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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    A-
Clay County is located in Iowa with a population of 16,387. Living in Clay County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Clay County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Clay County are highly rated.
Population
16,387

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$115,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$629
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Clay County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    125.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    377.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,573
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    116.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Clay County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,978
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Clay County

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