Clay, AL

Clay profile

Living in Clay

Clay is a somewhat small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 9,923 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clay is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (15.72%), sales jobs (10.62%), and management occupations (9.50%).

In Clay, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.47 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Being a small city, Clay does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of people in Clay who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.16% of adults in Clay have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Clay in 2018 was $31,796, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,184 for a family of four. However, Clay contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Clay is an extremely 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, African, German, English, and Italian.

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