Clay, Alabama Population 2020

9,586

Clay is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 9,586, it is the 67th largest city in Alabama and the 3184th largest city in the United States. Clay is currently declining at a rate of -0.31% annually and its population has decreased by -1.26% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,708 in 2010. Clay reached it's highest population of 9,715 in 2013. Spanning over 10 miles, Clay has a population density of 954 people per square mile.

The average household income in Clay is $81,378 with a poverty rate of 6.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $825 per month, and the median house value is $148,800. The median age in Clay is 40.8 years, 39.9 years for males, and 42.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 84.1 males.

Clay Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Clay was:

  • White: 70.56%
  • Black or African American: 26.77%
  • Asian: 1.46%
  • Two or more races: 1.21%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Clay, Alabama is 9,586, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,646.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,708.

Clay, Alabama Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,81170.56%
Black or African American2,58426.77%
Asian1411.46%
Two or More Races1171.21%

Clay Population Pyramid 2020

Clay Median Age

40.8


Total

39.9


Male

42.3


Female

Clay Adults

There are 7,227 adults, (1,616 of whom are seniors) in Clay.

Clay Age Dependency

72

Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay Sex Ratio

Female

5,242

54.30%

Male

4,411

45.70%

Clay Households and Families

Clay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Clay Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married91.1%8.9%
All85.1%14.9%
Non Family77.5%22.5%
Female62.8%37.2%

85.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,5562.7185.1
Married2,1143.2691.1
Non Family9901.1977.5
Female3203.9362.8
Male1322.48100

3.27

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

2.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Clay Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2613.97%
9th to 12th Grade2453.73%
High School Graduate1,95729.78%
Some College1,87528.53%
Associates Degree5668.61%
Bachelors Degree1,16817.78%
Graduate Degree4997.59%

Clay Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,0044,6131,015
Black1,4231,361633
Asian618
Multiple Races616115
Hispanic22224

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 44.48%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,064$53,646$38,560
Less Than High School$21,050$$20,000
High School Grad$36,975$50,370$32,500
Some College$41,081$53,922$37,590
Bachelors Degree$61,214$66,094$50,956
Graduate Degree$61,902$65,417$60,660

$42,064

Average Earnings

$53,646

Average Male

$38,560

Average Female

Clay Language

Clay Language by Age

Clay Language

97.92% of Clay residents speak only English, while 2.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.23% of the population.

Clay Poverty

Clay Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,7645498.12%
Black2,5381214.77%

6.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.96%

Male Poverty Rate

7.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay is White, with 8.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay is Black, with 4.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.47%.

Name Poverty
High School16.20%
Some College4.88%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Less Than High School0.00%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed21.74%
Female Employed2.18%
Male Employed1.77%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Clay Income

Clay Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$68,590$81,378
Families$94,127$97,310
Married Families$95,804-
Non Families$33,579$37,593

Clay Marital Status

Clay Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.2%

Male Marriage Rate

50.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay Married by Age and Sex

Clay Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Clay Marital Status by Race

Clay Veterans

616

Number of Veterans

489

Male Veterans

127

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam339
First Gulf War108
Second Gulf War50
World War II44
Korea17

$Clay Veterans by Education

10.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay Employment Status

63%

Labor Force Participation

60.6%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Clay Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

77.18%

Born in Alabama

98.57%

Native Born

1.43%

Foreign Born

0.65%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.57% of Clay residents were born in the United States, with 77.18% having been born in Alabama. 0.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20209,586-30-0.31%
20199,616-30-0.31%
20189,646430.45%
20179,603-30-0.31%
20169,633-46-0.48%
20159,679-32-0.33%
20149,711-4-0.04%
20139,715280.29%
20129,687-25-0.26%
20119,712280.29%
20109,6840.00%