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Clay County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2019: 64,315 (72% urban, 28% rural); it was 51,229 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,073
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,432
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,377
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,774 (it was 5,293 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

27%

Land area: 1045 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 62 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Clay County: 99.1 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (48.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Clay County, MN (2019)
    • 55,42786.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,0124.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,3913.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,1891.9%Two or more races
    • 1,0121.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 8541.3%Asian alone
    • 990.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

32.9 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years
Males: 31,710  (49.3%)
Females: 32,605  (50.7%)
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Average household size:
Clay County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $68,277 ($37,889 in 1999)
This county:

$68,277
Minnesota:

$74,593

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $775 (lower quartile is $590, upper quartile is $1,027)
This county:

$775
State:

$929


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $217,171 (it was $84,300 in 2000)
Clay:

$217,171
Minnesota:

$246,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $158,334 - $300,996

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $242,230
Here:

$242,230
State:

$296,404

Townhouses or other attached units: $202,170
Here:

$202,170
State:

$232,732

In 2-unit structures: $471,043
Here:

$471,043
State:

$259,218

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $153,818
Here:

$153,818
State:

$233,861

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $148,718
Here:

$148,718
State:

$225,601

Mobile homes: $44,171
Here:

$44,171
State:

$67,064

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,493
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $562

Institutionalized population: 417

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 26
  • Thefts: 75
  • Auto thefts: 8

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 33
  • Thefts: 50
  • Auto thefts: 19
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Health of residents in Clay County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
76.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
40.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
62.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
77.0% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 202 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 163 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 114 buildings, average cost: $104,800
  • 1998: 190 buildings, average cost: $94,400
  • 1999: 210 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 2000: 181 buildings, average cost: $105,600
  • 2001: 216 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 2002: 311 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2003: 365 buildings, average cost: $134,500
  • 2004: 480 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2005: 470 buildings, average cost: $140,700
  • 2006: 467 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2007: 327 buildings, average cost: $160,100
  • 2008: 259 buildings, average cost: $156,100
  • 2009: 229 buildings, average cost: $155,300
  • 2010: 209 buildings, average cost: $161,800
  • 2011: 132 buildings, average cost: $208,500
  • 2012: 152 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2013: 231 buildings, average cost: $206,100
  • 2014: 269 buildings, average cost: $193,300
  • 2015: 269 buildings, average cost: $220,400
  • 2016: 227 buildings, average cost: $219,200
  • 2017: 164 buildings, average cost: $219,600
  • 2018: 201 buildings, average cost: $228,400
  • 2019: 187 buildings, average cost: $214,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Clay, MN residents
Average permit cost in Clay, MN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,377 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,130 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Clay, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Clay, MN in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Clay, MN in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 11.4%
Clay County:

11.4%
Minnesota:

9.0%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.4% for Black residents, 11.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.0% for American Indian residents, 81.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 7.0% for other race residents, 14.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 32.9 years old
(Males: 32.4 years old, Females: 33.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 34.9 years old, Black residents: 22.2 years old, American Indian residents: 25.8 years old, Asian residents: 24.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.1 years old, Other race residents: 23.1 years old)

Area name: Fargo, ND-MN MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Clay County is $443 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $563 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $812 a month.

Cities in this county include: Moorhead, Dilworth, Barnesville, Hawley, Oakport, Glyndon, Ulen, Sabin, Felton, Hitterdal.

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

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Neighboring counties: Adams County, Washington , Bayfield County, Wisconsin , Judith Basin County, Montana , McCone County, Montana , Wilkin County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.8%
Minnesota:

3.9%

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

Current college students: 7,152
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 95.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 35.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,052 (56.0% naturalized citizens)

Clay County:

4.7%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,3812010 or later
  • 5392000 to 2009
  • 7981990 to 1999
  • 2941980 to 1989
  • 1381970 to 1979
  • 178Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 46.9%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,519
  • One, attached: 1,988
  • Two: 621
  • 3 or 4: 842
  • 5 to 9: 654
  • 10 to 19: 2,148
  • 20 to 49: 2,243
  • 50 or more: 1,014
  • Mobile homes: 785
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Housing units in Clay County with a mortgage: 11,388 (393 second mortgage, 801 home equity loan, 35 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,383

Here:

68.8% with mortgage
State:

65.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Clay County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant17,95932
Catholic9,90011
Evangelical Protestant8,05530
Other241
None23,061-
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: 7
Clay County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Clay County:

3.66 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Clay County:

6.4%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Clay County:

26.5%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.6%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Clay County:

