Clay City, Illinois

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Clay City, Illinois

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Clay City strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Clay City Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 6% Clay City Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 7% Clay City Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Clay City, Illinois

Comparing Clay City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 8 8
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Age of the Population 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
People Above Poverty 3 2
Median Family Income 3 1
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 6 4
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
People Living Alone 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Housing Recently Built 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7

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Clay City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles NW of Evansville, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 104 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Clay
Standard Zip Codes 62824
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.688
Longitude -88.354

Clay City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station FLORA 5 NW
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Station OLNEY 2 S
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Station ALBION
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 45 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
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Clay City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,000 100%
Male 474 47.4%
Female 526 52.6%
Under 18 262 26.2%
18+ 738 73.8%
65+ 191 19.1%
Median Age 38
Average Family Size 2.98
White 994 99.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.4%

Estimated Clay City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 961
Growth -39
Growth % -3.9%

Clay City Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 38.4%
German 26.7%
Irish 10.3%
English 8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.1%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Dutch 2%
European 1.3%
Swedish 0.6%
Polish 0.6%
Greek 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Clay City 1,000 $33,750
Cisne 673 $34,286
Flora 5,086 $36,313
Louisville 1,242 $35,673
Mount Erie 105 $33,333
Noble 746 $36,667
Sailor Springs 128 $21,875
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Clay City High Schools (2004)

PO BOX 405
Serves 113 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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