Clay County is located in northwest Missouri. The County Seat is Liberty and the largest city is Kansas City. https://www.claycountymo.gov/ The 2014 population estimate is 233,682 and the 2010 census population was 221,939. The land area is 397.30 square miles and there are 558.6 persons per square mile.
88.5% of the population is White, 5.8% is Black or African American, 6.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.3% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.5% is two or more races. 91.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 30.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $153,700, there are 86,934 households, an average of 2.56 persons per household. The per capita income is $29,406, the median household income is $60,936, and 9% of the persons in Clay County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 17,862. Retail sales (in $1000) were $3,366,942, and sales per capita were $15,427. The percentage of black-owned firms is 2.3%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.5%.
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