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.

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 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 (14.81%), sales jobs (13.02%), and management occupations (10.38%).

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 town 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.

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

In terms of college education, Clay is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.21% of adults in Clay have a college degree.

The per capita income in Clay in 2010 was $31,575, which is upper middle income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $126,300 for a family of four. However, Clay contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.