Clay County is located in east-central Mississippi. The County Seat is West Point and the largest city is West Point. The Official Web Site is located at http://claycountyms.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 20,225 and the 2010 census population was 20,634. The land area is 410.08 square miles and there are 50.3 persons per square mile.
40.1% of the population is White, 58.8% is Black or African American, 1.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.6% is two or more races. 79.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $80,600, there are 7,750 households, an average of 2.61 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,273, the median household income is $30,764, and 26.4% of the persons in Clay County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,424. Retail sales (in $1000) were $126,026, and sales per capita were $6,037. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.2%.
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