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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    D-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Clay is a town in West Virginia with a population of 556. Clay is in Clay County. Living in Clay offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Clay and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$92,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$449
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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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
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    31%
    13%

Working in Clay

Jobs
D-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$28,813
National
$55,322
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Clay Reviews

3 reviews
A town riddled with poverty and drug addiction, yet held together with some of the strongest familial bonds I have ever seen.
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Living on the outskirts of Clay I absolutely love it. Family and neighborhood friendly where everyone knows you and pitches in when help is needed . Small town charm that has beautiful sights . Clean outdoor fun and always someone to talk to .
Everyone and their dog is a druggie. Awful place for people to live. Yeah, some people are nice, but for the most part, everyone is just trying to convince you to give them $20 for a gram of coke.