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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    C-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C
Clay is a town in California with a population of 1,083. Clay is in Sacramento County. Living in Clay offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Clay and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Clay are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$486,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$950
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    5%
  • Own
    95%
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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
    3%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    27%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Clay

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$73,365
National
$55,322
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Clay Reviews

4 reviews
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In Herald, since it is a rural town, it is hard to compare it to other cities in the country. It has two stores, a general store and a tack shop that sells horse supplies. In general Herald is a great place however since it borders Galt there is the occasional strange pedestrian walking on the side of the street. I think the future will only bring better days for Herald as land increases in value.
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I think this overall area is great, but I'm not sure if I would want to come back and live here. I think this area is the same in some ways and has improved a little in others. And unless it improves more/better, I will probably be living in a different area.
This area feels pretty safe; we haven't had a lot of problems; however, some points in time there have been burglaries which is sad/upsets people. You don't ever see the police.. we don't exactly have problems to be worried but it would be nice to see a police car around our neighborhood.