Clay City, Illinois Population 2022

825
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Clay City is a city located in Clay County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 825, it is the 739th largest city in Illinois and the 16096th largest city in the United States. Clay City is currently declining at a rate of -1.32% annually and its population has decreased by -2.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 847 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, Clay City has a population density of 463 people per square mile.

The average household income in Clay City is $55,890 with a poverty rate of 22.10%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $448 per month, and the median house value is $66,200. The median age in Clay City is 31.3 years, 32.9 years for males, and 30.3 years for females.

Clay City Demographics

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

  • White: 98.33%
  • Black or African American: 1.23%
  • Two or more races: 0.45%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Clay City, Illinois is 825 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 847.

Clay City, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White88198.33%
Black or African American111.23%
Two or More Races40.45%
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Clay City Population by Race

Clay City Population Pyramid 2022

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Clay City Median Age

31.9


Total

37.8


Male

29.9


Female

Clay City Adults

There are 638 adults, (145 of whom are seniors) in Clay City.

Clay City Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay City Sex Ratio

Female

490

54.69%

Male

406

45.31%

Clay City Population by Age

Clay City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Clay City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.5%16.5%
All69.7%30.3%
Non Family66.7%33.3%
Male44.4%55.6%
Female20%80%

69.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clay City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3562.5269.7
Married1823.1883.5
Male274.3344.4
Female302.2320
Non Family1171.1566.7

3.07

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Clay City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade244.21%
9th to 12th Grade457.89%
High School Graduate21036.84%
Some College15026.32%
Associates Degree7513.16%
Bachelors Degree549.47%
Graduate Degree122.11%
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Clay City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clay City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White55748866
Black1111
2+ Races22

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 11.85%.

Clay City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,083$37,321$30,179
Less Than 9th Grade$30,962$30,962$
High School Graduate$34,412$35,521$32,361
Some College$26,250$49,375$20,114
Bachelors Degree$38,750$63,750$35,179
Graduate Degree$$$

$32,083

Average Earnings

$37,321

Average Male

$30,179

Average Female

Clay City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clay City Language by Age

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Clay City Language

98.77% of Clay City residents speak only English, while 1.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.86% of the population.

Clay City Language

Clay City Poverty by Race

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22.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.49%

Male Poverty Rate

25.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay City is White, with 22.47% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.33%.

Clay City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.68%
High School10.95%
Some College11.11%
Bachelors or Greater4.55%

Clay City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed13.24%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed10.53%
Female Unemployed100.00%

Clay City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clay City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,104$58,415
Families$49,688$69,716
Married Families$71,705-
Non Families$28,173$31,433
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Income by Household Type

Clay City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

57.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.0%

Male Marriage Rate

53.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay City Married by Age and Sex

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Clay City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Clay City Marital Status by Race

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Clay City Marital Status

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47

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War
Vietnam28
Korea4
World War II5

Clay City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 54
55 to 6419
65 to 7419
75+9

Clay City Veterans by Age

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Clay City Veterans by Race

Clay City Veterans by Education

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14.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay City Veterans by Education

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64.8%

Labor Force Participation

63.5%

Employment Rate

1.9%

Unemployment Rate

Clay City Employment by Age

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Clay City Employment by Race

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Clay City 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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90.40%

Born in Clay City

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Clay City residents were born in the United States, with 90.40% having been born in Illinois. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Clay City Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20109590.00%
2011948-11-1.15%
2012937-11-1.16%
2013926-11-1.17%
2014915-11-1.19%
2015904-11-1.20%
2016893-11-1.22%
2017882-11-1.23%
2018871-11-1.25%
2019860-11-1.26%
2020847-13-1.51%
2021836-11-1.30%
2022825-11-1.32%

Clay City Population by Year