Clay County WV Information


Clay County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 9,208
Daytime Population: Workers 2,088
Daytime Population: Residents 6,183
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,271
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 9,134
Population in Familes 7,484
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density2 27
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $35,586
Average Household Income $46,346
Per Capita Income $18,533


Total Housing Units 4,610 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,766 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 890 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 954 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $85,067
Average Home Value $117,363


Total Households 3,656
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 2,483
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 -0.26% -0.63%
Households -0.27% -0.63%
Families -0.45% -0.75%
Median Household Income   0.22%
Per Capita Income   1.83%


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, 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 # 46 18th
Population Density # 45 20th
Diversity Index # 51 11th
Median Household Income # 51 9th
Per Capita Income # 53 5th

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