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Clay, West Virginia

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Welcome to Clay ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Clay has a population of 456 people<1> (see below for details).

Clay is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Clay lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Clay: (304) and (681)<3>

The ZIP code for Clay: 25043<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clay had a population of 491 people (which is 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 (with a count of 593 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Clay had an population of 456 people. This is a decrease of 7.13% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 23.1% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Clay ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Clay and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Beech Glen   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Canfield   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Clem   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Clendenin   [Map]   1,142   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Harrison   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Muddlety   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

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.

See 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. 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. 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.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Clay County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clay.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clay - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Clay). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Clay or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Clay) 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. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Clay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4610, Longitude: -81.0847     [Map].

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