Clay County, TN

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2022 Population
7,592
0.317% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
47.4
1.5% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
22.3%
7.38% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$39,572
2.23% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$132,500
8.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Clay County, TN had a population of 7.59k people with a median age of 47.4 and a median household income of $39,572. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Clay County, TN grew from 7,568 to 7,592, a 0.317% increase and its median household income grew from $38,709 to $39,572, a 2.23% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clay County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.9%), Other (Hispanic) (2.13%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.71%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.698%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.566%).

None of the households in Clay County, TN 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.

98.2% of the residents in Clay County, TN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Clay County, TN was $132,500, and the homeownership rate was 78.6%.

Most people in Clay County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Clay County, TN was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Clay County, TN is home to a population of 7.59k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.94% of Clay County, TN residents were born outside of the country (223 people).

In 2022, there were 44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.13k people) in Clay County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 162 Other (Hispanic) and 130 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of Clay County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Clay County, TN was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clay County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.13k ± 13
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    162 ± 181
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    130 ± 101
2.78%
Hispanic Population
211 people

In 2022, there were 44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.13k people) in Clay County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 162 Other (Hispanic) and 130 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.78% of the people in Clay County, TN are hispanic (211 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.94%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
223 people
2.27%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
172 people

As of 2022, 2.94% of Clay County, TN residents (223 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, TN was 2.27%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    130 ± 61
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    43 ± 41
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    24 ± 35

Clay County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Clay County, TN employs 2.64k people. The largest industries in Clay County, TN are Manufacturing (414 people), Construction (373 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (365 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,200), Transportation & Warehousing ($69,200), and Finance & Insurance ($49,107).

Occupations

2.64k
2022 Value
± 381
−0.34%
1 Year decline
± 20.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clay County, TN declined at a rate of −0.34%, from 2.65k employees to 2.64k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clay County, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (372 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (313 people), and Management Occupations (286 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clay County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.64k
2022 Value
± 381
−0.34%
1 Year decline
± 20.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clay County, TN declined at a rate of −0.34%, from 2.65k employees to 2.64k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clay County, TN, are Manufacturing (414 people), Construction (373 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (365 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clay County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Clay County, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$35,960
Median earning men ± $4,408
$32,840
Median earning women ± $7,669

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($79,087), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($71,250), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($67,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,772), Other Services Except Public Administration ($43,328), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,591).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.15%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.29M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 3.15% 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 10.8%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 34
    Retail Trade
  2. 34
    Manufacturing
  3. 33
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Clay County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 78% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (21%), followed by Other (1.08%).

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

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 Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 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 Tennessee 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, 0.806% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.744% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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 (1.75M), Some college (1.2M), and Bachelors Degree (956k).

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, TN was $132,500 in 2022, which is 0.47 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $121,900 to $132,500, a 8.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Clay County, TN is 78.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Clay County, TN have an average commute time of 29.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clay County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$132,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,206
$2,386
Median Property Taxes
±$314

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

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

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Rent vs Own

78.6%
Homeownership
2022
61.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.6% of the housing units in Clay County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9551
  2. Census Tract 9550

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

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Household Income

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$39,572
Median Household Income
± $8,988
3.04k
Number of Households
± 377

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.04k households in Clay County, TN grew to $39,572 from the previous year's value of $38,709.

The following chart displays the households in Clay County, TN 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clay County, TN is from Tennessee.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2022, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.61%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.13%)

In 2022, 82.1% of workers in Clay County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.61%) and those who worked at home (4.13%).

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

29.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clay County, TN have a longer commute time (29.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.54% of the workforce in Clay County, TN 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, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clay County, TN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clay County, TN (1.67k out of 7.49k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

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

91.7% of the population of Clay County, TN has health coverage, with 32.2% on employee plans, 26.5% on Medicaid, 18% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 1.3% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22% under 18 years, 13.3% between 18 and 34 years, 40.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 23.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.26%
Uninsured
32.2%
Employer Coverage
26.5%
Medicaid
18%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
1.3%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clay County, TN declined by 19.5% from 10.3% to 8.26%.

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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 38% in Clay County, TN.

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