Clay, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clay, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Clay had a population of 9,922 as of July 1, 2016. Clay ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clay is located at latitude 33.6966 and longitude -86.6082 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clay (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 935 feet.

The City of Clay (GNIS ID: 2404063) 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.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Clay is located within Clay Division of Jefferson 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.

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


Total Population 9,922
Population in Households 9,908
Population in Familes 8,855
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 999
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 3,672
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 2,857
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,929 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,188 (81.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 484 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 257 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $166,539
Average Home Value $208,488


Median Household Income $66,436
Average Household Income $79,591
Per Capita Income $29,291
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.41%
Households 0.43% 0.43%
Families 0.44% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clay to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama 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 # 66 89th
Population Density1 # 46 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 315 46th
Median Household Income # 25 96th
Per Capita Income # 44 93rd

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