Clay City is a city located in Powell County Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 1,217, it is the 211th largest city in Kentucky and the 13778th largest city in the United States. Clay City is currently growing at a rate of 1.00% annually and its population has increased by 2.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,193 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Clay City has a population density of 1,149 people per square mile.
The average household income in Clay City is $35,938 with a poverty rate of 39.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $523 per month, and the median house value is $49,300. The median age in Clay City is 36 years, 35.9 years for males, and 36.1 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Clay Citywas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 65.81%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 3.78%.
100.00% of Clay City residents speak only English, while 0.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.00% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay City is White, with 40.48% 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 8.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 45.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 53.70%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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100.00% of Clay City residents were born in the United States, with 85.02% having been born in Kentucky. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.