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  1. Public Schools
    NG
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B-
Clay Center is a town in Nebraska with a population of 801. Clay Center is in Clay County. Living in Clay Center offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Clay Center and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$77,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$516
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    15%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    43%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

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    Working in Clay Center

    Jobs
    A
    Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
    Median Household Income
    $55,568
    National
    $55,322
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    Clay Center Reviews

    3 reviews
    Clay Center is like most small towns in Nebraska. There is not a lot to do and it takes a while to get anywhere. As for the people, they are very kind and polite, but they tend to gossip and clique.
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    I f I had the option to live here again I would decline the offer. I love small towns but we all seemed divided here in Clay Center. People are very judgmental whether your children go to Harvard or Sandy Creek. It was hard at first after the school shut down but no its not bad!
    There really isn't any major crime in town. The police are reliable- depending who you get. The sheriff is only about himself, he doesn't like to do anything unless it gives him a good name and unfortunately he's not there when you need him most.