Clay County is located in west-central Minnesota. The County Seat is Moorhead and the largest city is Moorhead. The Official Web Site is located at http://claycountymn.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 61,286 and the 2010 census population was 58,999. The land area is 1,045.37 square miles and there are 56.4 persons per square mile.
93.4% of the population is White, 1.6% is Black or African American, 4% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% is Asian, 1.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.1% is two or more races. 93.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 30.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $155,200, there are 22,463 households, an average of 2.47 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,550, the median household income is $52,410, and 12.3% of the persons in Clay County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 5,098. Retail sales (in $1000) were $630,252, and sales per capita were $11,534. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.3%.
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