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Clay Center
  • Town in Kansas

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade B+
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade C+
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade A
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade B minus

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Clay Center is a town in Kansas with a population of 4,026. Clay Center is in Clay County. Living in Clay Center offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and retirees live in Clay Center and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Clay Center are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$86,100
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$597
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    557.5
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    25.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    380.1
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,672.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    202.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  12%

Working in Clay Center

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,214
National
$62,843

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