Clay City, Indiana

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Population in 2013: 850 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.6%
 
Males: 341  (40.1%)
Females: 509  (59.9%)
Median resident age:  39.2 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 47841.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,658 (it was $31,316 in 2000)
Clay City:

$27,658
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,720 (it was $15,281 in 2000)

Clay City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $64,234 (it was $56,700 in 2000)
Clay City:

$64,234
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $62,195; Detached houses: $63,257; Mobile homes: $45,938

Median gross rent in 2012: $604.

Clay City races chart
  • White alone - 849 (98.6%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Clay City: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (29.1%), United States (28.5%), English (9.9%), Irish (5.3%), Dutch (1.8%), Scottish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 587 feet

Land area: 0.53 square miles.

Population density: 1,591 people per square mile   (low).

Clay City,IN real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Clay City:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Clay City town:

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

21 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe).

This town:  2.5%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Clay City, Indiana as of May 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Clay City to the number of sex offenders is 214 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $303 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $489 (0.8%)

Clay City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Terre Haute, IN (19.9 miles , pop. 59,614).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (62.5 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (179.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Coalmont, IN (2.9 miles ), Jasonville, IN (3.1 miles ), Center Point, IN (3.1 miles ), Hymera, IN (3.4 miles ), Riley, IN (3.6 miles) , Worthington, IN (3.6 miles ), Farmersburg, IN (3.8 miles ), Staunton, IN (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 39.28 N, Longitude: 87.11 W

Area code: 812

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

7.2%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -89 (-8.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Information (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)

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

Average climate in Clay City, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Clay City-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.7 miles away from the Clay City town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/22/1960, a category F3 tornado 21.6 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Clay City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 78% 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 70.7 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 52.1 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 96.3 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 68.1 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 71.0 miles away from Clay City center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 186.3 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 (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Clay City topographic map

Birthplace of: Elliott Booe - College basketball player (Indiana State Sycamores).

Hospitals and medical centers near Clay City:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY SHAKAMAK RETIREMENT COMM (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; JASONVILLE, IN)

Airports located in Clay City:

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

  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (about 19 miles; Terre Haute, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,123)
  • Indiana State University (about 21 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 10,925)
  • DePauw University (about 29 miles; Greencastle, IN; FT enrollment: 2,360)
  • Indiana University-Bloomington (about 33 miles; Bloomington, IN; FT enrollment: 39,039)
  • Vincennes University (about 47 miles; Vincennes, IN; FT enrollment: 9,876)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 59 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • University of Indianapolis (about 61 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 4,625)

Public high school in Clay City:

Public elementary/middle school in Clay City:

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Notable location: Clay City - Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location 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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 98.4. This is worse than average.

City:

98.4
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.837. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.837
U.S.:

1.929

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.6
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.1%
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.8%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.4%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Clay City, Indiana environmental map by EPA

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Clay City compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median household income below 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Clay City (2011 data):

  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Clay City Branch at 801 Main Street, branch established on 1967/01/04. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal
  • First Financial Bank, National Association: Clay City Branch at 502-504 Main Street, branch established on 1989/05/22. Info updated 2012/01/04: Bank assets: $2,852.7 mil, Deposits: $2,227.7 mil, headquarters in Terre Haute, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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 town (based on Clay County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.51%
Here: 34.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACatholic ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents23.3%15.8%11.9%10.2%8.9%
Congregations33.3%7.4%7.4%1.9%5.6%
NameChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents7.9%4.8%3.7%3.1%10.4%
Congregations7.4%3.7%11.1%1.9%20.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Clay County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Clay County:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Clay County:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Clay County:

29.7%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.9%
State:

14.3%
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 1$1,442$17,3040$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$2,313
Police Protection - Officers 2$4,708$28,2480$0
Sewerage 1$2,560$30,7200$0
Water Supply 1$1,530$18,3600$0
Totals for Government 5$10,240$24,5764$2,313

