Clay County is located in south-central Nebraska. The County Seat is Clay Center and the largest city is Sutton. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.claycounty.ne.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 6,315 and the 2010 census population was 6,542. The land area is 572.29 square miles and there are 11.4 persons per square mile.
96.8% of the population is White, 0.7% is Black or African American, 8.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 1.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 87.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $76,100, there are 2,647 households, an average of 2.41 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,876, the median household income is $46,784, and 9% of the persons in Clay County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 876. Retail sales (in $1000) were $60,659, and sales per capita were $9,604. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.1%.
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