Clay, AL
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Clay is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 9,655 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Clay is the 68th largest community in Alabama.

Clay real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Clay house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Clay isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Clay are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clay is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clay who work in office and administrative support (21.00%), sales jobs (12.93%), and management occupations (10.70%).

Also of interest is that Clay has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Clay is worth considering.

Clay 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.

The education level of Clay citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.23% of adults in Clay have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Clay in 2010 was $31,112, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,448 for a family of four. However, Clay contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Clay is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Clay home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clay residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Clay include Irish, German, Scottish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Clay is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.