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $384,000 ($451.76)
    Water Utilities: $308,000 ($362.35)
    Health Services - Other: $300,000 ($352.94)
    Sewerage: $244,000 ($287.06)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($3.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($17.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $7,000 ($8.24)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $154,000 ($181.18)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $81,000 ($95.29)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $311,000 ($365.88)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($18.82)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $375,000 ($441.18)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($5.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $320,000 ($376.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $318,000 ($374.12)
    Highways: $26,000 ($30.59)
    General Support: $6,000 ($7.06)
  • Tax - Property: $17,000 ($20.00)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.18)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,356,000 ($1595.29)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $247,000 ($290.59)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $1,277,000 ($1502.35)
    Other, NEC: $237,000 ($278.82)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $79,000 ($92.94)
    Other, NEC: $10,000 ($11.76)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $12,000 ($14.12)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $763,000 ($897.65)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

5.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,159 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
Indiana average:

5.59%

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 Vigo County, IN  1.72% ($31,102 average AGI)
from Putnam County, IN  0.39% ($25,500)
from Marion County, IN  0.32% ($33,242)


6.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,326 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
Indiana average:

5.83%

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 Vigo County, IN  2.00% ($29,845 average AGI)
to Marion County, IN  0.44% ($22,044)
to Putnam County, IN  0.42% ($33,581)

Strongest AM radio stations in Clay City:

  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WPFR (1480 AM; 5 kW; TERRE HAUTE, IN)
  • WGCL (1370 AM; 5 kW; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC,)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSDX (1130 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BRAZIL, IN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Clay City:

  • WSKT (92.7 FM; SPENCER, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WBOW-FM (102.7 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: CROSSROADS INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • WHCC (105.1 FM; ELLETTSVILLE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • WTHI-FM (99.9 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMGI (100.7 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: BRIGHT TOWER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQTY (93.3 FM; LINTON, IN; Owner: THE ORIGINAL COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSDM-FM (97.7 FM; BRAZIL, IN; Owner: CROSSROADS INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • WPFR-FM (93.9 FM; CLINTON, IN; Owner: WORD POWER, INC.)
  • WISU (89.7 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: INDIANA STATE UNIV. BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • WWSY (95.9 FM; SEELYVILLE, IN; Owner: BRIGHT TOWER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFIU (103.7 FM; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY)
  • WNDI-FM (95.3 FM; SULLIVAN, IN; Owner: J T M BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMHD-FM (90.7 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)
  • WCRT (88.5 FM; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE)
  • WWVR (105.5 FM; WEST TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Clay City:

  • WTWO (Channel 2; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF THE MIDWEST, INC.)
  • WBAK-TV (Channel 38; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: INDIANA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WTHI-TV (Channel 10; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTIU (Channel 30; BLOOMINGTON, IN; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY)
  • W43BV (Channel 43; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Clay City fatal accident list:

Oct 31, 2009 07:06 AM, Sr-157, Cr-800, Lat: 39.27087, Lon: -87.12862, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 3, 1978 04:00 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total costs: $2,450,000
Total average daily traffic: 12,046
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,142
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 17,005

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 27
  • Hazardous Condition: 4

Incident types - Clay City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Clay City, IN
Most common first names in Clay City, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2480.6 years
Charles2379.0 years
William2077.3 years
Ruth1982.4 years
Robert1569.7 years
Mary1482.4 years
Paul1372.8 years
Earl1282.9 years
James1170.6 years
Mildred981.2 years
Most common last names in Clay City, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller2079.3 years
Brown1578.7 years
Cooprider1378.7 years
Meyer1273.5 years
Luther1183.6 years
Smith1180.8 years
Horn1071.2 years
Long1082.8 years
Leohr1085.4 years
Duncan1074.8 years

Businesses in Clay City, IN

  • Chevrolet: 1
  • Ford: 1

Clay City on our top lists:

  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Music stores"
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