Clayton is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 12,265 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 89.32% 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 (17.43%), sales jobs (12.72%), and business and financial occupations (10.27%).
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 8.16% 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.
Because of many things, Clayton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Clayton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Clayton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Clayton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.57 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Despite being a small city, Clayton has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Clayton. 57.79% 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 $67,695, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $270,780 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. Clayton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.27% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Clayton include English, Irish, German, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Clayton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.