Clayton, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clayton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Clayton had a population of 19,102 as of July 1, 2017. Clayton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clayton is located at latitude 35.648 and longitude -78.4448 in Johnston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Clayton (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Johnston County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 341 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Clayton are located in Johnston County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Wake County.

The Town of Clayton (GNIS ID: 2406276) 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 Town of Clayton is located within Township of Clayton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Johnston 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: Stallings Station.

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


Total Population 19,102
Daytime Population: Workers 7,516
Daytime Population: Residents 9,989
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,505
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 19,036
Population in Familes 16,154
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density2 1,393
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $54,096
Average Household Income $75,456
Per Capita Income $28,203


Total Housing Units 7,747 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,689 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,422 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 637 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $172,743
Average Home Value $198,049


Total Households 7,110
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 5,058
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 2.54% 2.78%
Households 2.41% 2.71%
Families 2.65% 2.61%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Clayton, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clayton to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina 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 # 49 94th
Population Density # 103 86th
Diversity Index # 198 73rd
Median Household Income # 154 79th
Per Capita Income # 187 75th

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