Clayton, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clayton, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Clayton had a population of 2,162 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Clayton is located at latitude 44.2375 and longitude -76.0827 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Clayton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.97 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 276 feet.

The Village of Clayton (GNIS ID: 2391609) 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.

The Village of Clayton is located within Town of Clayton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jefferson County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clayton: Cornelia, French Creek.

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Clayton, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,162
Population in Households 2,142
Population in Familes 1,633
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density1 1,349
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 979
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 590
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,248 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 558 (44.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 421 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 269 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $169,293
Average Home Value $232,585


Median Household Income $51,195
Average Household Income $68,427
Per Capita Income $31,184
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.43% 1.02%
Households 1.61% 1.06%
Families 1.92% 0.9%
Median Household Income   -0.15%
Per Capita Income   1.14%
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.

Clayton, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clayton to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York 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 # 583 51st
Population Density1 # 591 51st
Diversity Index2 # 812 32nd
Median Household Income # 782 35th
Per Capita Income # 564 53rd

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