Clay employment information

IndexClayWest VirginiaNational
Income per capita$16,887$23,237$28,555
Median household income$23,224$41,576$53,482
Median income owner occupied$38,167$49,643$68,142
Median income renter occupied$16,161$22,634$33,219
Median earnings male$23,571$34,030$36,116
Median earnings female$16,250$21,583$25,692
Unemployment rate2.8%4.4%5.8%
Poverty level30.8%18.1%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Clay is 41% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Clay is 57% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Clay is 52% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Clay is 97% higher than the national average.

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Clay median earnings by income bracket

Clay employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry32.9%0.0%
Manufacturing sector8.2%1.5%
Financial & insurance services8.2%0.0%
Wholesale & retail services5.5%22.1%
Public administration0.0%13.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.1%0.0%
Education, health & social services16.4%64.7%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Clendenin, WV984$46,69113%
Summersville, WV3,549$32,98138%
Dixie, WV185$27,20249%
Clay, WV515$23,22457%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Mildred, TX515$54,5832%
Summersville, MO515$31,14342%
Laurel Run, PA515$43,50019%
Courtland, CA515$58,4729%
Crescent, IA515$80,08950%
Clay, WV515$23,22457%
Source: The Clay, WV employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.