Definitions of Variables and Terms   Return to State Map   Home


County: Clay County

State: Kentucky

FIPS Code: 21051

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Amenity Characteristics Forest Land

Recreational County: No Land Area (Acres): 301,455

Retirement County: No Percent Land in NF: 26.0%

Amenity Level: Medium Acreage in NF: 77,946

Percent Seasonal Housing: 1.8 Total Forest Acreage: 243,018

Total Housing Units: 8,875

Topography: High Hills

Metro Status: Nonmetro: Adjacent to micro with no town

Metro Category: Nonmetro not adjacent

Economic Type: Federal/State Government

Policy Type: Persistent Poverty, Low Employment, Low Education

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Population and Demographic Change

Total Pop Pop Chg Net Mig Nat Inc

1990: 21,746 -4.4% -13.3% 8.9%

2000: 24,556 12.9% 7.1% 5.8%

2010: 21,730 -11.5% -13.6% 2.1%

2013: 21,364 -1.5% -2.1% 0.6%

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Demographic Characteristics (2010 Census)

Pop 25+ with BS or more: 9.1% Age: Count Percent

Median Family Income: $28,613 0-to-19: 5,393 24.8%

Persons in Poverty: 31.5% 20-to-44: 7,907 36.4%

Children in Poverty 37.6% 45-to-64: 5,808 26.7%

Median Age: 37.7 65-plus: 2,622 12.1%

Percent Minority: 7.1%

Race: Count Percent % Chg

White: 20,189 92.9% -11.6%

Black: 900 4.1% -21.9%

Hispanic: 402 1.9% 20.7%

Asian: 26 0.1% -7.1%

Native: 35 0.2% -22.4%

Other: 5 0.0%

Multi: 173 0.8%
Definitions of Variables and Terms   Return to State Map   Home