Clay, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2010: 1,559.
Males: 887  (56.9%)
Females: 672  (43.1%)
Median resident age:

59.2 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.9 years
Estimated median household income in 2021: $75,688
Clay:

$75,688
PA:

$68,957

Estimated per capita income in 2021: $36,425

Clay CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $256,500
Clay:

$256,500
PA:

$222,300

Mean prices in 2021: all housing units: $295,676; detached houses: $345,007; townhouses or other attached units: $232,006; mobile homes: $64,036

Median gross rent in 2021: $1,203.

March 2022 cost of living index in Clay: 96.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 1.1%

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  • Races in Clay, PA (2021)
    • 1,04785.3%White alone
    • 756.1%Hispanic
    • 665.4%Two or more races
    • 342.8%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (61.8%), Italian (5.2%), English (4.5%), Swiss (4.5%), Welsh (2.0%), American (1.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 363 feet

32 residents are foreign born (2.6% Asia).

This place:

2.6%
Pennsylvania:

7.1%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lancaster, PA (12.6 miles , pop. 56,348).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (60.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Hopeland, PA (1.1 miles ),
Brickerville, PA (1.2 miles ),
Schoeneck, PA (2.1 miles ),
Rothsville, PA (2.2 miles ),
Ephrata borough, PA (2.2 miles ),
Lititz borough, PA (2.3 miles ),
Akron borough, PA (2.3 miles ),
Stevens, PA (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 40.22 N, Longitude: 76.26 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 717

Distribution of median household income in Clay, PA in 2021
Distribution of house value in Clay, PA in 2021
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.7%
Pennsylvania:

3.8%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 84.5. This is about average.

City:

84.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.0450. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0450
U.S.:

0.2667
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2015 was 8.88. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.88
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.616. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.616
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 14.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.69. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.69
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 0.00251. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00251
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Clay-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 19% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/4/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.3 miles away from the Clay place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1970, a category F3 tornado 12.6 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Clay-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 183.4 miles away from Clay center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 13.9 miles away from Clay center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 15.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 233.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 276.3 miles away from Clay center
On 11/30/2017 at 21:47:31, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lancaster County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Clay:

  • UNITED ZION RETIREMENT COMMUNI (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; LITITZ, PA)
  • EPHRATA COMM HM CARE HOSPICEPRGM (Hospital, about 5 miles away; EPHRATA, PA)
  • EPHRATA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; EPHRATA, PA)
  • LUTHER ACRES (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LITITZ, PA)
  • EPHRATA NSG HOME INC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; EPHRATA, PA)
  • LUTHER ACRES MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LITITZ, PA)
  • MAPLE FARM (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; AKRON, PA)

Amtrak stations near Clay:

  • 12 miles: LANCASTER (53 MCGOVERN AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: MOUNT JOY (DELTA & HENRY STS.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: ELIZABETHTOWN (WILSON AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Clay:

  • Franklin and Marshall College (about 13 miles; Lancaster, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,585)
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania (about 17 miles; Millersville, PA; FT enrollment: 7,743)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 18 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)
  • Alvernia University (about 18 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,461)
  • Reading Area Community College (about 19 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,941)
  • Albright College (about 21 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (about 26 miles; Middletown, PA; FT enrollment: 3,797)

Points of interest:

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Church in Clay: Hopeland Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Clay: Snyder Community Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lancaster County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

76.8%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.8%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Clay:

Marital status in Clay, PA
  • Never married: 19.1%
  • Now married: 67.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.4%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

For population 25 years and over in Clay:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
Educational Attainment in 2021
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2021
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.4
Pennsylvania average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Clay, PA (based on Lancaster County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant122,957568
Mainline Protestant71,573192
Catholic51,29220
Other5,53620
Black Protestant2,1638
Orthodox1,6002
None264,324-
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: 106
Lancaster County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
Lancaster County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 131
Lancaster County:

2.63 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 296
This county:

5.94 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lancaster County:

8.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Lancaster County:

27.4%
State:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lancaster County:

13.1%
Pennsylvania:

11.5%

4.04% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($63,382 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.04%
Pennsylvania average:

5.27%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($104 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

0.01%
Pennsylvania average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from York County, PA  0.34% ($52,417 average AGI)
from Berks County, PA  0.33% ($53,653)
from Chester County, PA  0.32% ($64,771)


4.16% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($63,657 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
Pennsylvania average:

5.44%

0.01% of residents moved to foreign countries ($74 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

0.01%
Pennsylvania average:

0.01%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to York County, PA  0.51% ($52,440 average AGI)
to Dauphin County, PA  0.31% ($49,881)
to Chester County, PA  0.26% ($60,586)

Strongest AM radio stations in Clay:

  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLAN (1390 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, PA)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWSM (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANNVILLE-CLEONA, PA; Owner: PATRICK H. SICKAFUS)
  • WLBR (1270 AM; 5 kW; LEBANON, PA; Owner: LEBANON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Clay:

  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WJTL (90.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: CREATIVE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIOV-FM1 (105.1 FM; READING, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDAC (94.5 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WLAN-FM (96.9 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSOX (96.1 FM; RED LION, PA; Owner: LANCASTER-YORK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBMP (88.1 FM; WARWICK, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHBO (92.7 FM; STARVIEW, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W220BX (91.9 FM; MARIETTA, PA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WQXA-FM (105.7 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRVV (97.3 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQIC (100.1 FM; LEBANON, PA; Owner: LEBANON BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTPA (93.5 FM; MECHANICSBURG, PA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Clay:

  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WITF-TV (Channel 33; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)

Clay fatal accident list:

Dec 5, 2014 05:24 PM, Us-0322 Main St, Lat: 40.207864, Lon: -76.222500, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 6, 2007 09:45 AM, Us-322, Lat: 40.212714, Lon: -76.236919, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 16, 2006 10:29 PM, Us-322, Lat: 40.209720, Lon: -76.227920, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 19, 2005 10:51 PM, Us-322, Lat: 40.210960, Lon: -76.231650, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 5.4mTotal length
  • $746,000Total costs
  • 52,511Total average daily traffic
  • 12,084Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 110 Vidic Road (Lat: 40.992278 Lon: -79.895750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: KNKN870
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 08/31/2021, Expiration Date: 10/01/2031Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Clay, PA
  • 58.9%Electricity
  • 14.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.7%Utility gas
  • 4.9%Coal or coke
  • 2.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Clay, PA
  • 53.3%Electricity
  • 46.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Clay compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting 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.
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