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The Town of Clayton had a population of 4,066 as of July 1, 2021.
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 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.
|Total Population||4,066 (100%)|
|Population in Households||4,001 (98.4%)|
|Population in Families||3,387 (83.3%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||65 ( 1.6%)|
|Median Household Income||$64,205|
|Average Household Income||$81,955|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||17%|
|Per Capita Income||$28,710|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||1,419 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||1,160 (81.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||182 (12.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||77 ( 5.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$261,085|
|Average Home Value||$277,218|
|Housing Affordability Index3||159|
|Average Household Size||2.98|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.26%|
|Per Capita Income||2.53%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.64%|
The table below compares Clayton to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 23||71st|
|Population Density||# 21||74th|
|Median Household Income||# 34||57th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 43||56th|
|Per Capita Income||# 42||47th|
|Diversity Index||# 38||52nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Delaware Census Data Comparison Tool.