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0.89% decline
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1.87% growth
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1.18% decline
Median Property Value
3.01% growth


The economy of Clay County, KS employs 4,120 people. The economy of Clay County, KS is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Other services, except public administration, which employ respectively 9.79; 2.33; and 1.44 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Clay County, KS are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting (535), Retail trade (521), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (510), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($50,357), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($30,938), and Healthcare & Social Assistance ($26,982).

Median household income in Clay County, KS is $53,041. Males in Clay County, KS have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,830. The income inequality of Clay County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.395 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Clay County, KS. In Clay County, KS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 120 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,162. Wyandotte County, KS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kansas.


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Clay County, KS is home to a population of 8,346 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Clay County, KS is composed of 7,906 White residents (94.7%), 200 Hispanic residents (2.4%), 112 Two+ residents (1.34%), 60 Black residents (0.72%), and 46 Asian residents (0.55%). The most common foreign languages in Clay County, KS are Spanish (88 speakers), German (51 speakers), and Tagalog (42 speakers), but compared to other places, Clay County, KS has a relative high number of German (51 speakers), Navajo (5 speakers), and Tagalog (42 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Salina City PUMA, KS awarded 1,795 degrees. The student population of Salina City PUMA, KS is skewed towards females, with 598 male students and 1,197 female students. Most students in Salina City PUMA, KS are White (1,426 and 79.4%), followed by Black or African American (137 and 7.63%), Hispanic or Latino (136 and 7.58%), and Two or more races (29 and 1.62%). The largest universities in Salina City PUMA, KS by number of graduates are Cloud County Community College (596 and 33.2%), North Central Kansas Technical College (451 and 25.1%), and Salina Area Technical College (330 and 18.4%). The most popular majors in Salina City PUMA, KS are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (538 and 30%), Medication Aide (69 and 3.84%), and Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance) (17 and 0.95%). The median tuition costs in Salina City PUMA, KS are N/A for private four year colleges, and $28,000 and $28,000 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Clay County, KS is $99,400, which is 0.48 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $96,500 to $99,400, a 3.01% increase. The homeownership rate of Clay County, KS is 78.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Clay County, KS have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clay County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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