Clay Center, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 3,980 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.8%
 
Males: 1,902  (47.8%)
Females: 2,078  (52.2%)
Median resident age:

42.9 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 67432.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,793 (it was $31,531 in 2000)
Clay Center:

$43,793
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,120 (it was $19,128 in 2000)

Clay Center city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $97,797 (it was $52,600 in 2000)
Clay Center:

$97,797
KS:

$150,600

Median gross rent in 2017: $649.

March 2019 cost of living index in Clay Center: 75.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.6%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Clay Center, KS (2010)
    • 4,14895.7%White alone
    • 771.8%Hispanic
    • 471.1%Two or more races
    • 210.5%Black alone
    • 220.5%American Indian alone
    • 150.3%Asian alone
    • 20.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.05%Other race alone

Races in Clay Center detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Clay Center, Kansas as of September 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Clay Center is 263 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Clay Center by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
5
(113.7)
4
(90.7)
7
(162.6)
3
(69.1)
1
(22.6)
1
(22.8)
2
(45.9)
2
(45.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(47.5)
4
(96.7)
2
(48.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(22.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.2)
1
(23.7)
1
(24.2)
1
(24.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(182.0)
10
(226.8)
10
(232.3)
17
(391.5)
21
(474.0)
5
(114.2)
8
(183.4)
6
(137.1)
15
(348.4)
6
(142.4)
11
(266.0)
8
(193.2)
8
(198.8)
19
(483.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
47
(1,069)
36
(816.5)
47
(1,092)
38
(875.2)
14
(316.0)
32
(730.9)
24
(550.2)
39
(891.2)
29
(673.5)
35
(830.8)
36
(870.4)
12
(289.9)
9
(223.6)
12
(305.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
90
(2,047)
102
(2,313)
83
(1,928)
70
(1,612)
47
(1,061)
78
(1,782)
71
(1,628)
83
(1,897)
41
(952.2)
70
(1,662)
66
(1,596)
40
(966.2)
58
(1,441)
51
(1,298)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(91.0)
6
(136.1)
10
(232.3)
5
(115.2)
4
(90.3)
6
(137.0)
1
(22.9)
4
(91.4)
1
(23.2)
3
(71.2)
7
(169.2)
3
(72.5)
3
(74.5)
5
(127.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(45.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(45.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(49.7)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)298.2278.5348.7268.5191.4174.5178.8209.6163.7203.9276.1149.3119.0180.2

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City-data.com crime index in Clay Center, KS

Crime rate in Clay Center detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Kansas average:

2.20
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Ancestries: German (20.5%), American (17.9%), French (13.0%), Irish (12.8%), English (11.2%), Swedish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 2.59 square miles.

Population density: 1,537 people per square mile   (low).

Clay Center, Kansas map

70 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.7%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,781 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,704 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Topeka, KS (80.4 miles , pop. 122,377).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (101.7 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (455.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Morganville, KS (2.7 miles),
Green, KS (2.7 miles),
Wakefield, KS (3.6 miles ),
Leonardville, KS (3.8 miles ),
Oak Hill, KS (3.9 miles),
Clifton, KS (3.9 miles ),
Vining, KS (4.0 miles),
Riley, KS (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 39.38 N, Longitude: 97.12 W

Area code: 785

Distribution of median household income in Clay Center, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Clay Center, KS in 2017
Clay Center satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $159,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $171,600
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $254,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $156,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $315,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $130,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Clay Center, KS residents
Average permit cost in Clay Center, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
Kansas:

3.7%
Most common industries in Clay Center, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (17.1%)
  • Health care (11.6%)
  • Construction (11.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
  • Machinery (3.8%)
  • Social assistance (3.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.7%)
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.4%)
  • Machinery (5.3%)
  • Truck transportation (4.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.5%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (24.0%)
  • Health care (22.9%)
  • Social assistance (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Clay Center, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.9%)
  • Carpenters (5.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (12.8%)
  • Registered nurses (6.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Child care workers (4.5%)

Average climate in Clay Center, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Clay Center-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 83% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/11/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.1 miles away from the Clay Center city center caused $66 million in damages.

