Population

Clay County Missouri

Clay County’s population is nearing 240,000 as of 2016. The county has enjoyed steady population growth since the 1980’s and stands as the third largest county in the Kansas City Metro Area.

Population by Age

With a median age of 37.2, Clay County is younger than the nation (median age of 37.8). 27 percent of Clay County’s population is under the age of 20. Clay County loses some population in their 20’s (often related to college students moving away) but the County does well to recoup the populations in their 30’s and 40’s. Clay County has higher shares in those age categories than the nation.

Median Household Income

Clay County is a wealthy county with a median household income of $65,090. The median income is up 9 percent from 2010. The national median income rose just 2.5 percent over the same period.

Median Home Value

Housing is more affordable in Clay County. The median home value is $159,300. The national median is $194,500. Affordable housing, coupled with higher median incomes means Clay County is an affordably community to live in.

Educational Attainment

Clay County has higher levels of educational attainment than the nation. 41 percent of all Clay County adults (25 or over) have at least an Associate’s degree. Nationally, 39 percent do.

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