • 5 rooms: 1,195
  • 6 rooms: 1,245
  • 7 rooms: 1,055
  • 8 rooms: 814
  • 9+ rooms: 729
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 85
  • 3 rooms: 278
  • 4 rooms: 320
  • 5 rooms: 306
  • 6 rooms: 254
  • 7 rooms: 198
  • 8 rooms: 156
  • 9+ rooms: 119
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Clayton County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 120
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,265
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,813
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,113
  • 5+ bedrooms: 334
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 390
  • 2 bedrooms: 508
  • 3 bedrooms: 493
  • 4 bedrooms: 236
  • 5+ bedrooms: 89
Cars and other vehicles available in Clayton County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 198
  • 1 vehicle: 1,415
  • 2 vehicles: 2,327
  • 3 vehicles: 1,108
  • 4 vehicles: 425
  • 5+ vehicles: 176
  • no vehicle: 183
  • 1 vehicle: 720
  • 2 vehicles: 533
  • 3 vehicles: 191
  • 4 vehicles: 60
  • 5+ vehicles: 39

68% of Clayton County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Iowa.

Clayton County:

67.7%
State average:

57.7%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $50,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Clayton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (44.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.9%)
  • Wood (7.3%)
  • Electricity (4.6%)
  • Utility gas (37.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.2%)
  • Electricity (18.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.6%)
  • Wood (4.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 189
Here:

8.3%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 32
Here:

2.5%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 102
Here:

31.8%
Iowa:

25.4%

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 (Noninst.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Clayton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Clayton County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Clayton County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16377.9 years
William13079.5 years
Mary10281.2 years
Robert9272.0 years
George8778.6 years
Donald8270.6 years
James7972.8 years
Harold7777.1 years
Helen7581.8 years
Marie7282.5 years
Most common last names in Clayton County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Meyer6881.7 years
Miller6480.3 years
Moser5279.0 years
Smith4982.3 years
Schultz3979.8 years
Johnson3880.5 years
Schmidt3583.9 years
Mueller3177.9 years
Schroeder3076.2 years
Lenth3083.0 years
Businesses in Clayton County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Decora Cabinetry2Subway4
Lane Furniture1True Value3
MasterBrand Cabinets4U.S. Cellular2
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