Clay County is located in western North Carolina. The County Seat is Hayesville and the largest city is Hayesville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.clayconc.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 10,581 and the 2010 census population was 10,587. The land area is 214.75 square miles and there are 49.3 persons per square mile.
96.9% of the population is White, 1% is Black or African American, 3.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 86.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $154,700, there are 4,431 households, an average of 2.37 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,081, the median household income is $38,828, and 24.3% of the persons in Clay County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,367. Retail sales (in $1000) were $133,702, and sales per capita were $13,167.
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