Clay County NE Information


Clay County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 6,457
Daytime Population: Workers 2,612
Daytime Population: Residents 3,200
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,812
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 6,361
Population in Familes 5,317
Population in Group Qrtrs 96
Population Density2 11
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $48,932
Average Household Income $64,180
Per Capita Income $26,382


Total Housing Units 3,034 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,017 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 625 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 392 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $95,087
Average Home Value $122,521


Total Households 2,642
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,798
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 -0.18% -0.34%
Households -0.04% -0.25%
Families -0.22% -0.38%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   3.2%


Clay County NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clay County to the other 93 counties and county equivalents in Nebraska 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 52nd
Population Density # 43 55th
Diversity Index # 24 76th
Median Household Income # 49 48th
Per Capita Income # 59 38th

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