Population: 9,676

Male 49% Female 51%
Married 61%
Single 39%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Clayton has a very low population density. Clayton is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

1,793 Clayton
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Clayton, NC, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Clayton, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Clayton has a population density of 1,793, with 9,676 current residents.

Out of the 9,676 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 61% of the residents are married and 39% are single.



Air quality

Average air quality


  • 60% Sun
  • 47% Rain
  • 4% Snow


60°F average temperature

  • 15 years Median home age
  • $135,730 Median home price
  • -2.77% Home appreciation rate
  • 7.5% Annual property tax
  • 60.6%
    Homes owned
  • 32.4%
    Homes rented
  • 7%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Clayton, the air quality is 57% and the weather, on average, is 60% sunny, 47% rainy, and 4% snowy. The average temperature is 60°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Clayton, you should know that 60.6% of homes are owned while 32.4% of homes are rented, and 7% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $135,730, the median age of homes is 15 years, the annual home appreciation is -2.77% and the annual property tax is 7.50%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Republican Republican


When looking at the community of Clayton, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Clayton’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Clayton is 34 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 37.73% Democratic, 61.42% Republican, and 0.84% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:15


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 83%
    High school diploma
  • 7%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 18%
    Bachelors degree
  • 6%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Clayton, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 9.60% of residents are unemployed in Clayton (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Clayton residents: 17.2% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 16.70% are in the arts and sciences field, 11.7% are in the customer service field, 28.9% are in the sales field, 1.21% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 10.6% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 13.6% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:15. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 83.42%, 7.29% of residents have an associate’s degree, 17.92% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 5.69% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Clayton, you should be aware that the average commute time is 34 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Clayton have a few different options. 86% of commuters use their own cars, 10% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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