On 5/25/1951, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Clay Center-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 278.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 193.4 miles away from Clay Center center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 251.9 miles away from Clay Center center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 120.3 miles away from Clay Center center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 122.5 miles away from Clay Center center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 328.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clay County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Clay Center topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Clay Center:

  • CLAY COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 617 LIBERTY)
  • MEADOWLARK HOSPICE (709 LIBERTY STREET)
  • CLAY COUNTY HHA (820 SPELLMAN CIRCLE)
  • CLAY CENTER PRESBYTERIAN MANOR (924 EIGHTH ST)
  • MEDICALODGES CLAY CENTER (715 LIBERTY PO BOX 517)

Airports located in Clay Center:

See details about airports located in Clay Center, KS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Clay Center:

  • Kansas State University (about 32 miles; Manhattan, KS; Full-time enrollment: 20,703)
  • Washburn University (about 80 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)
  • Emporia State University (about 85 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,687)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 101 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 103 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 103 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 104 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)

Public high school in Clay Center:

Public elementary/middle schools in Clay Center:

  • CLAY CENTER COMMUNITY MIDDLE (Students: 235, Location: 935 PROSPECT STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • GARFIELD ELEM (Location: 815 4TH ST, Grades: 4-5)
  • LINCOLN ELEM (Location: 1020 GRANT, Grades: PK-3)
See full list of schools located in Clay Center

Library in Clay Center:

  • CLAY CENTER CARNEGIE LIBRARY (Operating income: $125,645; Location: 706 6 ST; 40,151 books; 200 audio materials; 200 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 85 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Clay Center: Clay County Fairgrounds (A), Clay Center Zoo (B), Clay Center Industrial Park (C), Agmark Grain Elevator Number 5 (D), Clay County Sheriff's Office Jail (E), Clay Center Police Department (F), Clay County Sheriff's Office (G), Clay County Courthouse (H), Clay County Emergency Medical Services (I), Clay County Health Department (J), Clay Center Carnegie Library (K), Clay Center City Hall (L), Clay County Museum (M), Clay Center Fire Department (N), Clay Center Area Chamber of Commerce (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Clay Center include: Clay Center United Methodist Church (A), Hebron Reformed Presbyterian Church (B), Clay Center Wesleyan Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (E), Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church (F), Clay Center Christian Church (G), Evangelical Covenant Church of Clay Center (H), Saint Paul Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Greenwood Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Spring Creek (A), Dry Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Clay Center include: Huntress Park (1), Dexter Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Sunrise Motel (1136 Crawford Street), Cedar Court Motel (905 Crawford Street).

Court: Clay-County - Clerk District Court (712 5th Street).

Birthplace of: Alwyn Howard Gentry - Botanist, Brady Cowell - College football coach, Slow Joe Doyle - Professional baseball pitcher, Dave Wiemers - College football coach, Ken Swenson - Retired middle distance runner, Nicole Ohlde - WNBA player (Minnesota Lynx, born: Mar 13, 1982).

Clay County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Clay Center and their reported violations in the past:

CLAY CENTER, CITY OF (Population served: 4,315, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Selenium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-09-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-23-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-24-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-03-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-03-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-07-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-21-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
HAWKS LANDING (Population served: 51, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-14-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-14-2010), St Public Notif received (MAY-25-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2010)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.0%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.9%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Clay Center in 2010:

  • 69 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 14 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
112 people in nursing homes in 2000
23 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Clay Center (2011 data):

  • United Bank & Trust: Clay Center Branch at 502 Lincoln Street, branch established on 1885/06/01; West Crawford Branch at 726 West Crawford, branch established on 2004/10/21. Info updated 2010/09/28: Bank assets: $503.4 mil, Deposits: $384.3 mil, headquarters in Marysville, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Ubt Bancshares, Inc.
  • Union State Bank: Drive-In Branch at 508 Dexter Street, branch established on 1971/12/07; at 701 5th Street, branch established on 1901/06/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $136.5 mil, Deposits: $80.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Union State Banc Holding Corporation
  • The Girard National Bank: Clay Center Branch at 624 West Crawford, branch established on 1998/12/18. Info updated 2007/09/28: Bank assets: $512.7 mil, Deposits: $395.5 mil, headquarters in Girard, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Gn Bankshares, Inc.
  • The Citizens National Bank: The Cnb Clay Center Branch at 615 Court, branch established on 1927/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $176.3 mil, Deposits: $159.0 mil, headquarters in Greenleaf, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Padgett Agency, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Clay Center:

Marital status in Clay Center, KS
  • Never married: 14.7%
  • Now married: 61.7%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 15.5%

For population 25 years and over in Clay Center:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Clay Center
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Clay Center, KS (based on Clay County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,65014
Evangelical Protestant1,81710
Catholic5611
Other11
None3,506-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Here:

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Clay County:

6.90 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Clay County:

14.96 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.6%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.6%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.0%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.3%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Clay Center:

23.6%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.2%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Clay Center:

34.1%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

51.5%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Clay Center:

74.1%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Clay Center, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 25$88,980$42,7102$1,120
Police Protection - Officers 8$28,409$42,6141$188
Firefighters 7$23,814$40,82418$1,157
Streets and Highways 7$19,643$33,6740$0
Water Supply 6$17,549$35,0980$0
Financial Administration 5$16,312$39,1491$664
Sewerage 4$10,558$31,6740$0
Parks and Recreation 3$9,337$37,3480$0
Other Government Administration 2$15,599$93,59414$2,495
Solid Waste Management 2$6,073$36,4383$2,652
Judicial and Legal 1$3,849$46,1881$178
Police - Other 1$2,755$33,0600$0
Health 0$0 1$151
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$1,173
Totals for Government 71$242,878$41,05042$9,778

