Clayton, DE
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Clayton is a very small town located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 3,123 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Clayton is the 19th largest community in Delaware. Clayton has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Clayton, where the median household income is $70,446.00.

Clayton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Clayton is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clayton who work in office and administrative support (12.62%), sales jobs (9.23%), and management occupations (9.08%).

Because of many things, Clayton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Clayton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Clayton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Clayton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Clayton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Clayton, the average commute to work is 33.82 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Clayton citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.43% of adults in Clayton have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Clayton in 2010 was $23,599, which is lower middle income relative to Delaware, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,396 for a family of four. However, Clayton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Clayton is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Clayton include German, English, Italian, and Polish.

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

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