Clay is a city located in Webster County Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 1,001, it is the 228th largest city in Kentucky and the 14867th largest city in the United States. Clay is currently declining at a rate of -1.48% annually and its population has decreased by -19.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,242 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Clay has a population density of 1,161 people per square mile.
The average household income in Clay is $42,078 with a poverty rate of 23.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $654 per month, and the median house value is $62,700. The median age in Clay is 45.8 years, 50 years for males, and 44.1 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Claywas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.16%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 7.72%.
99.65% of Clay residents speak only English, while 0.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.35% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay is White, with 22.17% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay is Multiple, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.82%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Clay
100.00% of Clay residents were born in the United States, with 82.13% 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.