Clay Center, Kansas Population 2024

4,033

Clay Center is a city located in Clay County Kansas. Clay Center has a 2024 population of 4,033. It is also the county seat of Clay County.Clay Center is currently declining at a rate of -1.1% annually and its population has decreased by -3.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,199 in 2020.

The average household income in Clay Center is $56,871 with a poverty rate of 11.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Clay Center is 42 years, 37.6 years for males, and 50.2 years for females.

Clay Center Demographics

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

  • White: 95.67%
  • Black or African American: 3.49%
  • Two or more races: 0.63%
  • Asian: 0.22%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Kansas
Land Area (mi²)
3.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,267.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.95% (-166)
The current population of Clay Center, Kansas is 4,033 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,199.

Clay Center, Kansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,97495.67%
Black or African American1453.49%
Two or more races260.63%
Asian90.22%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Clay Center Population by Race

Clay Center Population Pyramid 2024

Clay Center Median Age

42

Total

37.6

Male

50.2

Female

Clay Center Adults

There are 3,122 adults, (1,164 of whom are seniors) in Clay Center.

Clay Center Age Dependency

112.2

Age Dependency Ratio

59.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay Center Sex Ratio

Female2,02748.8%
Male2,12751.2%

Clay Center Population by Age

Clay Center Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,9012.1259.740.3
Non Family8421.0544.855.2
Married8013.188.911.1
Female1742.4513.886.2
Male842.7926.273.8
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2.96

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

59.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Clay Center Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Clay Center Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clay Center Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 29.03%.

Clay Center Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,110

Average Earnings

$55,608

Average Male

$34,225

Average Female

Clay Center Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clay Center Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Clay Center Language

99.62% of Clay Center residents speak only English, while 0.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.23% of the population.

Clay Center Language

Clay Center Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,78746612.31%
Multiple201260%
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11.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.79%

Male Poverty Rate

10.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay Center

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay Center is Multiple, with 60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay Center is White, with 12.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 18.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.89%.

Clay Center Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade55.92%
Bachelors or Greater8.35%
High School6.99%
Some College3.83%
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Clay Center Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed8.55%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
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Clay Center Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clay Center Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Clay Center Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay Center Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Clay Center Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

411

Number of Veterans

411

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Clay Center Veterans by War

count

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Clay Center Veterans by Age

count

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Clay Center Veterans by Race

Clay Center Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay Center Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.6%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

1.5%

Unemployment Rate

Clay Center Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Clay Center Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Clay Center Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

75.28%

Born in Clay Center

99.28%

Native Born

0.72%

Foreign Born

0.72%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.28% of Clay Center residents were born in the United States, with 75.28% having been born in Kansas. 0.72% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Clay Center Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,808-45-1.17%
20283,853-45-1.15%
20273,898-45-1.14%
20263,943-45-1.13%
20253,988-45-1.12%
20244,033-45-1.1%
20234,078-45-1.09%
20224,123-45-1.08%
20214,168-31-0.74%
20204,1992105.26%
20193,989-7-0.18%
20183,996-4-0.1%
20174,000-62-1.53%
20164,062-100-2.4%
20154,162-18-0.43%
20144,180-59-1.39%
20134,239-73-1.69%
20124,312-21-0.48%
20114,333-15-0.34%
20104,348-216-4.73%
20004,564-49-1.06%
19904,613-335-6.77%
19804,948-15-0.3%
19704,9633507.59%
19604,613851.88%
19504,528100.22%
19404,5181323.01%
19304,38667118.06%
19203,7152778.06%
19103,43836912.02%
19003,0692679.53%
18902,802
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Clay Center Population by Year