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Clay City, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Clay City had a population of 1,143 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Clay City is located at latitude 37.8608 and longitude -83.9296 in Powell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clay City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Powell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 620 feet.

The City of Clay City (GNIS ID: 2404065) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Clay City is located within Clay City Division of Powell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clay City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clay City: Mechanicsville, Smith and Clarks Forge, Smith and Clay Forge.

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Clay City, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,143
Population in Households 1,143
Population in Familes 898
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,283
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 489
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 318
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 552 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 298 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 191 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $82,566
Average Home Value $102,609


Median Household Income $31,875
Average Household Income $44,809
Per Capita Income $18,284
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.96% 0.59%
Households 1.12% 0.69%
Families 2.29% 0.5%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Clay City, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clay City to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 223 59th
Population Density1 # 184 66th
Diversity Index2 # 357 34th
Median Household Income # 414 24th
Per Capita Income # 402 26th

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