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Clay, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Clay had a population of 1,203 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Clay is located at latitude 37.4759 and longitude -87.8203 in Webster County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clay (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Webster County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 377 feet.

The City of Clay (GNIS ID: 2404064) 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 is located within Clay Division of Webster County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clay 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: Claysville.

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


Total Population 1,203
Population in Households 1,203
Population in Familes 1,009
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,396
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 475
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 331
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 517 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 366 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 110 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $76,940
Average Home Value $103,951


Median Household Income $43,141
Average Household Income $56,047
Per Capita Income $22,067
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% -0.13%
Households 0.44% 0.0%
Families 0.69% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
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, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clay 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 # 214 61st
Population Density1 # 172 68th
Diversity Index2 # 376 30th
Median Household Income # 219 60th
Per Capita Income # 235 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.