Clayton, DE

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Living in Clayton

Clayton is a very small town located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 3,508 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 $82,500.00.

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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Clayton who work in office and administrative support (14.73%), sales jobs (10.02%), and healthcare suport services (8.45%).

Because of many things, Clayton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Clayton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Clayton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Clayton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.31 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Clayton citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.59% of adults in Clayton have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Clayton in 2018 was $27,368, which is middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,472 for a family of four. However, Clayton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Clayton is an extremely 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, German, English, Italian, and Liberian.

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

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