Clay County, FL

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2022 Population
219,650
1.55% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.9
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
9.37%
2.21% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$82,242
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$254,500
19.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
103,623
3.19% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Clay County, FL had a population of 220k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $82,242. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Clay County, FL grew from 216,308 to 219,650, a 1.55% increase and its median household income grew from $74,059 to $82,242, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clay County, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (70%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.42%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.93%), and White (Hispanic) (3.76%).

None of the households in Clay County, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98% of the residents in Clay County, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clay County, FL are Fortis College-Orange Park (124 degrees awarded in 2022) and American Academy of Cosmetology (96 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Clay County, FL was $254,500, and the homeownership rate was 76.6%.

Most people in Clay County, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Clay County, FL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Clay County, FL is home to a population of 220k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.61% of Clay County, FL residents were born outside of the country (14.5k people).

In 2022, there were 6.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (154k people) in Clay County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.71k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
98%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% of Clay County, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Clay County, FL was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clay County, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    154k ± 522
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    24.5k ± 1.21k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    9.71k ± 1.12k
10.8%
Hispanic Population
23.7k people

In 2022, there were 6.27 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (154k people) in Clay County, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 24.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.71k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.8% of the people in Clay County, FL are hispanic (23.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Clay County, FL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,003,261 ± 24,014 people
  2. Haiti
    344,713 ± 14,299 people
  3. Colombia
    299,067 ± 13,333 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,003,261 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 344,713 and Colombia with 299,067.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.61%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
14.5k people
6.45%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
13.9k people

As of 2022, 6.61% of Clay County, FL residents (14.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clay County, FL was 6.45%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    10,152 ± 1,203
  2. Vietnam
    6,077 ± 575
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,040 ± 777

Clay County, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Clay County, FL employs 104k people. The largest industries in Clay County, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (16,071 people), Retail Trade (14,187 people), and Educational Services (8,006 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($71,359), Utilities ($67,852), and Finance & Insurance ($66,618).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,054. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

104k
2022 Value
± 3,329
3.19%
1 Year growth
± 4.46%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clay County, FL grew at a rate of 3.19%, from 100k employees to 104k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clay County, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,690 people), Management Occupations (11,532 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (11,305 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clay County, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

104k
2022 Value
± 3,329
3.19%
1 Year growth
± 4.46%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clay County, FL grew at a rate of 3.19%, from 100k employees to 104k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clay County, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (16,071 people), Retail Trade (14,187 people), and Educational Services (8,006 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clay County, FL, though some of these residents may live in Clay County, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,640
Median earning men ± $1,442
$37,058
Median earning women ± $2,031

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($71,989), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,099), and Information ($68,346).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($63,407), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,225), and Public Administration ($55,630).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.23%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 9.69M people employed in Florida. This represents a 4.23% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 12.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,072
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,009
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 826
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Clay County, FL went to Donald J. Trump with 67.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (30.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.03%).

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 28 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Clay County, FL awarded 220 degrees. The student population of Clay County, FL in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 68 male students and 389 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clay County, FL are White (90 and 40.9%), followed by Black or African American (86 and 39.1%), Hispanic or Latino (29 and 13.2%), and Asian (7 and 3.18%).

The largest universities in Clay County, FL by number of degrees awarded are Fortis College-Orange Park (124 and 56.4%) and American Academy of Cosmetology (96 and 43.6%).

The most popular majors in Clay County, FL are Registered Nursing (48 and 21.8%), Other Cosmetology & Related Personal Grooming Arts (37 and 16.8%), and Medical Assistant (30 and 13.6%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 457 students enrolled in Clay County, FL, 14.9% men and 85.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 247 records, of which 87.4% were women and 12.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 24 degrees awarded
  2. 20 degrees awarded
  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Clay County, FL was Barbering with 24 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Clay County, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 124 degrees awarded
  2. 96 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fortis College-Orange Park with 124 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 27 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clay County, FL, which is 0.14 times less than the 193 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 90 degrees mean that there were 1.05 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 86 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 2-year ($13,852) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($263) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,166) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.19% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.2% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (4.97M), Some college (3.58M), and Bachelors Degree (3.32M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clay County, FL was $254,500 in 2022, which is 0.903 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $212,200 to $254,500, a 19.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Clay County, FL is 76.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Clay County, FL have an average commute time of 32.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clay County, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Clay County, FL is $82,242. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Clay County, FL was Census Tract 307.01 with a value of $113,211, followed by Census Tract 308.01 and Census Tract 309.04, with respective values of $105,786 and $84,758.

In 2022, 13.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Clay County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.783%.

Property

$254,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,768
$61,040
Median Property Taxes
±$2,411

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clay County, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Clay County, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

76.6%
Homeownership
2022
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.6% of the housing units in Clay County, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 307.01
  2. Census Tract 308.01
  3. Census Tract 309.04

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clay County, FL was Census Tract 307.01 with a value of $113,211, followed by Census Tract 308.01 and Census Tract 309.04, with respective values of $105,786 and $84,758.

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

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Household Income

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$82,242
Median Household Income
± $2,922
79.7k
Number of Households
± 2,862

In 2022, the median household income of the 79.7k households in Clay County, FL grew to $82,242 from the previous year's value of $74,059.

The following chart displays the households in Clay County, FL 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clay County, FL is from Florida.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2022, the income inequality in Florida was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.6%)
  3. Carpooled (8.77%)

In 2022, 75.5% of workers in Clay County, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.6%) and those who carpooled to work (8.77%).

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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Commute Time

32.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clay County, FL have a longer commute time (32.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.17% of the workforce in Clay County, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Clay County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.783%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.37% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clay County, FL (20.4k out of 217k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 12.9% of the children was living in poverty in Clay County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 268 in Clay County, FL. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 172 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.3% of the population of Clay County, FL has health coverage, with 43.3% on employee plans, 11.3% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 19.2% on non-group plans, and 6.85% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Clay County, FL see 1958 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.41% increase from the previous year (1912 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1928 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 898 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,958 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clay County, FL

Primary care physicians in Clay County, FL see an average of 1,958 patients per year. This represents a 2.41% increase from the previous year (1,912 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.7% under 18 years, 18.4% between 18 and 34 years, 40.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.74%
Uninsured
43.3%
Employer Coverage
11.3%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
19.2%
Non-Group
6.85%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clay County, FL declined by 4.62% from 9.17% to 8.74%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 42.1 in Clay County, FL.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32.6% in Clay County, FL.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.6% in Clay County, FL.

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