What is the current population of Clay?

Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Clay is 387. Clay, West Virginia is the 14,236th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Clay?

The peak population of Clay was in 1990, when its population was 592. In 1990, Clay was the 12,209th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 14,236th largest city in the US. Clay is currently 34.6% smaller than it was in 1990.

How quickly is Clay shrinking?

Clay has shrunk 34.5% since the year 2000. Clay, West Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 97% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

What is the voting age population of Clay, West Virginia?

The total voting age population of Clay, West Virginia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 429. The voting age population is 49.9% male and 50.1% female.

What percentage of Clay, West Virginia residents are senior citizens?

According to the latest census statistics, 10.5% of the residents of Clay are 65 or older.

What are the racial demographics of Clay, West Virginia?

The racial demographics of Clay are 100.0% White.

What percentage of Clay, West Virginia residents are below the poverty line?

In Clay, 58.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 71.9%. On a per-household basis, 52.5% of families are below the poverty line in Clay.

What percentage of Clay, West Virginia residents are in the labor force?

Among those aged 16 and older, 38.9% of Clay residents are in the labor force.

What are the education levels among Clay, West Virginia residents?

Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 72.1% of Clay residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 5.9% have a bachelor's degree and 5.9% have a graduate or professional degree.

What percentage of Clay, West Virginia residents speak a non-English language at home?

Among Clay residents aged 5 and older, 0.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.0% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.0% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.

What is the unemployment rate in Clay, West Virginia?

The unemployment rate in Clay is 18.1%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.

What percentage of Clay, West Virginia residents work for the government?

In Clay, 22.1% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.

What is the median income in Clay, West Virginia?

The median household income in Clay is $20,156.

What percentage of housing units are owner-occupied in Clay, West Virginia?

In Clay, 50.2% of housing units are occupied by their owners.

What percentage of housing units are rented in Clay, West Virginia?

Renters occupy 49.8% of housing units in Clay.

What percentage of Clay, West Virginia housing units were built before 1940?

Of all the housing units in Clay, 15.0% of them were build before 1940.

What percentage of Clay, West Virginia housing units were built after 2000?

In Clay, 6.1% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000.

What is the median monthly rent in Clay, West Virginia?

The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Clay is $572.

What percentage of households in Clay, West Virginia have broadband internet?

In Clay, 72.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.

Clay Population By Year

Population Graph For Clay
Year Population Rank in US
2021 387 14,236
2020 396 14,128
2019 441 13,880
2018 448 13,812
2017 456 13,748
2016 464 13,660
2015 467 13,636
2014 468 13,634
2013 484 13,487
2012 486 13,487
2011 491 13,453
2010 491 13,450
2000 591 12,654
1990 592 12,209

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2000-2021
14226 Blum, Texas 388 -3.7%
14227 Colesburg, Iowa 388 -5.5%
14228 Columbus City, Iowa 388 3.1%
14229 Crystal Lakes, Missouri 388 0.7%
14230 Hayti, South Dakota 388 6.0%
14231 Hustonville, Kentucky 388 11.4%
14232 Silo, Oklahoma 388 37.5%
14233 Speculator, New York 388 11.4%
14234 Tontogany, Ohio 388 5.4%
14235 Wyoming, New York 388 -24.2%
14236 Clay, West Virginia 387 -34.5%
14237 Duncan, Nebraska 387 8.4%
14238 East New Market, Maryland 387 60.5%
14239 Florence, Kansas 387 -42.4%
14240 La Valle, Wisconsin 387 19.0%
14241 Milton, Iowa 387 -29.6%
14242 Millsap, Texas 386 8.7%
14243 Moreland, Georgia 386 -3.2%
14244 Mowrystown, Ohio 386 2.9%
14245 Washington Park, North Carolina 386 -11.2%
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US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2021
11418 Man 759 -1.0%
11443 Bath (Berkeley Springs) 755 2.1%
11448 Gassaway 755 -16.1%
11478 Bethany 749 -23.8%
11558 Smithers 737 -18.2%
11604 Gary 730 -19.6%
11713 Addison (Webster Springs) 715 -11.5%
11740 Lumberport 710 -24.3%
11753 Piedmont 707 -29.6%
11758 Elizabeth 706 -28.9%
11772 White Hall 705 17.5%
11791 Cedar Grove 700 -18.6%
11793 Middlebourne 700 -19.5%
11802 Glasgow 699 -10.4%
11879 Grant Town 685 4.5%
11965 Fort Gay 671 -18.1%
12030 War 662 -18.1%
12034 West Union 661 -17.9%
12049 Triadelphia 659 -19.1%
12132 Danville 645 13.1%
12183 Pineville 638 -10.8%
12283 Beverly 623 -3.8%
12338 Thomas 614 1.8%
12520 Davis 588 -5.3%
12550 Ridgeley 584 -22.7%
12673 Reedsville 562 8.7%
12690 Mill Creek 560 -15.2%
12844 Gauley Bridge 542 -26.4%
12859 Beech Bottom 540 -12.3%
12913 Masontown 533 -17.3%
13105 West Hamlin 509 -26.6%
13108 Anmoore 508 -25.7%
13149 Hartford City 504 -4.1%
13328 Franklin 482 -45.3%
13358 Cowen 479 -6.2%
13383 Grantsville 476 -15.6%
13430 Pratt 471 -15.7%
13491 Clearview 463 -21.2%
13499 Rowlesburg 463 -24.3%
13575 Peterstown 454 -8.8%
13642 West Milford 447 -31.2%
13842 Capon Bridge 425 97.6%
13849 Union 425 -22.3%
13972 Delbarton 413 -18.2%
13978 Paw Paw 413 -21.1%
14037 Jane Lew 406 0.4%
14068 Farmington 403 4.4%
14082 Matewan 402 -18.7%
14172 Burnsville 393 -18.2%
14198 West Logan 391 -6.0%
14225 Bancroft 388 5.4%
14236 Clay 387 -34.5%
14265 Junior 384 -14.4%
14394 Fairview 373 -15.8%
14536 Lost Creek 357 -23.7%
14565 Windsor Heights 355 -17.2%
14577 Pine Grove 353 -37.9%
14596 Whitesville 351 -32.3%
14776 Lester 333 3.7%
14875 Gilbert 324 -21.7%
14954 Meadow Bridge 317 -0.9%
15034 Mitchell Heights 310 3.6%
15063 Tunnelton 308 -8.3%
15066 Flemington 307 6.9%
15069 Kermit 307 20.8%
15167 Hedgesville 298 29.5%
15446 Bramwell 274 -35.6%
15455 Newburg 274 -23.6%
15461 Iaeger 273 -23.0%
15509 Valley Grove 270 -37.0%
15518 Harpers Ferry 269 -12.3%
15551 Wardensville 267 8.5%
15629 Albright 261 6.0%
15636 Flatwoods 261 -25.2%
15801 Hundred 248 -27.6%
15904 Durbin 240 -8.3%
15933 Northfork 238 -53.7%
15992 Ellenboro 233 -37.3%
16030 Hillsboro 231 -4.9%
16077 Henderson 228 -29.8%
16140 Davy 223 -43.4%
16172 Hendricks 221 -30.5%
16193 Handley 220 -39.0%
16219 Bradshaw 218 -24.0%
16242 Quinwood 217 -50.0%
16313 Hambleton 212 -14.1%
16344 Elk Garden 210 -3.6%
16521 Bayard 199 -33.2%

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