Clay County NC Information


Clay County Subdivisions

Clay County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,057
Population in Households 10,966
Population in Familes 8,965
Population in Group Qrtrs 91
Population Density1 52
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 4,856
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 3,275
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,558 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,737 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,119 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,702 (35.8%)
Median Home Value $166,174
Average Home Value $207,994


Median Household Income $37,021
Average Household Income $51,307
Per Capita Income $22,672
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.41%
Households 0.66% 0.39%
Families 0.51% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Clay County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clay County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 95 6th
Population Density1 # 84 17th
Diversity Index2 # 99 1st
Median Household Income # 69 32nd
Per Capita Income # 45 56th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.