Clay Center, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clay Center, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Clay Center had a population of 4,306 as of July 1, 2016. Clay Center ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clay Center is located at latitude 39.3812 and longitude -97.1274 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clay Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,201 feet.

The City of Clay Center (GNIS ID: 485555) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

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


Total Population 4,306
Population in Households 4,222
Population in Familes 3,313
Population in Group Qrtrs 84
Population Density1 1,381
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 1,911
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,183
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,158 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,321 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 590 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 247 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $96,595
Average Home Value $124,376


Median Household Income $44,829
Average Household Income $58,569
Per Capita Income $25,804
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.37%
Households -0.08% -0.36%
Families 0.15% -0.43%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
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 Center, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clay Center to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas 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 # 71 90th
Population Density1 # 141 79th
Diversity Index2 # 470 30th
Median Household Income # 406 40th
Per Capita Income # 276 59th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.