Clay, Kentucky

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Clay is a city in Webster County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 1,179 at the 2000 census. Settled in 1837, the city is named for statesman Henry Clay.[1]



Clay is located at 37°28′41″N 87°49′15″W / 37.477969°N 87.820922°W / 37.477969; -87.820922.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all of it land.


Rick Householder: Wife Ramonia Householder

City Council Members

Bena Travis

Paul Cowan

Jackie Edens

Gary Vaughn

Peggy Durbin

Patty Dennis

City Clerk

Julianna Rhye

Utility Manager

Mike Grigg


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,179 people, 485 households, and 333 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,300.9 people per square mile (500.2/km²). There were 541 housing units at an average density of 596.9/sq mi (229.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.15% White, 0.25% African American, 0.17% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.34% of the population.

There were 485 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,625, and the median income for a family was $42,500. Males had a median income of $30,729 versus $16,538 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,545. About 10.7% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.1% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

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