Clayton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 13,310 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Clayton is the 137th largest community in Ohio.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clayton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clayton is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clayton who work in management occupations (10.40%), office and administrative support (10.33%), and teaching (8.06%).
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.
Clayton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Clayton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The population of Clayton is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.87% of adults in Clayton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Clayton in 2018 was $35,459, which is wealthy relative to Ohio, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,836 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Clayton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Clayton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.