Clay City, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 943 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.7%
 
Males: 475  (50.4%)
Females: 468  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  43.7 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 62824.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,894 (it was $25,750 in 2000)
Clay City:

$28,894
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,176 (it was $13,776 in 2000)

Clay City village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $42,981 (it was $36,800 in 2000)
Clay City:

$42,981
IL:

$169,600

Median gross rent in 2013: $332.

  • Races in Clay City, IL (2010)

    Clay City races chart
    • 94999.0%White alone
    • 30.3%Two or more races
    • 30.3%Hispanic
    • 20.2%Asian alone
    • 10.1%Black alone
    • 10.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Clay City: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (19.9%), United States (19.6%), Irish (11.0%), English (6.5%), French (2.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/04/1874

Elevation: 433 feet

Land area: 1.78 square miles.

Population density: 529 people per square mile   (low).

Clay City,IL real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Clay City:

  • High school or higher: 78.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Clay City village:

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 36.5%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 26.8%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Clay City, Illinois as of August 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Clay City to the number of sex offenders is 319 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $855 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $813 (2.0%)

Clay City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (65.6 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (102.1 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (221.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sailor Springs, IL (2.3 miles) , Noble, IL (2.7 miles ), Flora, IL (2.7 miles ), Louisville, IL (3.2 miles ), Cisne, IL (3.6 miles ), Mount Erie, IL (3.7 miles) , Olney, IL (3.9 miles ), Johnsonville, IL (3.9 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $175,000
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.69 N, Longitude: 88.35 W

Area code: 618

Clay City household income distribution Clay City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.8%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +64 (+6.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Utilities (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (38%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (31%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Work and jobs in Clay City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Clay City, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Clay City-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the Clay City village center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1990, a category F4 tornado 18.7 miles away from the village center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Clay City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 30.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 26.9 miles away from Clay City center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 31.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 15.5 miles away from Clay City center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 123.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Clay County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Clay City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Clay City:

  • FLORA GARDENS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FLORA, IL)
  • FLORA REHAB AND HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; FLORA, IL)
  • PRAIRIE ESTATES (Hospital, about 8 miles away; FLORA, IL)
  • RICHLAND MANOR (Hospital, about 14 miles away; OLNEY, IL)
  • ADVANTAGE HOME HEALTH, INC. (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; OLNEY, IL)
  • OLNEY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; OLNEY, IL)
  • RICHLAND MEM. HOSP. HM. HLTH. (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; OLNEY, IL)

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

  • Wabash Valley College (about 36 miles; Mount Carmel, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,142)
  • Vincennes University (about 45 miles; Vincennes, IN; FT enrollment: 9,876)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 47 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • Rend Lake College (about 50 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • Lake Land College (about 52 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 56 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • University of Southern Indiana (about 62 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 9,532)

Public high school in Clay City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Clay City:

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Notable location: Clay City Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Clay City include: Clay City Christian Church (A), Clay City Church of God (B), Clay City First Baptist Church (C), Clay City United Methodist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Clay County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

CLAY CITY (Population served: 1,073, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-08-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-08-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-19-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-26-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-07-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-19-2005), St Compliance achieved (FEB-01-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-19-2005), St Public Notif received (SEP-13-2006)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.1%
(18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  59.4%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  11.6%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Clay City, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Clay City compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Clay City (2011 data):

  • The Clay City Banking Co.: at 331 South Main Street, branch established on 1892/07/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $95.9 mil, Deposits: $77.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Clay City Bank Shares, Inc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

18.3
Illinois average:

12.4

Clay City travel time to work - commute Clay City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Clay City village (based on Clay County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,10238
Catholic2,2702
Mainline Protestant1,44710
Other1663
None2,830-
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: 4
Clay County:

2.91 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Clay County:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

8.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Clay County:

27.4%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.3%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$5,031$30,1860$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$1,285
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$1,825
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,320
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,320
Other and Unallocable 2$6,759$40,5540$0
Totals for Government 4$11,790$35,37012$5,750

