Clay County, TX

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2022 Population
10,290
0.528% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
46.8
1.52% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.09%
12.1% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$75,227
7.52% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$139,700
18.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Clay County, TX had a population of 10.3k people with a median age of 46.8 and a median household income of $75,227. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Clay County, TX grew from 10,236 to 10,290, a 0.528% increase and its median household income grew from $69,967 to $75,227, a 7.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clay County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.7%), White (Hispanic) (4.26%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.82%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.48%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.18%).

None of the households in Clay County, TX 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.

98.3% of the residents in Clay County, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Clay County, TX was $139,700, and the homeownership rate was 81.4%.

Most people in Clay County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Clay County, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Clay County, TX is home to a population of 10.3k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.59% of Clay County, TX residents were born outside of the country (267 people).

In 2022, there were 20.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.02k people) in Clay County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 438 White (Hispanic) and 290 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% of Clay County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Clay County, TX was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clay County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.02k ± 34
  2. White (Hispanic)
    438 ± 146
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    290 ± 76.5
7.1%
Hispanic Population
731 people

In 2022, there were 20.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.02k people) in Clay County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 438 White (Hispanic) and 290 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.1% of the people in Clay County, TX are hispanic (731 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.59%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
267 people
2.75%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
282 people

As of 2022, 2.59% of Clay County, TX residents (267 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, TX was 2.75%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    287 ± 116
  2. Vietnam
    274 ± 102
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    91 ± 48

Clay County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Clay County, TX employs 4.79k people. The largest industries in Clay County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (611 people), Retail Trade (578 people), and Educational Services (555 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($85,972), Transportation & Warehousing ($77,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($77,073).

Occupations

4.79k
2022 Value
± 352
0.482%
1 Year growth
± 10.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clay County, TX grew at a rate of 0.482%, from 4.77k employees to 4.79k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clay County, TX, are Management Occupations (659 people), Sales & Related Occupations (558 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (525 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clay County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.79k
2022 Value
± 352
0.482%
1 Year growth
± 10.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clay County, TX grew at a rate of 0.482%, from 4.77k employees to 4.79k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clay County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (611 people), Retail Trade (578 people), and Educational Services (555 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clay County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Clay County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$63,773
Median earning men ± $3,620
$41,117
Median earning women ± $4,910

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($78,647), Public Administration ($75,765), and Manufacturing ($73,542).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($91,250), Information ($85,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% 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 9.63%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 49
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 33
    Retail Trade
  3. 31
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Clay County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 88.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (10.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.801%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

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 Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 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 Texas 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, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% 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 (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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, TX was $139,700 in 2022, which is 0.496 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $117,900 to $139,700, a 18.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Clay County, TX is 81.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Clay County, TX have an average commute time of 31.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clay County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Clay County, TX is $75,227. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Clay County, TX was Census Tract 303.01 with a value of $85,559, followed by Census Tract 303.02 and Census Tract 302, with respective values of $77,619 and $61,138.

Property

$139,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,351
$3,422
Median Property Taxes
±$274

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, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

81.4%
Homeownership
2022
62.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 81.4% of the housing units in Clay County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 303.01
  2. Census Tract 303.02
  3. Census Tract 302

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clay County, TX was Census Tract 303.01 with a value of $85,559, followed by Census Tract 303.02 and Census Tract 302, with respective values of $77,619 and $61,138.

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

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Household Income

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$75,227
Median Household Income
± $5,346
4.2k
Number of Households
± 331

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.2k households in Clay County, TX grew to $75,227 from the previous year's value of $69,967.

The following chart displays the households in Clay County, TX 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clay County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.3%)
  2. Carpooled (13.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.65%)

In 2022, 79.3% of workers in Clay County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.1%) and those who worked at home (5.65%).

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

31.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clay County, TX have a longer commute time (31.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 6.3% of the workforce in Clay County, TX 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, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clay County, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.09% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clay County, TX (925 out of 10.2k 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 Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

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

84.2% of the population of Clay County, TX has health coverage, with 41.2% on employee plans, 9.16% on Medicaid, 17.4% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 4.01% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.3% under 18 years, 15.8% between 18 and 34 years, 40.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 22% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.8%
Uninsured
41.2%
Employer Coverage
9.16%
Medicaid
17.4%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
4.01%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clay County, TX grew by 9.3% from 14.4% to 15.8%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 33.7% in Clay County, TX.

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