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:
Land area: 779 sq. mi. Water area: 14.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 23 people per square mile
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%).
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%)
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:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
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
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
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
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:
Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 1, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1930): July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1763): May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3239): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1518): May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 3, 2002 to June 25, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1420): June 19, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1420, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Iowa Severe Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: April 8, 2001 to May 29, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1367): May 2, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1367, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 2, 1999 to August 10, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1282): July 22, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1282, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 16, 1999 to May 29, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1277): May 21, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1277, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Iowa Severe Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1230): July 2, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 1, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-996): July 9, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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).
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:
In family households: 14,774 (4,121 male householders, 899 female householders)
4,205 spouses, 4,871 children (4,553 natural, 96 adopted, 222 stepchildren), 141 grandchildren, 80 brothers or sisters, 51 parents, 64 other relatives, 309 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 3,068 (1,298 male householders (1,055 living alone)), 1,281 female householders (1,143 living alone)), 489 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 287 (219 institutionalized population)
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.
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:
58 per 1000 residents
66 per 1000 residents
59 per 1000 residents
48 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +46
+3 per 1000 residents
+10 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -345
-19 per 1000 residents
-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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 126
2000 to 2004: 390
1990 to 1999: 793
1980 to 1989: 681
1970 to 1979: 1,150
1960 to 1969: 704
1950 to 1959: 705
1940 to 1949: 546
1939 or earlier: 3,834
Rooms in houses/apartments in Clayton County, Iowa
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 14794
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