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 $56,941.00.
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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clayton who work in sales jobs (13.05%), office and administrative support (12.70%), and teaching (10.07%).
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.
The education level of Clayton citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.52% of adults in Clayton have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Clayton in 2010 was $27,906, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,624 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, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Clayton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.