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Jay, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Jay had a population of 2,673 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Jay, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,673
Daytime Population: Workers 1,928
Daytime Population: Residents 1,516
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,444
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 2,575
Population in Familes 2,058
Population in Group Qrtrs 98
Population Density2 800
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $28,628
Average Household Income $40,335
Per Capita Income $15,560


Total Housing Units 1,168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 589 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 415 (35.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $86,962
Average Home Value $111,460


Total Households 1,005
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 652
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.13% 0.75%
Households 1.14% 0.75%
Families 1.34% 0.7%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

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, 2017 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 # 129 82nd
Population Density # 238 68th
Diversity Index # 48 93rd
Median Household Income # 711 3rd
Per Capita Income # 717 2nd

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