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Clayton, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Clayton had a population of 3,979 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Clayton is located at latitude 39.2907 and longitude -75.6344 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Clayton 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clayton: Jimtown, Salisbury, Smyrna Station.

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Clayton, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Clayton, DE Housing Affordability Index is 136
State of Delaware Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Clayton, DE Wealth Index is 90
State of Delaware Wealth Index is 110
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,979 (100%)
Population in Households 3,909 (98.2%)
Population in Families 3,323 (83.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 70 ( 1.8%)
Population Density 2,084
Diversity Index2 53
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $61,868
Average Household Income $83,344
Per Capita Income $28,965
Wealth Index4 90

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,398 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,135 (81.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 187 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $253,390
Housing Affordability Index3 136
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,322
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 980
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 3.38% 1.73%
Households 3.12% 1.67%
Families 2.8% 1.58%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

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, 2019 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 # 23 71st
Population Density # 22 73rd
Diversity Index # 40 49th
Median Household Income # 34 57th
Per Capita Income # 34 57th

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