Clay, Kentucky Population 2024

969

Clay is a city located in Webster County Kentucky. Clay has a 2024 population of 969. Clay is currently declining at a rate of -1.42% annually and its population has decreased by -5.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,029 in 2020.

The average household income in Clay is $48,949 with a poverty rate of 22.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Clay is 34.5 years, 28.3 years for males, and 38.5 years for females.

Clay Demographics

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

  • White: 96.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.5%
  • Native American: 1.02%
  • Two or more races: 0.37%
  • Black or African American:
  • Asian:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
0.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,124.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.83% (-60)
The current population of Clay, Kentucky is 969 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,029.

Clay, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,03796.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander272.5%
Native American111.02%
Two or more races40.37%
Black or African American
Asian
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Clay Population by Race

Clay Population Pyramid 2024

Clay Median Age

34.5

Total

28.3

Male

38.5

Female

Clay Adults

There are 879 adults, (170 of whom are seniors) in Clay.

Clay Age Dependency

52.2

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay Sex Ratio

Female53049.12%
Male54950.88%

Clay Population by Age

Clay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4152.668.731.3
Non Family1991.4155.344.7
Married1453.6896.63.4
Female543.7464.835.2
Male173.650100
showing: 5 rows

3.55

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

68.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Clay 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 Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clay Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10%.

Clay Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,212

Average Earnings

$41,691

Average Male

$32,813

Average Female

Clay Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clay Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Clay Language

99.4% of Clay residents speak only English, while 0.6% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.6% of the population.

Clay Language

Clay Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,03723522.66%
Multiple44100%
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22.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.68%

Male Poverty Rate

22.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay is Multiple, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay is White, with 22.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 14.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.25%.

Clay Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.75%
Some College23.84%
High School20.27%
Bachelors or Greater
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Clay Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Employed15.04%
Male Unemployed9.09%
Female Employed8.89%
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Clay Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clay Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Clay Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.4%

Male Marriage Rate

41.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Clay Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Clay 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 55-64.

Clay Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Clay Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

67

Number of Veterans

67

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Clay Veterans by War

count

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Clay Veterans by Age

count

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Clay Veterans by Race

Clay Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

70.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.7%

Labor Force Participation

47.6%

Employment Rate

11.4%

Unemployment Rate

Clay Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Clay Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Clay 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

75.53%

Born in Clay

99.44%

Native Born

0.56%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.44% of Clay residents were born in the United States, with 75.53% having been born in Kentucky. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Clay Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029899-14-1.53%
2028913-14-1.51%
2027927-14-1.49%
2026941-14-1.47%
2025955-14-1.44%
2024969-14-1.42%
2023983-14-1.4%
2022997-14-1.38%
20211,011-18-1.75%
20201,029-67-6.11%
20191,096-13-1.17%
20181,109
20171,109-19-1.68%
20161,128-1-0.09%
20151,129-6-0.53%
20141,135-20-1.73%
20131,155-9-0.77%
20121,164-6-0.51%
20111,170-5-0.43%
20101,175
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Clay Population by Year