Clay Center, Kansas Population 2020

3,887

Clay Center is a city located in Kansas. With a 2020 population of 3,887, it is the 74th largest city in Kansas and the 5481st largest city in the United States. Clay Center is currently declining at a rate of -1.30% annually and its population has decreased by -10.31% 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 1,221 people per square mile.

The average household income in Clay Center is $60,467 with a poverty rate of 7.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $613 per month, and the median house value is $82,400. The median age in Clay Center is 42.6 years, 38.1 years for males, and 53.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.5 males.

Clay Center Demographics

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

  • White: 97.38%
  • Asian: 1.03%
  • Two or more races: 0.83%
  • Black or African American: 0.76%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Clay Center, Kansas is 3,887, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,989.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,334.

Clay Center, Kansas Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,97297.38%
Asian421.03%
Two or More Races340.83%
Black or African American310.76%

Clay Center Population Pyramid 2020

Clay Center Median Age

42.6


Total

38.1


Male

53.2


Female

Clay Center Adults

There are 3,007 adults, (1,107 of whom are seniors) in Clay Center.

Clay Center Age Dependency

114.7

Age Dependency Ratio

58.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay Center Sex Ratio

Female

2,119

51.95%

Male

1,960

48.05%

Clay Center Households and Families

Clay Center Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Clay Center Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married88.2%11.8%
Female85.6%14.4%
All74%26%
Non Family50.1%49.9%

74.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7642.2574
Married8872.9688.2
Non Family6751.0650.1
Female1183.485.6
Male842.76100

2.99

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

0.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Clay Center Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1013.54%
9th to 12th Grade1655.78%
High School Graduate84729.66%
Some College68824.09%
Associates Degree29610.36%
Bachelors Degree42314.81%
Graduate Degree33611.76%

Clay Center Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,8102,544759
Asian4242
Hispanic33
Multiple Races11

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 27.01%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,961$32,470$21,289
Less Than High School$30,236$30,967$
High School Grad$24,175$40,101$22,515
Some College$30,760$32,341$21,977
Bachelors Degree$30,972$$
Graduate Degree$$61,875$

$29,961

Average Earnings

$32,470

Average Male

$21,289

Average Female

Clay Center Language

Clay Center Language by Age

Clay Center Language

97.56% of Clay Center residents speak only English, while 2.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.51% of the population.

Clay Center Poverty

Clay Center Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,8763027.79%
Multiple3412.94%

7.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.08%

Male Poverty Rate

6.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay Center

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay Center is White, with 7.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay Center is Multiple, with 2.94% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.76%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.20%
High School9.34%
Some College6.33%
Bachelors or Greater5.09%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed27.08%
Male Employed9.05%
Female Employed2.09%

Clay Center Income

Clay Center Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,688$60,467
Families$65,104$78,505
Married Families$67,292-
Non Families$27,712$31,365

Clay Center Marital Status

Clay Center Marital Status

Marriage Rates

58.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.1%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay Center Married by Age and Sex

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

Clay Center Veterans

431

Number of Veterans

416

Male Veterans

15

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam197
World War II57
Korea41
Second Gulf War30
First Gulf War12

$Clay Center Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay Center Employment Status

65.3%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

2.4%

Unemployment Rate

Clay Center 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

68.94%

Born in Kansas

98.38%

Native Born

1.62%

Foreign Born

0.22%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.38% of Clay Center residents were born in the United States, with 68.94% having been born in Kansas. 0.22% 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
20203,887-51-1.30%
20193,938-51-1.28%
20183,989-16-0.40%
20174,005-51-1.26%
20164,056-104-2.50%
20154,160-21-0.50%
20144,181-60-1.41%
20134,241-73-1.69%
20124,314-20-0.46%
20114,334-15-0.34%
20104,349-215-0.48%
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%