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Clay, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The Town of Clay had a population of 487 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Clay is located at latitude 38.4615 and longitude -81.0849 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Clay (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 709 feet.

The Town of Clay (GNIS ID: 2390798) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Clay is located within District B, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clay County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clay population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clay: Clay Court House, Clay Town, Claytown, Henry, Marshall.

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Clay, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 487
Population in Households 478
Population in Familes 377
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 873
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 214
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 137
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 282 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 113 (40.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 101 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (24.1%)
Median Home Value $66,346
Average Home Value $122,345


Median Household Income $19,725
Average Household Income $32,195
Per Capita Income $13,921
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.13% -0.33%
Households -0.3% -0.38%
Families 0.35% -0.59%
Median Household Income   -0.34%
Per Capita Income   0.11%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Clay, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clay to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 250 39th
Population Density1 # 185 55th
Diversity Index2 # 220 46th
Median Household Income # 399 2nd
Per Capita Income # 395 3rd

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