Clay, NY
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Clay is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 11,133 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Clay is the 171st largest community in New York.

Unlike some towns, 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 town 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 (16.42%), sales jobs (15.06%), and management occupations (11.53%).

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 town 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.

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

The education level of Clay citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.41% of adults in Clay have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Clay in 2010 was $31,670, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,680 for a family of four.

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, and Polish.

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