Clay, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Clay, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Clay had a population of 9,876 as of July 1, 2018. 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 33.7026 and longitude -86.5997 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clay 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.

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


Total Population 9,876
Population in Households 9,862
Population in Familes 8,786
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 994
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $75,156
Average Household Income $87,460
Per Capita Income $32,200


Total Housing Units 3,875 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,181 (82.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 481 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 213 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $168,533
Average Home Value $207,440


Total Households 3,662
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 2,840
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 0.21% 0.23%
Households 0.29% 0.26%
Families 0.26% 0.19%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

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, 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 # 66 89th
Population Density # 44 93rd
Diversity Index # 304 48th
Median Household Income # 24 96th
Per Capita Income # 44 93rd

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