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Clayton, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Clayton had a population of 3,859 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018)


Total Population 3,859
Population in Households 3,788
Population in Familes 3,238
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density2 2,103
Diversity Index3 52


Median Household Income $64,160
Average Household Income $79,907
Per Capita Income $28,148


Total Housing Units 1,381 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,063 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 220 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $264,255
Average Home Value $261,888


Total Households 1,282
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 953
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 3.45% 1.65%
Households 3.16% 1.57%
Families 2.83% 1.47%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

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, 2018 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 # 24 70th
Population Density # 22 73rd
Diversity Index # 39 51st
Median Household Income # 30 62nd
Per Capita Income # 39 51st

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