Clay Center, Nebraska

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Clay Center, Nebraska

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High Points

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

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 9% Clay Center Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 12% Clay Center College Educated Adults
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 18% Clay Center Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Clay Center, Nebraska

Comparing Clay Center to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Nebraska (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 7 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Age of the Population 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Senior Citizens 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
Median Family Income 7 8
People Above Poverty 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 8
Short Commute Times 7 3
Public Transportation Use 7 10
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
People Living Alone 4 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3
Housing Recently Built 2 4

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Clay Center Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 75 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 121 miles SW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Clay
Standard Zip Codes 68933
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.521
Longitude -98.055

Clay Center Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 28.4 inches
Station HASTINGS 4 N
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 27.9 inches
Station GENEVA
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 29.7 inches
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Clay Center Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 861 100%
Male 411 47.7%
Female 450 52.3%
Under 18 246 28.6%
18+ 615 71.4%
65+ 115 13.4%
Median Age 38.3
Average Family Size 3.04
White 828 96.2%
African-American 5 0.6%
Asian 8 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 10 1.2%
Mixed Race 8 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 26 3%

Estimated Clay Center Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 813
Growth -48
Growth % -5.6%

Clay Center 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
German 37.1%
Irish 12.5%
US/American 7.3%
English 7.2%
Norwegian 6.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.3%
Swedish 5%
Dutch 2.7%
Czech 2.7%
Danish 2.7%
Polish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
European 1.4%
Italian 1.2%
Swiss 1%
Iranian 0.8%
Australian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
British 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Clay Center, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lynn (68933)
Marshall (68933)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Clay Center 861 $45,893
Edgar 539 $39,286
Fairfield 467 $37,000
Giltner 389 $45,179
Glenvil 332 $39,625
Harvard 998 $32,031
Sutton 1,447 $42,273

Clay Center Public Libraries

Clay Center Public Library
Clay Center, Nebraska
(402) 762-3861

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Clay Center High Schools (2004)

Serves 109 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.3

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