Average size of farms: 685 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $153,847
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $231.49
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 16.47%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $126,605
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 81.06%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $142,428
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.97%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.62
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 11.76%
Corn for grain: 34861 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 173168 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 171193 harvested acres
Vegetables: 205 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Clay County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 22% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.8 miles away from Clay County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 83.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 697.6 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 229.5 miles away from the county center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 76.1 miles away from Clay County center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 232.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Minnesota Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4531, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Minnesota Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2019 - April 28, 2019, FEMA Id: 4442, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 16, 2011 to May 25, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1982: May 10, 2011, FEMA Id: 1982, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 2010 to April 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1900: April 19, 2010, FEMA Id: 1900, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 2010 to April 26, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3310: March 19, 2010, FEMA Id: 3310, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 16, 2009 to May 22, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1830: April 09, 2009, FEMA Id: 1830, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 16, 2009 to May 22, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3304: March 26, 2009, FEMA Id: 3304, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 30, 2006 to May 03, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1648: June 05, 2006, FEMA Id: 1648, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: November 27, 2005 to November 29, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1622: January 04, 2006, FEMA Id: 1622, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Minnesota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3242: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3242, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 17 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Clay County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 22, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Clay

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 17,483 (75.9%)
  • Carpooled: 1,839 (8.0%)
  • Bus: 102 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 106 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 137 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 797 (3.5%)
  • Worked at home: 2,654 (11.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Iraq (13%)
  • Somalia (9%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (5%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Yemen (5%)
  • India (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Clay County


  • Norwegian (25%)
  • German (24%)
  • Scandinavian (6%)
  • American (4%)
  • European (3%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • Swedish (2%)

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

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

  • 3,030 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 573 people in nursing homes
  • 210 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 101 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 52 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 24 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 21 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 18 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 17 people in other group homes
  • 14 people in halfway houses

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

  • 3,146 people in college/university student housing
  • 336 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 83 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 69 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 54 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 21 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 11 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $66,735.

9.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,654 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.26%
Minnesota average:

7.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.74% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($11,889 average AGI)
6.52% relocated from other states ($30,765 average AGI)
Clay County:

6.52%
Minnesota average:

2.11%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cass County, ND  4.38% ($45,732 average AGI)
from Otter Tail County, MN  0.37% ($40,241)
from Becker County, MN  0.36% ($37,759)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.25% ($33,224)
from Grand Forks County, ND  0.13% ($35,867)
from Wilkin County, MN  0.12% ($53,759)
from Norman County, MN  0.12% ($38,714)


8.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,798 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.86%
Minnesota average:

7.17%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.88% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($15,095 average AGI)
5.98% relocated to other states ($33,704 average AGI)
Clay County:

5.98%
Minnesota average:

2.17%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cass County, ND  3.80% ($49,669 average AGI)
to Becker County, MN  0.50% ($53,957)
to Otter Tail County, MN  0.44% ($66,495)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.37% ($34,718)
to Norman County, MN  0.12% ($42,667)
to Grand Forks County, ND  0.12% ($34,148)
to Dakota County, MN  0.10% ($40,174)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7

Births per 1000 population in Clay County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 7.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Clay County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Clay County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.8%
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: 7,709 (6,588 aged, 1,121 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 728 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Clay County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (493)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (438)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (408)
  • Unspecified dementia (391)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (373)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (316)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (259)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (135)
  • Congestive heart failure (125)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (59)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,179
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 641
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 33
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 50

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 117.6. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 64,315
  • Male householders: 12,908 (3,644 living alone), Female householders: 11,869 (3,777 living alone)
  • 12,438 spouses (12,389 opposite-sex spouses), 1,756 unmarried partners, (1,717 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 17,812 children (16,567 natural, 433 adopted, 809 stepchildren), 458 grandchildren, 384 brothers or sisters, 137 parents, 92 foster children, 397 other relatives, 2,331 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 3,572

Size of family households: 6,678 2-persons, 3,451 3-persons, 3,024 4-persons, 1,373 5-persons, 503 6-persons, 369 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,415 1-person, 1,439 2-persons, 178 3-persons, 227 4-persons, 66 5-persons, 16 6-persons.

11,397 married couples with children.
3,334 single-parent households (1,222 men, 2,112 women).

