Clay County is located in south-western Georgia. The County Seat is Fort Gaines and the largest city is Fort Gaines. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.claycountyga.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 3,102 and the 2010 census population was 3,183. The land area is 195.38 square miles and there are 16.3 persons per square mile.
38.7% of the population is White, 59.5% is Black or African American, 1.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 77.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 7.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $72,300, there are 1,235 households, an average of 2.49 persons per household. The per capita income is $12,982, the median household income is $21,192, and 44.5% of the persons in Clay County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 186. Retail sales (in $1000) were $11,021, and sales per capita were $3,465. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 42.5%.
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