Clay Center, Kansas Population 2021

3,967
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Clay Center is a city located in Clay County Kansas. It is also the county seat of Clay County. With a 2020 population of 3,967, it is the 72nd largest city in Kansas and the 5438th largest city in the United States . Clay Center is currently declining at a rate of -0.20% annually and its population has decreased by -8.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,334 in 2010. Clay Center reached it's highest population of 4,963 in 1970. Spanning over 3 miles, Clay Center has a population density of 1,247 people per square mile.

The average household income in Clay Center is $53,953 with a poverty rate of 7.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $597 per month, and the median house value is $86,100. The median age in Clay Center is 44.9 years, 38 years for males, and 53 years for females.

Clay Center Demographics

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

  • White: 97.74%
  • Black or African American: 0.89%
  • Two or more races: 0.72%
  • Asian: 0.65%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Clay Center, Kansas is 3,967 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,991.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,334.

Clay Center, Kansas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,93597.74%
Black or African American360.89%
Two or More Races290.72%
Asian260.65%
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Clay Center Population by Race

Clay Center Population Pyramid $2021

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Clay Center Median Age

44.9


Total

38


Male

53


Female

Clay Center Adults

There are 3,067 adults, (1,068 of whom are seniors) in Clay Center.

Clay Center Age Dependency

101.4

Age Dependency Ratio

53.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay Center Sex Ratio

Female

2,073

51.49%

Male

1,953

48.51%

Clay Center Population by Age

Clay Center Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Clay Center Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.3%10.7%
Male81.4%18.6%
All64.9%35.1%
Non Family39.2%60.8%
Female38.7%61.3%

64.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clay Center Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,8902.0864.9
Married873389.3
Non Family7981.0539.2
Male1132.1681.4
Female1062.1738.7

2.84

Average Family Size

2.08

Average Household Size

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Clay Center Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1153.96%
9th to 12th Grade1856.37%
High School Graduate1,04736.04%
Some College54918.90%
Associates Degree2879.88%
Bachelors Degree43214.87%
Graduate Degree2909.98%
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Clay Center Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clay Center Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,8582,576722
Asian2626
Hispanic163
Black5

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 25.26%.

Clay Center Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,683$32,165$21,129
Less Than 9th Grade$21,548$30,739$
High School Graduate$30,129$42,708$19,663
Some College$30,837$31,911$20,833
Bachelors Degree$28,750$26,994$
Graduate Degree$60,417$62,356$

$30,683

Average Earnings

$32,165

Average Male

$21,129

Average Female

Clay Center Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clay Center Language by Age

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Clay Center Language

97.97% of Clay Center residents speak only English, while 2.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.00% of the population.

Clay Center Language

Clay Center Poverty by Race

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7.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.81%

Male Poverty Rate

6.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay Center

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay Center is White, with 7.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay Center is White, with 7.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.61%.

Clay Center Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.74%
High School8.32%
Bachelors or Greater6.01%
Some College4.11%

Clay Center Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed8.55%
Female Employed0.80%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Clay Center Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clay Center Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,214$53,953
Families$64,342$71,516
Married Families$67,516-
Non Families$23,929$29,918
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Income by Household Type

Clay Center Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.7%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay Center Married by Age and Sex

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Clay Center Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Clay Center Marital Status by Race

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Clay Center Marital Status

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455

Number of Veterans

443

Male Veterans

12

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam208
World War II61
Second Gulf War35
Korea32
First Gulf War14

Clay Center Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+148
65 to 74147
55 to 6492
18 to 3435
35 to 5433

Clay Center Veterans by Age

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Clay Center Veterans by Race

Clay Center Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay Center Veterans by Education

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61.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Clay Center Employment by Age

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Clay Center Employment by Race

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Clay Center Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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71.86%

Born in Clay Center

98.76%

Native Born

1.24%

Foreign Born

0.55%

Non Citizen

0.70%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.76% of Clay Center residents were born in the United States, with 71.86% having been born in Kansas. 0.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Clay Center Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,967-8-0.20%
20203,975-8-0.20%
20193,983-8-0.20%
20183,991-7-0.18%
20173,998-60-1.48%
20164,058-102-2.45%
20154,160-21-0.50%
20144,181-60-1.41%
20134,241-70-1.62%
20124,311-22-0.51%
20114,333-15-0.34%
20104,348-216-0.48%
20004,564-49-0.11%
19904,613-335-0.70%
19804,948-15-0.03%
19704,9633500.73%
19604,613850.19%
19504,528100.02%
19404,5181320.30%
19304,3866711.67%
19203,7152770.78%
19103,4383691.14%
19003,0692670.91%
18902,8020.00%

Clay Center Population by Year