Clay Center, KS Profile: Facts & Data


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Clay Center, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Clay Center had a population of 4,132 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Clay Center, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,132
Population in Households 4,048
Population in Familes 3,183
Population in Group Qrtrs 84
Population Density2 1,325
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $46,844
Average Household Income $60,829
Per Capita Income $26,703


Total Housing Units 2,155 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,405 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 425 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 325 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $97,238
Average Home Value $120,816


Total Households 1,830
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,124
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.58% -0.94%
Households -0.58% -0.95%
Families -0.51% -1.05%
Median Household Income   0.12%
Per Capita Income   0.65%

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, 2018 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 # 74 89th
Population Density # 148 78th
Diversity Index # 486 28th
Median Household Income # 395 41st
Per Capita Income # 263 61st

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