Clayton County is located in northeastern Iowa. The County Seat is Elkader and the largest city is Guttenberg. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.claytoncountyia.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 17,692 and the 2010 census population was 18,129. The land area is 778.54 square miles and there are 23.3 persons per square mile.
98% of the population is White, 0.7% is Black or African American, 1.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 91.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 15.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $102,400, there are 7,707 households, an average of 2.29 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,074, the median household income is $47,494, and 12.5% of the persons in Clayton County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,725. Retail sales (in $1000) were $163,572, and sales per capita were $9,249.
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