Clay County WV Information


Clay County Subdivisions

Clay County WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 9,952
Population in Households 9,878
Population in Familes 8,068
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density2 29
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $37,464
Average Household Income $48,672
Per Capita Income $19,439


Total Housing Units 4,758 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,145 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 805 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 808 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $89,301
Average Home Value $134,261


Total Households 3,950
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 2,684
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.71% 0.36%
Households 0.7% 0.35%
Families 0.55% 0.26%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.53%


Clay County WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clay County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 46 18th
Population Density # 45 20th
Diversity Index # 51 11th
Median Household Income # 51 9th
Per Capita Income # 53 5th

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