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Clay City, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Clay City had a population of 1,060 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 1,060
Population in Households 1,060
Population in Familes 837
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,190
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $35,080
Average Household Income $49,042
Per Capita Income $20,109


Total Housing Units 520 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 288 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 167 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $87,500
Average Home Value $109,028


Total Households 455
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 294
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.19% -0.23%
Households -0.03% -0.18%
Families 0.77% -0.34%
Median Household Income   0.64%
Per Capita Income   1.2%

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, 2018 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 # 232 57th
Population Density # 203 63rd
Diversity Index # 336 38th
Median Household Income # 382 29th
Per Capita Income # 383 29th

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