Clay, West Virginia Population 2024

364

Clay is a city located in Clay County and Nicholas County West Virginia. Clay has a 2024 population of 364. Clay is currently declining at a rate of -2.15% annually and its population has decreased by -8.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 396 in 2020.

The average household income in Clay is $22,427 with a poverty rate of 71.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Clay is 30.2 years, 30.3 years for males, and 28.5 years for females.

Clay Demographics

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

  • White: 98.47%
  • Two or more races: 0.95%
  • Black or African American: 0.57%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
652.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-8.08% (-32)
The current population of Clay, West Virginia is 364 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 396.

Clay, West Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White51698.47%
Two or more races50.95%
Black or African American30.57%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Clay Population by Race

Clay Population Pyramid 2024

Clay Median Age

30.2

Total

30.3

Male

28.5

Female

Clay Adults

There are 338 adults, (47 of whom are seniors) in Clay.

Clay Age Dependency

80.1

Age Dependency Ratio

16.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

63.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Clay Sex Ratio

Female21941.79%
Male30558.21%

Clay Population by Age

Clay Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1693.0327.272.8
Non Family612.0747.552.5
Male552.780100
Married274.7414.885.2
Female264.045050

3

Average Family Size

3.03

Average Household Size

27.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Clay Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade72.22%
9th to 12th Grade6620.89%
High School Graduate19260.76%
Some College278.54%
Associates Degree00%
Bachelors Degree20.63%
Graduate Degree226.96%

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
White30623822
2+ Races500
Black330
Hispanic222

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 100%.

Clay Educational Attainment by Race

Clay Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Clay Language

99.59% of Clay residents speak only English, while 0.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.41% of the population.

Clay Language

Clay Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White46633271.24%
Multiple55100%
Hispanic44100%
Black33100%

71.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

69.63%

Male Poverty Rate

75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clay

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clay is White, with 71.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 27.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 61.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 72.25%.

Clay Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade93.15%
High School68.75%
Bachelors or Greater33.33%
Some College25.93%

Clay Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed36.36%
Male Employed35.29%
Female Employed25.71%
Female Unemployed0%

Clay Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clay Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households-$22,427
Families-$19,781
Married Families$26,964$-999,999,999
Non Families-$25,715

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Clay Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.8%

Male Marriage Rate

40.8%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Clay Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Clay Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

29

Number of Veterans

29

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam14
Korea3
Second Gulf War2
First Gulf War2
World War II0

Clay Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+23
35 to 542
55 to 642
65 to 742
18 to 340

Clay Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White298.79%

Clay Veterans by Race

Clay Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

55.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clay Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

21.6%

Labor Force Participation

15.2%

Employment Rate

29.7%

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

68.13%

Born in Clay

99.43%

Native Born

0.57%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.43% of Clay residents were born in the United States, with 68.13% having been born in West Virginia. 0% 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
2029324-8-2.41%
2028332-8-2.35%
2027340-8-2.3%
2026348-8-2.25%
2025356-8-2.2%
2024364-8-2.15%
2023372-8-2.11%
2022380-6-1.55%
2021386-10-2.53%
2020396-44-10%
2019440-5-1.12%
2018445-5-1.11%
2017450-10-2.17%
2016460-1-0.22%
2015461-2-0.43%
2014463-13-2.73%
2013476-4-0.83%
2012480-7-1.44%
2011487-4-0.81%
201049100%

Clay Population by Year