Clay County MS Information


Clay County Subdivisions

Clay County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,243
Population in Households 19,940
Population in Familes 16,829
Population in Group Qrtrs 303
Population Density1 49
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 7,899
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 5,480
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,180 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,214 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,685 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,281 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $90,494
Average Home Value $118,508


Median Household Income $32,353
Average Household Income $48,867
Per Capita Income $19,331
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.26% -0.34%
Households -0.22% -0.32%
Families -0.42% -0.44%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Clay County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clay County to the other 82 counties and county equivalents in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 47 44th
Population Density1 # 34 60th
Diversity Index2 # 37 56th
Median Household Income # 58 30th
Per Capita Income # 46 45th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.