Clay County is located in northeast Arkansas. The County Seat is Piggott and the largest city is Piggott. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.arcounties.org/counties/detail/13. The 2014 population estimate is 15,118 and the 2010 census population was 16,083. The land area is 639.47 square miles and there are 25.2 persons per square mile.
97.6% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 1.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 76.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 9.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $62,400, there are 6,814 households, an average of 2.30 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,509, the median household income is $31,502, and 20.2% of the persons in Clay County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,109. Retail sales (in $1000) were $132,637, and sales per capita were $8,255. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.2%.
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