According to the most recent Clay County Indiana demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Clay County depicts it has a Population 2021 of 26,397 which is in the center range of other counties in the greater region. The county with the highest population in the area is Vigo County which depicts a population of 106,523 (approximately 4.0 times bigger). Figure 3 uses the Clay County population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Clay County Indiana shows a decline of 493 (2%).
The total Clay County Indiana greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Clay County shows it has a Population Change of -1.8% which is the third most population percent change of all other counties in the greater Clay County region.
Looking at the Clay County population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Clay County Indiana shows it has 74 people per square mile which is the third most people per square mile of all other counties in the greater Clay County region. The next higher in order of population density is Putnam County only about 3.8% larger with population density of 77. The county with the highest population density in the area is Vigo County which depicts a people per square mile of 264 (approximately 3.6 times bigger). Figure 6 provides Clay County demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Clay County depicts it has a Median Age of 41.6 which is in the mid range of other counties in the metropolitan area. The county with the highest overall median age of all people in the area is Owen County which depicts an age of 45.0 (8.2% larger).
The next demographic analysis (Figure 7) looks at large generational Clay County population groups (and can be useful internet research for employment related research or identifying areas with retirees). Key findings in this chart includes that Clay County Indiana has the smallest proportion of people between 20 and 29 years old at 11.0% of the total. Second, it has the largest proportion of people between 30 and 39 years old at 13.8% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 8 illustrates the overall diversity breakdown for Clay County population and ethnicity groups in the area. (note: Hispanic/Latino is broken out separately in the next diagram and also the group denoted as Native ethnicity includes Native American, and Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.) Clay County Indiana has the smallest proportion of Asian population at 0.0% of the total. Figure 9 shows the Clay County Indiana Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Clay County depicts it has a Hispanic or Latino of 1.6% which is less than most other counties in the area.
Clay County Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Clay County households. Clay County shows it has a Family Size of 3.0 which is the second smallest in order of average family size of all the other counties in the metro area. The county with the highest average family size in the area is Parke County which depicts an average family size of 3.3 (12.1% larger).
Looking at Clay County households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Clay County depicts it has a Married-couple family of 74% which is less than most other counties in the metro area. The county with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Putnam County which shows a husband and wife family percent of 80% (8.2% larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Clay County shows it has a Birth Rate of 2.6% which is the smallest in terms of percent of women who gave birth of all the other counties in the area. The county with the highest percent of women who gave birth in the area is Sullivan County which depicts a birth rate of 8.5% (approximately 3.3 times bigger). Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and has the smallest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 15 to 19 at 29% of the total. Second, it has the largest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 25 to 29 at 42% of the total and is ranked #1. Third, it has the smallest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 30 to 34 at 1% of the total.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Clay County households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Clay County shows it has a Total Single People of 44% which is the smallest in terms of percent of people who are single for any reason of all the other counties in the metro area. The county with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is Vigo County which shows a percent single of 59% (34.1% larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Clay County is about 13.9% smaller. Also, benchmarked against the state of Indiana, percent of people who are single for any reason of 50%, Clay County is about 13.2% smaller.
Clay County Citizenship Demographics Charts
The next diagram (Figure 18) shows the year of entry that non citizens entered the United States. The year of entry can show the rate of flow at various points of time in the past for when they entered the U.S. has the percentage of non citizens who entered the US after 2010 the second smallest when sorted by percent of non citizens who entered the US after 2010 of all the other counties in the greater region at 22% of the total. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of non citizens who entered the US between 2000 to 2009 at 55% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger county being Parke County with 85%. Third, it has the largest proportion of non citizens who entered the US between 1990 to 1999 at 22% of the total and is ranked #1. Also, it has the second smallest when ranked by percent of non citizens who entered the US after 2010 of all the other counties in the area when sorted by non citizens who entered the US before 1990 at 2% of the total.
Clay County Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
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Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
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