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Clayton, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Clayton had a population of 3,760 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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


Total Population 3,760
Daytime Population: Workers 1,615
Daytime Population: Residents 2,026
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,641
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 3,691
Population in Familes 3,140
Population in Group Qrtrs 69
Population Density2 2,049
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $66,236
Average Household Income $78,637
Per Capita Income $27,742


Total Housing Units 1,336 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,029 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 222 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $257,463
Average Home Value $256,553


Total Households 1,251
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 931
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 3.56% 1.69%
Households 3.25% 1.58%
Families 2.89% 1.48%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

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, 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 # 25 69th
Population Density # 22 73rd
Diversity Index # 39 51st
Median Household Income # 27 66th
Per Capita Income # 40 49th

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