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Clay County, IN Highlights


A region's economy thrives or dives because of the people who choose to live there. That choice may occur by being born there and desiring to stay, or a more deliberate one of choosing to relocate from somewhere else. Monitoring change in the size and movement of population is an important barometer of well-being.

Population Over Time
Total Population24,70526,56726,89626,21826,410
Change Since 1990 1,8622,1911,5131,705
Pct. Change Since 1990 7.5%8.9%6.1%6.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2020 to 2021
Net Domestic Migration5
International Migration1
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-34
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,6206.1%
School Age (5 to 17)4,47316.9%
College Age (18 to 24)1,8867.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,46524.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,98326.4%
Older (65 plus)4,98318.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone990.4%
Asian Alone1030.4%
Black Alone2080.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone110.0%
White Alone25,58996.9%
Two or More Race Groups4001.5%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino25,90998.1%
Hispanic or Latino5011.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2020
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households10,454100.0%
  Family Households7,52972.0%
    Married with Children2,01119.2%
    Married without Children3,67235.1%
    Single Parents1,0269.8%
  Non-family Households2,92528.0%
    Living Alone2,46823.6%
Average Household Size2.53
Average Family Household Size3.51
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200026,5671,8627.5%
April 201026,8963291.2%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections26,89027,00927,06627,04526,885
Change Since 2010 119176155-5
Pct. Change Since 2010 0.4%0.7%0.6%-0.0%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau