Clay, AL


Most expensive Clay neighborhoods

Clay profile

Living in Clay

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.

Clay is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Clay has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Clay has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Clay than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Clay may be for you.

As is often the case in a small city, Clay doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

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.