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Clayton, CA
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Clayton profile


Living in Clayton


Clayton is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 11,070 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Clayton is the 409th largest community in California.

Clayton home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Clayton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Clayton is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.49% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Clayton is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clayton who work in management occupations (19.69%), sales jobs (10.51%), and teaching (8.83%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Clayton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.76% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 39.79 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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Clayton. 57.38% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Clayton in 2018 was $65,693, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $262,772 for a family of four.

Clayton is an extremely 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. Clayton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.62% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Clayton include Irish, English, German, Italian, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Clayton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.