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.

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 (17.98%), sales jobs (10.02%), and management occupations (9.89%).

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.

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

The percentage of people in Clay who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.37% of adults in Clay have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Clay in 2018 was $30,517, which is wealthy relative to Alabama, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,068 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, English, African, and Italian.

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