Clay County, KS

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2022 Population
8,088
0.0371% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.1
0.466% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.4%
44.5% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$57,765
9.58% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$136,600
20.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Clay County, KS had a population of 8.09k people with a median age of 43.1 and a median household income of $57,765. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Clay County, KS grew from 8,085 to 8,088, a 0.0371% increase and its median household income grew from $52,716 to $57,765, a 9.58% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clay County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.2%), White (Hispanic) (3.02%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.85%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.69%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.668%).

None of the households in Clay County, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.6% of the residents in Clay County, KS are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Clay County, KS was $136,600, and the homeownership rate was 71.4%.

Most people in Clay County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Clay County, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Clay County, KS is home to a population of 8.09k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.618% of Clay County, KS residents were born outside of the country (50 people).

In 2022, there were 30.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.46k people) in Clay County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 244 White (Hispanic) and 150 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Clay County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Clay County, KS was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clay County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.46k ± 40
  2. White (Hispanic)
    244 ± 17
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    150 ± 4
3.18%
Hispanic Population
257 people

In 2022, there were 30.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.46k people) in Clay County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 244 White (Hispanic) and 150 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.18% of the people in Clay County, KS are hispanic (257 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Clay County, KS as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.618%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
50 people
0.742%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
60 people

As of 2022, 0.618% of Clay County, KS residents (50 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clay County, KS was 0.742%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    334 ± 92
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    322 ± 133
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    94 ± 54

Clay County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Clay County, KS employs 3.79k people. The largest industries in Clay County, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (633 people), Manufacturing (424 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (382 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($105,643), Utilities ($70,125), and Public Administration ($68,627).

Occupations

3.79k
2022 Value
± 382
3.32%
1 Year growth
± 13.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clay County, KS grew at a rate of 3.32%, from 3.67k employees to 3.79k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clay County, KS, are Management Occupations (387 people), Production Occupations (325 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (317 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clay County, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.79k
2022 Value
± 382
3.32%
1 Year growth
± 13.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clay County, KS grew at a rate of 3.32%, from 3.67k employees to 3.79k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clay County, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (633 people), Manufacturing (424 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (382 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clay County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Clay County, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,250
Median earning men ± $7,208
$30,958
Median earning women ± $7,305

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($105,321), Manufacturing ($69,559), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($58,947).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($68,975), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($37,448), and Manufacturing ($36,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.11%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.44M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 3.11% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kansas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 70
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 64
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 58
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Clay County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 76% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (21.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.65%).

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kansas

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Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Kansas

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.872% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.778% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (605k), Some college (553k), and Bachelors Degree (450k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clay County, KS was $136,600 in 2022, which is 0.485 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $113,500 to $136,600, a 20.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Clay County, KS is 71.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Clay County, KS have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clay County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$136,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,941
$2,549
Median Property Taxes
±$271

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clay County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Clay County, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.4%
Homeownership
2022
61.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.4% of the housing units in Clay County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4581
  2. Census Tract 4582

The following map shows all of the tracts in Clay County, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$57,765
Median Household Income
± $5,813
3.57k
Number of Households
± 370

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.57k households in Clay County, KS grew to $57,765 from the previous year's value of $52,716.

The following chart displays the households in Clay County, KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clay County, KS is from Kansas.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.512% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80%)
  2. Carpooled (10%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.24%)

In 2022, 80% of workers in Clay County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10%) and those who worked at home (7.24%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clay County, KS have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.29% of the workforce in Clay County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Clay County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clay County, KS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clay County, KS (899 out of 7.92k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clay County, KS is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.5% of the population of Clay County, KS has health coverage, with 39.5% on employee plans, 8.14% on Medicaid, 18.4% on Medicare, 21.7% on non-group plans, and 6.76% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Clay County, KS see 800 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (800 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2675 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1338 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.2% were men and 48.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

800 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clay County, KS

Primary care physicians in Clay County, KS see an average of 800 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (800 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Clay County, KS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.5% under 18 years, 14.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.2% were men and 48.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.52%
Uninsured
39.5%
Employer Coverage
8.14%
Medicaid
18.4%
Medicare
21.7%
Non-Group
6.76%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clay County, KS grew by 6.7% from 5.17% to 5.52%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clay County, KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Clay County, KS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.4% in Clay County, KS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.57% in Clay County, KS.

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