Income/capita 36%
Household income 27%
Unemployment 83%
IndexClay CityIllinoisNational
Income per capita$19,057$31,502$29,829
Median household income$40,603$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$43,854$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$21,250$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$35,042$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$17,443$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate0.8%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level18.9%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Clay City is 36% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Clay City is 27% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Clay City is 83% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Clay City is 25% higher than the national average

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      Clay City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry1.9%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector39.1%1.7%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%7.2%
      Wholesale & retail services19.9%20.4%
      Public administration12.4%5.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.5%6.6%
      Education, health & social services6.2%35.4%

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      Noble, IL604$45,00019%
      Louisville, IL1,084$43,00022%
      Flora, IL4,940$38,70530%
      Olney, IL8,931$36,74334%
      Iola, IL148$35,25036%
      Clay City, IL824$40,60327%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Dexter, IA824$63,06814%
      Memphis, IN824$70,75028%
      Vaughn, MT824$51,4587%
      Shirley, IN824$38,37531%
      Winfield, PA824$61,25011%
      Clay City, IL824$40,60327%
      Source: The Clay City, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).