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Clay is a town in Onondaga County, in the Syracuse metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for the type of soil; another says it was named for Henry Clay, statesman.
The latitude of Clay is 43.185N. The longitude is -76.172W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 377 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 58,805.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Clay demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Onondaga County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Syracuse area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 13041 ZIP code.
17% of Clay residents report German ancestry, and 18% 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 $22,011, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% 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 $558. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,032.
Libraries in Clay include NOPL at North Syracuse ... View libraries
Onondaga County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clay political report.
The average commute time for Clay workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Clay between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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