Clayton, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clayton, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Clayton had a population of 2,125 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clayton: Cornelia, French Creek.

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Clayton, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,125
Daytime Population: Workers 1,375
Daytime Population: Residents 1,060
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,435
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 2,105
Population in Familes 1,605
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 1,326
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $54,371
Average Household Income $73,245
Per Capita Income $33,066


Total Housing Units 1,257 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 543 (43.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 411 (32.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 303 (24.1%)
Median Home Value $183,929
Average Home Value $249,079


Total Households 954
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 575
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 0.99% 0.69%
Households 1.03% 0.7%
Families 1.29% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   3.28%

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, 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 # 593 51st
Population Density # 597 50th
Diversity Index # 814 32nd
Median Household Income # 718 40th
Per Capita Income # 539 55th

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