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Clay Center, Nebraska

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The location of Clay Center

Welcome to Clay Center ...

The city of Clay Center is located in Clay County and is the County Seat for Clay County.

The location of Clay Center has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Clay Center: Clay Ctr. (or less commonly used: Clay Cen., Clay Cent. or Clay Cntr.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Clay Center has a population of 724 people<2> (see below for details).

Clay Center was established in 1879.

The community of Clay Center is 1,780 feet [543 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Clay Center lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Clay Center: (402) and (531)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clay Center had a population of 760 people (or 11.62% of the total population of Clay County). This makes Clay Center the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Clay Center represents 0.04% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 149th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 760 people, the population of Clay Center decreased 11.73% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 861 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Clay Center had an population of 724 people. This is a decrease of 4.74% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.91% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Clay Center.

Communities near Clay Center ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Hastings   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the West (W) of Clay Center

Located in Adams County

Sutton   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Clay Center

Harvard   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) of Clay Center

Edgar   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Clay Center

Fairfield   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of Clay Center

Giltner   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Clay Center

Located in Hamilton County

Shickley   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Clay Center

Located in Fillmore County

Glenvil   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of Clay Center

Lawrence   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Clay Center

Located in Nuckolls County

Davenport   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Clay Center

Located in Thayer County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Clay Center.

Communities Also Named Clay Center ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Clay Center - they are located in Kansas (2) and Ohio.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Clay Center.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Clay Center. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Clay Center. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clay Center. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Clay Center:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clay Center ...

Looking for more information about Clay Center? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Clay Center, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Clay Center.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Nebraska

About Clay County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Clay Center. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clay Center.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clay Center - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Clay Center) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Clay Center. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Clay Center

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clay Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5233, Longitude: -98.0550     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Clay Center have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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