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Jay, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Jay had a population of 2,683 as of July 1, 2016. Jay ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oklahoma. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jay is located at latitude 36.4272 and longitude -94.7955 in Delaware County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jay (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Delaware County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,043 feet.

The City of Jay (GNIS ID: 2410135) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oklahoma is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Jay is located within Jay Division of Delaware County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jay population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Jay, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,683
Population in Households 2,585
Population in Familes 2,068
Population in Group Qrtrs 98
Population Density1 803
Diversity Index2 68


Total Households 1,014
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 659
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 605 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 409 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 178 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $87,556
Average Home Value $110,974


Median Household Income $28,526
Average Household Income $39,327
Per Capita Income $15,287
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.38% 0.83%
Households 1.46% 0.91%
Families 1.73% 0.84%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Jay, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jay to the other 731 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 128 83rd
Population Density1 # 241 67th
Diversity Index2 # 51 93rd
Median Household Income # 708 3rd
Per Capita Income # 716 2nd

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