Clay County MO Information


Clay County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 236,144
Daytime Population: Workers 98,418
Daytime Population: Residents 111,162
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 209,580
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 233,498
Population in Familes 189,694
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,646
Population Density2 594
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $63,407
Average Household Income $81,003
Per Capita Income $31,970


Total Housing Units 98,628 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63,421 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 29,107 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,100 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $169,342
Average Home Value $200,832


Total Households 92,528
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 61,958
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 0.86% 0.84%
Households 0.82% 0.82%
Families 0.67% 0.72%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   2.59%


Clay County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clay County to the other 115 counties and county equivalents in Missouri 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 # 6 96th
Population Density # 5 97th
Diversity Index # 13 90th
Median Household Income # 3 98th
Per Capita Income # 4 97th

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