Clayton County, IA

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Population

17,711

0.135% decline

Poverty Rate

10.4%


Median Age

46.5


Median Household Income

$51,114

5.43% growth

Number of Employees

9,050

0.511% growth

Median Property Value

$116,500

4.48% growth

About

In 2017, Clayton County, IA had a population of 17.7k people with a median age of 46.5 and a median household income of $51,114. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clayton County, IA declined from 17,735 to 17,711, a -0.135% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,482 to $51,114, a 5.43% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clayton County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.2%), White (Hispanic) (1.64%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.04%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.446%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.367%). N/A% of the people in Clayton County, IA speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Clayton County, IA is $116,500, and the homeownership rate is 75.6%. Most people in Clayton County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Clayton County, IA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Clayton County, IA employs 9.05k people. The largest industries in Clayton County, IA are Manufacturing (1,773 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,170 people), and Retail Trade (1,085 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,250), Utilities ($49,712), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,667).

Median household income in Clayton County, IA is $51,114. Males in Clayton County, IA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,006. The income inequality in Clayton County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,114

2017 value

± $2,880

5.43%

1 Year Growth

± 6.28%

Households in Clayton County, IA have a median annual income of $51,114, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,482 in 2016, which represents a 5.43% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,922

Average Male Salary

± $1,635

$44,006

Average Female Salary

± $1,197

In 2017, full-time male employees in Iowa made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Iowa by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $50,374 ± $7,648

  2. White

    $44,731 ± $967

  3. Black

    $32,234 ± $4,518

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Iowa workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Iowa by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clayton County, IA is from Iowa.

0.443

2017 Wage GINI

0.445

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.563% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Iowa across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 705

  2. Census Tract 703

  3. Census Tract 702

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clayton County, IA was Census Tract 705 with a value of $60,682, followed by Census Tract 703 and Census Tract 702, with respective values of $54,167 and $53,476.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Clayton County, IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clayton County, IA (1.81k out of 17.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,721 ± 188

  2. Hispanic

    156 ± 84

  3. Black

    79 ± 87

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clayton County, IA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9.05k

2017 Value

± 385

0.511%

1 Year growth

± 5.89%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clayton County, IA grew at a rate of 0.511%, from 9k employees to 9.05k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clayton County, IA, are Production Occupations (1,152 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,022 people), and Management Occupations (1,006 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clayton County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clayton County, IA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,152 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,022 people), and Management Occupations (1,006 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clayton County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.25 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.2 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clayton County, IA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($73,036), Legal Occupations ($72,500), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,375).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.05k

2017 Value

± 385

0.511%

1 Year growth

± 5.89%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clayton County, IA grew at a rate of 0.511%, from 9k employees to 9.05k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clayton County, IA, are Manufacturing (1,773 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,170 people), and Retail Trade (1,085 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clayton County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Clayton County, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Clayton County, IA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,773 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,170 people), and Retail Trade (1,085 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clayton County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.6 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.94 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clayton County, IA, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,250), Utilities ($49,712), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,667).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.8B

  2. $20.9B

  3. $18.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.8B, followed by Machinery ($20.9B) and Other ag prods. ($18.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Iowa products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$265B

2020 Value

$363B

Projected 2045 Value

36.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Iowa trade was $265B. This is expected to increase 36.7% to $363B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Iowa trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.9B

  2. $17.7B

  3. $12.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $28.9B, followed by Minnesota with $17.7B and Nebraska and $12.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Iowa shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.7% of the population of Clayton County, IA has health coverage, with 43.3% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 18% on non-group plans, and 1.43% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Clayton County, IA was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in Clayton County, IA see 4411 patients per year on average, which represents a 24.7% increase from the previous year (3538 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1954 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 8795 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.3%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,411 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Clayton County, IA see an average of 4,411 patients per year. This represents a 24.7% increase from the previous year (3,538 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Clayton County, IA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,200

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,076

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,702

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,317

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Iowa (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,806 to $8,200.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.29%

Uninsured

43.3%

Employer Coverage

14.4%

Medicaid

15.5%

Medicare

18%

Non-Group

1.43%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clayton County, IA declined by 3.94% from 7.59% to 7.29%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clayton County, IA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.3% prevalence

  2. 12.6% prevalence

  3. 12.1% prevalence

Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Iowa, at 13.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Iowa by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Clayton County, IA is home to a population of 17.7k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.16% of Clayton County, IA residents were born outside of the country (383 people).

In 2017, there were 58.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17k people) in Clayton County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 290 White (Hispanic) and 184 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 14

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clayton County, IA was 46.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Clayton County, IA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Clayton County, IA residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.16%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

383 people

1.93%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

343 people

As of 2017, 2.16% of Clayton County, IA residents (383 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clayton County, IA was 1.93%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,844 ± 4,988 people

  2. China

    10,526 ± 2,515 people

  3. India

    10,455 ± 2,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 41,844 Iowa residents, followed by China with 10,526 and India with 10,455.

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Citizenship

99%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Clayton County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clayton County, IA was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clayton County, IA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    17k ± 15

  2. White (Hispanic)

    290 ± 37

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    184 ± 24

In 2017, there were 58.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17k people) in Clayton County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 290 White (Hispanic) and 184 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Clayton County, IA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    571 ± 81

  2. Korea

    240 ± 60

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    145 ± 50

Clayton County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clayton County, IA was $116,500 in 2017, which is 0.507 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $111,500 to $116,500, a 4.48% increase. The homeownership rate in Clayton County, IA is 75.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clayton County, IA have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clayton County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$116,500

2017 Median

± $5,241

$111,500

2016 Median

± $4,082

In 2017, the median property value in Clayton County, IA grew to to $116,500 from the previous year's value of $111,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clayton County, IA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clayton County, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$51,114

Median Household Income

± $2,880

7.63k

Number of Households

± 349

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.63k households in Clayton County, IA grew to $51,114 from the previous year's value of $48,482.

The following chart displays the households in Clayton County, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Clayton County, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clayton County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.6%

2017 Homeownership

76%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.6% of the housing units in Clayton County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Clayton County, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clayton County, IA have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3% of the workforce in Clayton County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.72%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.79%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Clayton County, IA was Drove Alone (78.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.72%) and those who Worked At Home (6.79%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Clayton County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clayton County, IA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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