Clayton, NC
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Clayton is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 19,304 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Clayton is the 54th largest community in North Carolina. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Clayton, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Clayton, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Clayton’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Clayton does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $58,837.00.

Unlike some towns, Clayton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Clayton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clayton is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clayton who work in sales jobs (14.48%), office and administrative support (12.42%), and management occupations (9.62%).

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.

In terms of college education, Clayton is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.61% of adults in Clayton have a college degree.

The per capita income in Clayton in 2010 was $28,096, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,384 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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