Population: 58,633

Male 48% Female 52%
Married 61%
Single 39%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Clay has a very low population density. Clay is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

1,221 Clay
27,441 New York

City Info

Clay, NY is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 10/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Clay has a population density of 1,221, with 58,633 current residents.

Out of the 58,633 current residents, 48% are male and 52% are female. 61% of the residents are married and 39% are single.



Air quality

Average air quality


  • 44% Sun
  • 38% Rain
  • 100% Snow


49°F average temperature

  • 34 years Median home age
  • $123,350 Median home price
  • 2.55% Home appreciation rate
  • 30.83% Annual property tax
  • 69.2%
    Homes owned
  • 25.2%
    Homes rented
  • 5.6%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Clay, the air quality is 65% and the weather, on average, is 44% sunny, 38% rainy, and 100% snowy. The average temperature is 49°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Clay, you should know that 69.2% of homes are owned while 25.2% of homes are rented, and 5.6% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $123,350, the median age of homes is 34 years, the annual home appreciation is 2.55% and the annual property tax is 30.83%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Clay, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Clay’s crime rate is 2 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Clay is 37 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 59.25% Democratic, 38.94% Republican, and 1.81% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:13


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 91%
    High school diploma
  • 13%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 18%
    Bachelors degree
  • 10%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Clay, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 7.10% of residents are unemployed in Clay (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Clay residents: 14.8% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 22.67% are in the arts and sciences field, 11.3% are in the customer service field, 32.9% are in the sales field, 0.03% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 5.9% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 12.4% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 90.76%, 12.76% of residents have an associate’s degree, 18.12% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 9.60% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Clay, you should be aware that the average commute time is 22 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Clay have a few different options. 87% of commuters use their own cars, 9% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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