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Clay, West Virginia
Welcome to Clay ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Clay has a population of 441 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Clay.
Clay is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Clay lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Clay: (304) & (681)<4>
The ZIP code for Clay: 25043<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clay had an population of 441 people. This is a decrease of 10.18% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 25.63% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Clay had a population of 491 people (or 5.23% of the total population of Clay County). This makes Clay the county's most populous community.
The population of Clay represents 0.03% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 169th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 491 people, the population of Clay decreased 17.2% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 593 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Clay.
Adding Clay to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Clay in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Clay elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Clay on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Clay ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Clay - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri (2), New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia (2) and Wyoming.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Clay.
Communities near Clay ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Clay.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Clay. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Clay.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Clay. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Clay.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clay. See our Newspapers Page for Clay.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clay ...
Looking for more information about Clay? 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, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Clay.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 04 May 2021