92.5% of residents of Clay speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (84% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (64% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
2.5% of residents speak other language at home (82% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $246,368,000 ($4,657 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,131,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $107,565,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $52,821,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,884,000
Federal grants: $56,426,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,983,000 ($133,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $10,690,000 ($3,986,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $32,864,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $41,322,000
Federal Government insurance: $122,298,000

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

Births: 3,122
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,005
Here:

37 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +328
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,233
Here +23 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Clay County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.96 millions of gallons per day (28% from ground, 72% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.2
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.9

Year house built in Clay County, Minnesota
  • Year house built in Clay County, Minnesota
  • 2,4672014 or later
  • 9982010 to 2013
  • 4,7172000 to 2009
  • 3,1031990 to 1999
  • 1,9721980 to 1989
  • 4,4331970 to 1979
  • 2,5401960 to 1969
  • 3,0021950 to 1959
  • 8171940 to 1949
  • 3,2961939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Clay County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Clay County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Clay County, Minnesota
  • 261 room
  • 482 rooms
  • 2643 rooms
  • 1,0664 rooms
  • 2,1855 rooms
  • 2,8666 rooms
  • 2,7017 rooms
  • 2,9718 rooms
  • 4,6569+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Clay County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Clay County, Minnesota
  • 2451 room
  • 7492 rooms
  • 1,7673 rooms
  • 2,0944 rooms
  • 1,3435 rooms
  • 6106 rooms
  • 4107 rooms
  • 3638 rooms
  • 3249+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Clay County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Clay County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Clay County, Minnesota
  • 30no bedroom
  • 2201 bedroom
  • 2,7542 bedrooms
  • 6,3643 bedrooms
  • 5,4894 bedrooms
  • 1,9735+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Clay County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Clay County, Minnesota
  • 244no bedroom
  • 2,2971 bedroom
  • 3,1492 bedrooms
  • 1,3893 bedrooms
  • 6184 bedrooms
  • 2115+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Clay County, Minnesota 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
  • 287no vehicle
  • 3,3341 vehicle
  • 8,2622 vehicles
  • 3,2233 vehicles
  • 1,1054 vehicles
  • 5635+ 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
  • 1,388no vehicle
  • 3,5371 vehicle
  • 2,2152 vehicles
  • 4483 vehicles
  • 2564 vehicles
  • 1185+ vehicles

83.7% of Clay County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 39% lived in Minnesota.

Clay County:

83.7%
State average:

85.9%

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

  • This state: 25,846
  • Other state: 35,308
  • Northeast: 650
  • Midwest: 29,440
  • South: 2,227
  • West: 2,500
Year householders moved into unit in Clay County, MN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Clay County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 53.5%Utility gas
  • 24.9%Electricity
  • 13.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 58.2%Electricity
  • 32.6%Utility gas
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 830
Here:

12.3%
Minnesota:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 247
Here:

7.7%
Minnesota:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,796
Here:

27.0%
Minnesota:

22.0%

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 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $5,634,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,320,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,845,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,041,000
    Regular Highways: $620,000
  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $6,799,000
    Regular Highways: $1,285,000
    General - Other: $597,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $15,638,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,264,000
    General - Other: $9,640,000
    Health - Other: $6,099,000
    Police Protection: $4,855,000
    Regular Highways: $4,721,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,507,000
    Financial Administration: $1,170,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $589,000
    Central Staff Services: $336,000
    Libraries: $283,000
    Parks and Recreation: $220,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $5,352,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,054,000
    Other: $718,000
    Highways: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,578,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $167,000
    Sewerage: $10,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,645,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,828,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,906,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,088,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,557,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,004,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $553,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,690,000
    Interest Earnings: $543,000
    Special Assessments: $369,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $133,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,005,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,624,000
    Regular Highways: $803,000
    Police Protection: $259,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $46,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,398,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $943,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,318,000
    Public Welfare: $5,411,000
    Other: $4,415,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,163,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,844,000
    Sewerage: $622,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,755,000
    Severance: $386,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $327,000
    Other License: $192,000

Clay County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $5,634,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,320,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,845,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,041,000
    Regular Highways: $620,000
  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $6,799,000
    Regular Highways: $1,285,000
    General - Other: $597,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $15,638,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,264,000
    General - Other: $9,640,000
    Health - Other: $6,099,000
    Police Protection: $4,855,000
    Regular Highways: $4,721,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,507,000
    Financial Administration: $1,170,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $589,000
    Central Staff Services: $336,000
    Libraries: $283,000
    Parks and Recreation: $220,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $5,352,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,054,000
    Other: $718,000
    Highways: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,578,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $167,000
    Sewerage: $10,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,645,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,828,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,906,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,088,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,557,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,004,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $553,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,690,000
    Interest Earnings: $543,000
    Special Assessments: $369,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $133,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,005,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,624,000
    Regular Highways: $803,000
    Police Protection: $259,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $46,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,398,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $943,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,318,000
    Public Welfare: $5,411,000
    Other: $4,415,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,163,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,844,000
    Sewerage: $622,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,755,000
    Severance: $386,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $327,000
    Other License: $192,000

