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Clay is a township in Lancaster County, in the Lancaster metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Clay. For links to other places called Clay, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Clay is 40.266N. The longitude is -76.266W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 659 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,173.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Clay demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lancaster County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17517 ZIP code.
49% of Clay residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Clay ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Clay was $19,009, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Clay residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Clay, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $416. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,016.
Lancaster County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clay political report.
The average commute time for Clay workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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