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Clayton, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Clayton had a population of 3,723 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Clayton is located at latitude 39.2745 and longitude -75.631 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Clayton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.

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

The Town of Clayton (GNIS ID: 2390799) 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.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Clayton is located within Smyrna Division of Kent 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: Jimtown, Salisbury, Smyrna Station.

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


Total Population 3,723
Population in Households 3,656
Population in Familes 3,112
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density1 2,028
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 1,239
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 923
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,331 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,026 (77.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 213 (16.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $248,539
Average Home Value $247,854


Median Household Income $67,224
Average Household Income $79,585
Per Capita Income $28,169
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 3.98% 1.67%
Households 3.62% 1.53%
Families 3.22% 1.43%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
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, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clayton to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware 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 # 25 69th
Population Density1 # 21 74th
Diversity Index2 # 38 52nd
Median Household Income # 22 73rd
Per Capita Income # 34 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Delaware Census Data Comparison Tool.