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Clay City is a township in Clay County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Clay City. For links to other places called Clay City, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Clay City is 38.659N. The longitude is -88.32W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 430 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,407.
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26% of Clay City residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Clay City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Clay City was $13,858, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Clay City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Clay City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $224. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $569.
Clay County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clay City political report.
The average commute time for Clay City workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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