Clay, NY

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Clay profile

Living in Clay

Clay is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 10,985 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Clay is the 171st largest community in New York.

Unlike some towns 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 town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clay who work in office and administrative support (13.37%), sales jobs (12.77%), and management occupations (8.59%).

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.

Because of many things, Clay is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Clay a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Clay has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Clay’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Clay is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.35% of adults in Clay have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Clay in 2010 was $38,310, 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 $153,240 for a family of four. However, Clay contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Clay is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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, Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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