Clay Center government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $444,000 ($111.56)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $6,115,000 ($1536.43)
    Water Utilities: $1,844,000 ($463.32)
    Central Staff Services: $948,000 ($238.19)
    Police Protection: $798,000 ($200.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $736,000 ($184.92)
    Regular Highways: $590,000 ($148.24)
    Sewerage: $490,000 ($123.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $326,000 ($81.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $230,000 ($57.79)
    Libraries: $227,000 ($57.04)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $178,000 ($44.72)
    Air Transportation: $64,000 ($16.08)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $143,000 ($35.93)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $114,000 ($28.64)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $261,000 ($65.58)
    Water Utilities: $90,000 ($22.61)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $239,000 ($60.05)

Clay Center government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $462,000 ($116.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $295,000 ($74.12)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $292,000 ($73.37)
    Special Assessments: $33,000 ($8.29)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,148,000 ($790.95)
    Water Utilities: $1,372,000 ($344.72)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $186,000 ($46.73)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,423,000 ($357.54)
    Property: $1,266,000 ($318.09)
    Public Utilities Sales: $194,000 ($48.74)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,000 ($1.76)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.25)
    Amusements License: $1,000 ($0.25)

Clay Center government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,196,000 ($2813.07)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,557,000 ($2652.51)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $639,000 ($160.55)

Clay Center government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,766,000 ($694.97)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,528,000 ($1137.69)

3.95% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,899 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.95%
Kansas average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Riley County, KS  0.76% ($34,720 average AGI)


6.91% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,494 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.91%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Riley County, KS  1.01% ($37,324 average AGI)
to Geary County, KS  0.59% ($26,200)
Businesses in Clay Center, KS
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway1
FedEx1True Value1
Ford1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Pizza Hut1UPS1
RadioShack1Wendy's1
SONIC Drive-In1

Strongest AM radio stations in Clay Center:

  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KJCK (1420 AM; 1 kW; JUNCTION CITY, KS; Owner: PLATINUM BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Clay Center:

  • KCLY (100.9 FM; CLAY CENTER, KS; Owner: CROSS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KHCD (89.5 FM; SALINA, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KJCK-FM (97.5 FM; JUNCTION CITY, KS; Owner: PLATINUM BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KACZ (96.3 FM; RILEY, KS; Owner: MANHATTAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KCKS (94.9 FM; CONCORDIA, KS; Owner: KNCK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Clay Center:

  • K08AD (Channel 8; CLAY CENTER, KS; Owner: CITY.OF.CLAY.CENTER)
  • K25DS (Channel 25; JUNCTION CITY, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K39BR (Channel 39; JUNCTION CITY, KS; Owner: NORTHEAST KANSAS B/CST.SERVICE,INC.)
Clay Center fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Clay Center fatal accident list:

Nov 7, 2014 06:19 AM, Us-24, Lat: 39.380639, Lon: -97.110208, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 3, 2009 12:00 AM, Court Street, B Street, Lat: 39.377303, Lon: -97.136306, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Feb 12, 2003 12:57 AM, Us-24, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 9, 1997 05:37 PM, 24, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 14, 1984 05:32 AM, 24, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 38Number of bridges
  • 476ft / 145mTotal length
  • $5,607,000Total costs
  • 34,570Total average daily traffic
  • 3,605Total average daily truck traffic
  • 44,801Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Clay Center, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51930-1939
  • 81940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Clay Center, KS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Clay Center)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Clay Center, KS)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 56 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Clay Center)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Clay Center)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 32. The highest number of fire incidents - 56 took place in 2005, and the least - 9 in 2008. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Clay Center, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (60.8%), and Structure Fires (22.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Clay Center, KS
    • 32660.8%Outside Fires
    • 12022.4%Structure Fires
    • 7614.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 142.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Clay Center, KS
Most common first names in Clay Center, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7379.9 years
William6679.7 years
Mary6383.0 years
George5179.7 years
Anna4086.6 years
Helen3382.7 years
Charles3276.4 years
Ruth3281.5 years
Dorothy2778.4 years
James2772.6 years
Most common last names in Clay Center, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Carlson4281.0 years
Smith3381.2 years
Johnson3176.2 years
Anderson2882.3 years
Reed2376.5 years
Walker2075.4 years
Brown1981.0 years
Peterson1779.3 years
Mall1780.4 years
Williams1679.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Clay Center, KS
  • 87.7%Utility gas
  • 7.2%Electricity
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Clay Center, KS
  • 78.2%Utility gas
  • 21.8%Electricity


Clay Center compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 14 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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