Clayton is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 12,150 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Clayton is the 402nd largest community in California.
Housing costs in Clayton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Clayton is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.85% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Clayton is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clayton who work in management occupations (18.86%), office and administrative support (11.65%), and business and financial occupations (11.49%).
Also of interest is that Clayton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.43% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Clayton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Clayton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Clayton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.61 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Clayton is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the subway for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Clayton, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Clayton is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.87% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Clayton in 2010 was $58,652, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $234,608 for a family of four.
Clayton is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Clayton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clayton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Clayton include Irish, English, German, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Clayton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.