Clay County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $5,634,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,320,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,845,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,041,000
    Regular Highways: $620,000
  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $6,799,000
    Regular Highways: $1,285,000
    General - Other: $597,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $15,638,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,264,000
    General - Other: $9,640,000
    Health - Other: $6,099,000
    Police Protection: $4,855,000
    Regular Highways: $4,721,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,507,000
    Financial Administration: $1,170,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $589,000
    Central Staff Services: $336,000
    Libraries: $283,000
    Parks and Recreation: $220,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $5,352,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,054,000
    Other: $718,000
    Highways: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,578,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $167,000
    Sewerage: $10,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,645,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,828,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,906,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,088,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,557,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,004,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $553,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,690,000
    Interest Earnings: $543,000
    Special Assessments: $369,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $133,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,005,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,624,000
    Regular Highways: $803,000
    Police Protection: $259,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $46,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,398,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $943,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,318,000
    Public Welfare: $5,411,000
    Other: $4,415,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,163,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,844,000
    Sewerage: $622,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,755,000
    Severance: $386,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $327,000
    Other License: $192,000

Clay County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $5,634,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,320,000
  • Charges - Other: $9,845,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,041,000
    Regular Highways: $620,000
  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $6,799,000
    Regular Highways: $1,285,000
    General - Other: $597,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $15,638,000
    Correctional Institutions: $10,264,000
    General - Other: $9,640,000
    Health - Other: $6,099,000
    Police Protection: $4,855,000
    Regular Highways: $4,721,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,507,000
    Financial Administration: $1,170,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $589,000
    Central Staff Services: $336,000
    Libraries: $283,000
    Parks and Recreation: $220,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $5,352,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,054,000
    Other: $718,000
    Highways: $21,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,578,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $167,000
    Sewerage: $10,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $59,645,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $41,828,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,906,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,088,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,557,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,004,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $553,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,690,000
    Interest Earnings: $543,000
    Special Assessments: $369,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $133,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,005,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,624,000
    Regular Highways: $803,000
    Police Protection: $259,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $46,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,398,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $943,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,318,000
    Public Welfare: $5,411,000
    Other: $4,415,000
    General Local Government Support: $3,163,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,844,000
    Sewerage: $622,000
  • Tax - Property: $27,755,000
    Severance: $386,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $327,000
    Other License: $192,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 824
  • Number of aged recipients: 75
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 749
  • Number of recipients under 18: 127
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 579
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 118
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 309
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 399
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED439$133,392433$123,3331,513$136,595209$40,0777$363,143108$157,66723$42,652
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$144,25020$120,95095$128,9479$68,1110$05$86,6000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED44$127,38647$117,340293$134,74457$31,1051$104,00023$98,95713$63,385
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN26$130,65451$136,431272$143,60727$64,5190$06$87,1671$75,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$03$151,66755$154,6557$30,0000$00$00$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED70$152,95751$162,3140$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$149,10011$155,2731$86,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$010$146,2000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$143,6673$111,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$58,0000$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Clay, MN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Clay, MN - Value
Most common first names in Clay County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John23376.5 years
Robert13872.3 years
Arthur12579.1 years
William12478.1 years
Mary11681.5 years
Anna11584.5 years
James10971.0 years
Henry10781.3 years
George10578.6 years
Carl10379.4 years
Most common last names in Clay County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson28478.9 years
Anderson24379.6 years
Olson19279.5 years
Nelson15977.2 years
Larson12579.3 years
Peterson12378.9 years
Hanson10079.6 years
Erickson7579.9 years
Swenson7278.8 years
Thompson5975.9 years
Businesses in Clay County, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1New Balance1
AmericInn1Nike1
Arby's1OfficeMax1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King2Payless1
CVS2Pizza Hut1
Carson Pirie Scott1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Curves1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen5RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Fashion Bug1Slumberland1
FedEx4Starbucks1
Ford1Subaru1
GNC1Subway6
H&R Block1Super 81
Jones New York2T-Mobile1
KFC1Taco Bell2
Kmart1Target1
La-Z-Boy1Travelodge1
Lane Furniture2True Value1
Little Caesars Pizza1U-Haul1
MasterBrand Cabinets3UPS3
Maurices1Village Inn1
McDonald's2Walgreens2
Menards1Walmart1