Clay Center, Kansas Population 2022

4,171
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Clay Center is a city located in Clay County Kansas. Clay Center has a 2020 population of 4,171. It is also the county seat of Clay County. Clay Center is currently declining at a rate of -0.33% annually and its population has decreased by -0.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,199 in 2010.

The average household income in Clay Center is $53,953 with a poverty rate of 7.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $597 per month, and the median house value is $94,300. 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 Centerwas:

  • White: 97.65%
  • Black or African American: 1.57%
  • Asian: 0.77%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Clay Center, Kansas is 4,171 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 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,91397.65%
Black or African American631.57%
Asian310.77%
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Clay Center Population by Race

Clay Center Population Pyramid 2022

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Clay Center Median Age

46.2


Total

37.8


Male

52.1


Female

Clay Center Adults

There are 3,061 adults, (1,175 of whom are seniors) in Clay Center.

Clay Center Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

62.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay Center Sex Ratio

Female

2,166

54.06%

Male

1,841

45.94%

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
Married92.1%7.9%
Male81.2%18.8%
All65.1%34.9%
Non Family47.1%52.9%
Female8.8%91.2%

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clay Center Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,9681.9965.1
Married8693.0592.1
Male851.6481.2
Female1711.578.8
Non Family8431.0247.1

2.72

Average Family Size

1.99

Average Household Size

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Clay Center Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade712.53%
9th to 12th Grade1936.87%
High School Graduate1,05537.53%
Some College59020.99%
Associates Degree2438.64%
Bachelors Degree37113.20%
Graduate Degree28810.25%
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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
White2,7262,512659
Asian3131
Hispanic494
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 24.17%.

Clay Center Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,176$44,133$21,524
Less Than 9th Grade$32,801$33,634$
High School Graduate$26,741$44,808$18,773
Some College$32,870$34,361$24,083
Bachelors Degree$32,396$43,207$
Graduate Degree$47,468$62,316$

$33,176

Average Earnings

$44,133

Average Male

$21,524

Average Female

Clay Center Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clay Center Language by Age

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Clay Center Language

98.82% of Clay Center residents speak only English, while 1.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.83% of the population.

Clay Center Language

Clay Center Poverty by Race

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7.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.79%

Male Poverty Rate

8.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay Center

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay Center is White, with 7.63% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.75%.

Clay Center Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.08%
High School7.47%
Some College1.46%
Bachelors or Greater2.91%

Clay Center Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.38%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed1.45%
Female 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$43,191$51,511
Families$67,677$68,606
Married Families$69,028-
Non Families$27,153$28,697
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Income by Household Type

Clay Center Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.4%

Male Marriage Rate

51.5%

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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474

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War88
First Gulf War21
Vietnam178
Korea37
World War II63

Clay Center Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3488
35 to 5434
55 to 6478
65 to 74117
75+157

Clay Center Veterans by Age

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Clay Center Veterans by Race

Clay Center Veterans by Education

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0.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay Center Veterans by Education

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55.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.9%

Employment Rate

3%

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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71.00%

Born in Clay Center

97.95%

Native Born

2.05%

Foreign Born

1.35%

Non Citizen

0.70%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.95% of Clay Center residents were born in the United States, with 71.00% having been born in Kansas. 1.35% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18902,8020.00%
19003,0692670.91%
19103,4383691.14%
19203,7152770.78%
19304,3866711.67%
19404,5181320.30%
19504,528100.02%
19604,613850.19%
19704,9633500.73%
19804,948-15-0.03%
19904,613-335-0.70%
20004,564-49-0.11%
20104,334-230-0.52%
20114,320-14-0.32%
20124,306-14-0.32%
20134,292-14-0.33%
20144,278-14-0.33%
20154,264-14-0.33%
20164,250-14-0.33%
20174,236-14-0.33%
20184,222-14-0.33%
20194,208-14-0.33%
20204,199-9-0.21%
20214,185-14-0.33%
20224,171-14-0.33%

Clay Center Population by Year