Clay County MN Information


Clay County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 65,061
Daytime Population: Workers 24,766
Daytime Population: Residents 30,346
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 55,112
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 61,500
Population in Familes 47,266
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,561
Population Density2 62
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $54,783
Average Household Income $70,965
Per Capita Income $27,485


Total Housing Units 26,579 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,697 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,900 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,982 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $159,655
Average Home Value $184,666


Total Households 24,597
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 15,554
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 1.36% 1.44%
Households 1.37% 1.45%
Families 1.28% 1.38%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.43%


Clay County MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clay County to the other 87 counties and county equivalents in Minnesota 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 # 16 83rd
Population Density # 23 75th
Diversity Index # 33 63rd
Median Household Income # 29 68th
Per Capita Income # 66 25th

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