Clay, New YorkClay
is a town located in Onondaga County, New York
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 58,805.
Geography\nAccording to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 126.4 km²
). 124.3 km² (48.0 mi²) of it is land and 2.0 km² (0.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.60% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 58,805 people, 22,294 households, and 15,940 families residing in the town. The population density
is 472.9/km² (1,224.9/mi²). There are 23,398 housing units at an average density of 188.2/km² (487.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 92.13% White, 3.50% African American
, 0.47% Native American
, 2.01% Asian
, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. 1.39% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 22,294 households out of which 38.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% are married couples living together, 11.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% are non-families. 22.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.63 and the average family size is 3.11.
In the town the population is spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $50,412, and the median income for a family is $57,493. Males have a median income of $40,387 versus $27,996 for females. The per capita income for the town is $22,011. 5.7% of the population and 4.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.5% are under the age of 18 and 6.2% are 65 or older.