Clay City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $378,000 ($400.85)
    Water Utilities: $145,000 ($153.76)
    General Public Buildings: $60,000 ($63.63)
    Financial Administration: $60,000 ($63.63)
    Regular Highways: $49,000 ($51.96)
    Police Protection: $29,000 ($30.75)
    Central Staff Services: $25,000 ($26.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000 ($22.27)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($21.21)
    Parks & Recreation: $16,000 ($16.97)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $623,000 ($660.66)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $193,000 ($204.67)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $32,000 ($33.93)

Clay City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($23.33)
    All Other: $15,000 ($15.91)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $45,000 ($47.72)
    General Revenue, NEC: $35,000 ($37.12)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $438,000 ($464.48)
    Water Utilities: $218,000 ($231.18)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $123,000 ($130.43)
    Highways: $28,000 ($29.69)
  • Tax - Property: $20,000 ($21.21)
    NEC: $2,000 ($2.12)

Clay City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $530,000 ($562.04)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $605,000 ($641.57)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,115,000 ($1182.40)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($21.21)

Clay City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,226,000 ($1300.11)

4.08% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,467 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.08%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wayne County, IL  0.49% ($28,407 average AGI)
from Effingham County, IL  0.40% ($25,818)
from Marion County, IL  0.40% ($25,091)


4.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,871 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wayne County, IL  0.65% ($35,417 average AGI)
to Richland County, IL  0.50% ($24,893)
to Effingham County, IL  0.49% ($44,926)

Strongest AM radio stations in Clay City:

  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WVLN (740 AM; 0 kW; OLNEY, IL; Owner: V.L.N. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Clay City:

  • WNOI (103.9 FM; FLORA, IL; Owner: H & R COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUSI (90.3 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF S. ILL. UNIVER.)
  • W203AN (88.5 FM; FLORA, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WSEI (92.9 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: V.L.N. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFIW-FM (104.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WOKZ (105.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IL; Owner: WAYNE COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBJW (91.7 FM; ALBION, IL; Owner: MUSIC MINISTRIES INC)
  • WPTH (88.1 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: OLNEY VOICE OF CHRISTIAN FAITH, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Clay City:

  • WNOI-LP (Channel 24; FLORA, IL; Owner: H & R COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUSI-TV (Channel 16; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

Clay City fatal accident list:

Aug 19, 1997 04:27 PM, 50, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 1, 1975 07:25 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: N9XPC, Licensee ID: L00856924
    Grant Date: 05/04/2004, Expiration Date: 07/14/2014, Certifier: Douglas E Weiler
    Registrant: Douglas E Weiler, 538 Wilcox Bridge Lane, Clay City, IL 62824
  • Call Sign: KC9BUQ, Licensee ID: L00516979
    Grant Date: 05/14/2002, Expiration Date: 05/14/2012, Certifier: Richard L Schnepper
    Registrant: Richard L Schnepper, 536 S Illinois St, Clay City, IL 62824
  • Call Sign: KC9CGT, Licensee ID: L00558307
    Grant Date: 08/14/2002, Expiration Date: 08/14/2012, Certifier: Eric U Lake
    Registrant: Eric U Lake, Clay City, IL 62824
  • Call Sign: KE7YWP, Previous Call Sign: KA2KMX, Licensee ID: L01219858
    Grant Date: 12/05/2006, Expiration Date: 01/24/2017, Certifier: James W Vastbinder
    Registrant: James W Vastbinder, 224 S 5th St. Sw, Clay City, IL 62824

Most common first names in Clay City, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2176.1 years
John2075.8 years
Charles1972.3 years
Mary1580.9 years
James1275.1 years
Robert1275.7 years
George1178.0 years
Edna1180.3 years
Henry979.8 years
Pearl880.6 years
Most common last names in Clay City, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1876.2 years
Gill1177.1 years
Taylor1080.7 years
Moseley1072.8 years
Payne1075.5 years
Henderson978.7 years
Franklin881.6 years
Herdes879.4 years
Travis782.0 years
Crackel781.6 years

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