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Jay is a town in Orleans County.
The community was named for John Jay, statesman from New York.
The latitude of Jay is 44.947N. The longitude is -72.437W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,539 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 426.
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10% of Jay residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jay ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jay was $13,546, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Jay residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Jay, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $381. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $792.
The average commute time for Jay workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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