Clay Center is a tiny city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 732 people and just one neighborhood, Clay Center is the 135th largest community in Nebraska. Much of the housing stock in Clay Center was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Clay Center is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Clay Center is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Clay Center who work in office and administrative support (13.58%), sales jobs (12.84%) and management occupations (10.37%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Clay Center has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Setting & Lifestyle
Clay Center is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Clay Center’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Clay Center is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.