Clay Center is a tiny city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 743 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
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clay Center is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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
Because of many things, Clay Center is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Clay Center really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Clay Center perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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.