Clay, New York Population 2024

59,121

Clay is a city located in Cayuga County and Onondaga County New York. Clay has a 2024 population of 59,121. Clay is currently declining at a rate of -0.64% annually and its population has decreased by -2.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 60,434 in 2020.

The average household income in Clay is $97,134 with a poverty rate of 8.96%. The median age in Clay is 39.6 years: 38.5 years for males, and 40.9 years for females.

Clay Demographics

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

  • White: 84.26%
  • Two or more races: 7.59%
  • Black or African American: 4.48%
  • Asian: 2.55%
  • Other race: 0.94%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
Land Area (mi²)
48.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,230.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.17% (-1,313)
The current population of Clay, New York is 59,121 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 60,434.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White50,73884.26%
Two or more races4,5707.59%
Black or African American2,6994.48%
Asian1,5372.55%
Other race5640.94%
Native American650.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander460.08%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Clay Population by Race

Clay Population Pyramid 2024

Clay Median Age

39.6

Total

38.5

Male

40.9

Female

Clay Adults

There are 47,790 adults, (10,211 of whom are seniors) in Clay.

Clay Age Dependency

60.2

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay Sex Ratio

Female30,73151.03%
Male29,48848.97%

Clay Population by Age

Clay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All25,0802.3970.829.2
Married11,8813.189.610.4
Non Family9,4351.2651.948.1
Female2,4222.8860.239.8
Male1,3423.2957.242.8

2.98

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

70.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Clay Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1,9104.44%
Associates Degree6,54415.21%
Bachelors Degree9,37421.78%
Graduate Degree6,25714.54%
High School Graduate10,58824.6%
Less Than 9th Grade8141.89%
Some College7,54517.53%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White37,43235,67413,763
Black1,8451,556394
2+ Races1,6781,492596
Hispanic1,3671,117451
Asian1,082767533
Other Race403357151
Native American646416
Islander464612

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.26%.

Clay Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$65,609$73,939$54,988
Graduate Degree$78,737$90,019$74,883
High School Graduate$40,721$47,917$33,270
Less Than 9th Grade$25,935$26,731$25,853
Overall$55,902$59,701$51,390
Some College$49,134$52,447$48,063

$55,902

Average Earnings

$59,701

Average Male

$51,390

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

92.59% of Clay residents speak only English, while 7.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.96% of the population.

Clay Language

Clay Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White49,4263,6687.42%
Hispanic3,18469921.95%
Black2,69066824.83%
Multiple4,51465814.58%
Asian1,5221228.02%
Other53410219.1%
Islander463473.91%

8.96%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.23%

Male Poverty Rate

9.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clay is Islander, with 73.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay is White, with 7.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.4%.

Clay Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.76%
Some College9.33%
High School8.83%
Bachelors or Greater2.52%

Clay Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed26.52%
Female Unemployed19.04%
Female Employed3.1%
Male Employed2.87%

Clay Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clay Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$105,098$115,533
Households$83,813$97,134
Married Families$117,100$128,488
Non Families$52,050$62,377

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Clay Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

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 55-64, 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

3,841

Number of Veterans

3,648

Male Veterans

193

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam1,213
Second Gulf War1,037
First Gulf War873
Korea193
World War II55

Clay Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54948
65 to 74915
75+833
55 to 64600
18 to 34545

Clay Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3,3918.17%
2+ Races1878.2%
Black1617.14%
Hispanic1136.44%
Asian776.86%
Native American1523.44%
Other Race102.29%

Clay Veterans by Race

Clay Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.8%

Labor Force Participation

64.3%

Employment Rate

4.9%

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

80.31%

Born in Clay

94.56%

Native Born

5.44%

Foreign Born

1.81%

Non Citizen

3.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.56% of Clay residents were born in the United States, with 80.31% having been born in New York. 1.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Clay Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202957,231-378-0.66%
202857,609-378-0.65%
202757,987-378-0.65%
202658,365-378-0.64%
202558,743-378-0.64%
202459,121-378-0.64%
202359,499-378-0.63%
202259,877-378-0.63%
202160,255-179-0.3%
202060,4341,0761.81%
201959,358-82-0.14%
201859,440-69-0.12%
201759,5092560.43%
201659,253-323-0.54%
201559,576-87-0.15%
201459,6633810.64%
201359,2826051.03%
201258,677100.02%
201158,6672280.39%
201058,43900%

Clay Population by Year