Clay employment information

IndexClayWest VirginiaNational
Income per capita$16,861$24,002$29,829
Median household income$22,981$42,644$55,322
Median income owner occupied$30,938$51,051$70,586
Median income renter occupied$19,375$24,321$35,192
Median earnings male$27,647$34,780$36,919
Median earnings female$15,804$22,329$26,250
Unemployment rate4.4%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level29.0%17.7%15.1%
The Clay, WV employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Clay is $16,861, which is 30% lower than than the West Virginia average and 43% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $22,981, which is 46% lower than than the West Virginia average and 58% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Clay is 4%, which is 5% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Clay is 29% which is 92% higher than than the national average.
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$15,319$22,981$45,962
City
$28,426$42,644$85,288
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Clay is 43% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Clay is 58% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Clay is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Clay is 92% higher than the national average.

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Clay median earnings by income bracket

Clay employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.2%0.0%
Manufacturing sector17.5%9.8%
Financial & insurance services6.2%0.0%
Wholesale & retail services8.2%31.7%
Public administration3.1%22.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.2%0.0%
Education, health & social services9.3%46.3%
Other44.3%0.0%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Clendenin, WV1,027$41,85524%
Summersville, WV3,496$35,53936%
Dixie, WV221$0100%
Clay, WV558$22,98158%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Rock Mills, AL558$0100%
University Park, IA558$45,62518%
Montrose Manor, PA558$49,23611%
Follett, TX558$58,9587%
Rifton, NY558$82,85450%
Clay, WV558$22,98158%
Source: The Clay, WV employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).