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The City of Clay City had a population of 1,123 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 1,123
Daytime Population: Workers 230
Daytime Population: Residents 785
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,015
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 1,123
Population in Familes 883
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,261
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $34,084
Average Household Income $47,494
Per Capita Income $19,247


Total Housing Units 535 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 293 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 183 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $89,085
Average Home Value $112,031


Total Households 476
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 309
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.58% 0.05%
Households 0.59% 0.08%
Families 1.57% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   1.83%

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, 2017 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 # 226 58th
Population Density # 189 65th
Diversity Index # 334 38th
Median Household Income # 392 28th
Per Capita Income # 395 27th

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