Clay County is located in southeastern Kentucky. The County Seat is Manchester and the largest city is Manchester. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.claycounty.ky.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 21,147 and the 2010 census population was 21,730. The land area is 469.25 square miles and there are 46.3 persons per square mile.
94.4% of the population is White, 4.4% is Black or African American, 2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 63.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $57,800, there are 7,317 households, an average of 2.71 persons per household. The per capita income is $13,542, the median household income is $21,883, and 37.7% of the persons in Clay County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 961. Retail sales (in $1000) were $138,743, and sales per capita were $5,858. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 20.3%.
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