Clayton, CA

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Clayton, CA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Clayton Housing Market Information

With 12,150 people, 4,189 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $738,201, real estate costs in Clayton are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive California communities.

Clayton is a city of large, single-family homes. In fact, there is a higher proportion of four, five or more bedroom homes in Clayton than is found in 98% of the communities in America.

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Clayton. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 93.29% of Clayton's homes, and 81.75% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Clayton built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Clayton built between 1940-1969 ( 13.39%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 6.92%).

Clayton Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Clayton has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Clayton real estate appreciated 44.38% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 3.74%, putting Clayton in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Clayton definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Over the last year, Clayton appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Clayton's appreciation rate has been -4.38%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Clayton were at -1.01%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -3.99%.

Notably, Clayton's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to California, our data show that Clayton's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in California.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,189,000 5.9
$892,001 - $1,189,000 26.6
$594,001 - $892,000 42.5
$476,001 - $594,000 12.0
$357,001 - $476,000 5.7
$238,001 - $357,000 2.8
$119,001 - $238,000 2.0
$60,001 - $119,000 0.6
$0 - $60,000 1.9

High for CA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
2.82627737226277 23.9842726081258

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Clayton Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2019 Q1 - 2019 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q2 - 2019 Q2
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q2
87.57% 3.28%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$3,347 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 93.29
Renters 6.71
Vacant 2.76

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 6.9
1970 - 1999 79.7
1940 - 1969 13.4
1939 or Older 0.0

Types of Homes

Single-Family 84.7
Townhomes 12.8
Small Apt. Buildings 0.6
Apt. Complexes 1.7
Mobile Homes 0.2
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.00
1 Bedroom 1.11
2 Bedrooms 7.03
3 Bedrooms 37.51
4 Bedrooms 44.24
5 or more bedrooms 10.10