Clay County is located in north-central Kansas. The County Seat is Clay Center and the largest city is Clay Center. The Official Web Site is located at http://claycountykansas.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 8,317 and the 2010 census population was 8,535. The land area is 645.30 square miles and there are 13.2 persons per square mile.
97.2% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 2.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 95.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $85,700, there are 3,407 households, an average of 2.45 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,503, the median household income is $45,233, and 14% of the persons in Clay County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 647. Retail sales (in $1000) were $76,023, and sales per capita were $8,756.
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