Clay Center, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clay Center, Ohio - Basic Facts

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The Village of Clay Center had a population of 280 as of July 1, 2017. Clay Center ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clay Center is located at latitude 41.5732 and longitude -83.3643 in Ottawa County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Clay Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ottawa County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 610 feet.

The Village of Clay Center (GNIS ID: 2397636) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Clay Center is located within Township of Allen, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ottawa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clay Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Clay Center, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 280
Daytime Population: Workers 28
Daytime Population: Residents 154
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 182
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.65
Population in Households 280
Population in Familes 247
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 270
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $62,597
Average Household Income $80,929
Per Capita Income $30,035


Total Housing Units 116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 94 (81.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 ( 9.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $162,500
Average Home Value $169,355


Total Households 104
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 81
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.2% 0.07%
Households 0.13% 0.0%
Families 1.25% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.68%
Per Capita Income   3.65%

Clay Center, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clay Center to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1006 17th
Population Density # 1146 6th
Diversity Index # 564 54th
Median Household Income # 264 78th
Per Capita Income # 279 77th

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