Advertise Now
  Home > Travel New York > New York Cities > Clay (T)

Clay (T)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.

Clay is a town in Onondaga County, New York, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 58,805, making it Syracuse's largest suburb. The town was named after Henry Clay, stateman. The town of Clay is northwest of Syracuse. It is the largest town in the county and contains part of the Village of North Syracuse, New York. It contains the major retail strip of Syracuse's northwesterly suburbs, along NY-31, including the Great Northern Mall.
Clay was within the Central New York Military Tract. The town was first settled by outsiders around 1791. The Town of Clay was formed in 1827 from the Town of Cicero, one of the original townships of the military tract. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 126.4 square kilometers, from which 124.3 square kilometers of its total area is covered by land and 2.0 square kilometers is covered by water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 58,805 people, 22,294 households, and 15,940 families residing in the town. The population density of the town was 472.9 per square kilometers. There were 23,398 housing units at an average density of 188.2 per square kilometers.
There were 22,294 households out of which 38.0 percent had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9 percent were married couples living together, 11.0 percent had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5 percent were non-families. 22.3 percent of all households were made up of individuals and 6.4 percent had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.11.
Clay can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism place that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places. The might of the sector services continues attracting new inhabitants in the city.

Back to New York Cities