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Clay Center is a city in Clay County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for its location in Clay County.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Clay Center. For links to other places called Clay Center, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Clay Center is 39.376N. The longitude is -97.124W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,201 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,405.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Clay Center demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clay 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 67432 ZIP code.
26% of Clay Center residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Clay Center ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Clay Center was $19,128, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Clay Center residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Clay Center, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $243. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $595.
Libraries in Clay Center include Clay Center Carnegie Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Clay Center include Clay Center Dispatch
Clay County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clay Center political report.
The average commute time for Clay Center workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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