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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Clay County is located in Missouri with a population of 236,068. Clay County is one of the best places to live in Missouri. In Clay County, most residents own their homes. In Clay County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Clay County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Clay County are highly rated.
Population
236,068

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$160,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$887
National
$949
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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    180.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    2
    6.1
  • Rape
    48.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    50.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    316.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,701.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    338.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Clay County

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$65,675
National
$55,322

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