Clayton, Delaware Population 2024

4,535

Clayton is a city located in Kent County and New Castle County Delaware. Clayton has a 2024 population of 4,535. Clayton is currently growing at a rate of 3.09% annually and its population has increased by 13.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,990 in 2020.

The average household income in Clayton is $92,410 with a poverty rate of 7.22%. The median age in Clayton is 38.8 years: 37.4 years for males, and 40.2 years for females.

Clayton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Clayton was:

  • White: 47.39%
  • Black or African American: 41.58%
  • Two or more races: 5.96%
  • Asian: 2.69%
  • Other race: 2.19%
  • Native American: 0.2%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,328.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
13.66% (545)
The current population of Clayton, Delaware is 4,535 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,990.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,88547.39%
Black or African American1,65441.58%
Two or more races2375.96%
Asian1072.69%
Other race872.19%
Native American80.2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Clayton Population by Race

Clayton Population Pyramid 2024

Clayton Median Age

38.8

Total

37.4

Male

40.2

Female

Clayton Adults

There are 2,708 adults, (492 of whom are seniors) in Clayton.

Clayton Age Dependency

79.5

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

57.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Clayton Sex Ratio

Female1,96849.47%
Male2,01050.53%

Clayton Population by Age

Clayton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,2563.1781.218.8
Married6873.8989.810.2
Non Family3081.4373.426.6
Female2053.525941
Male562.591000

3.66

Average Family Size

3.17

Average Household Size

81.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Clayton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1807.02%
Associates Degree2068.03%
Bachelors Degree39215.28%
Graduate Degree37714.7%
High School Graduate83032.36%
Less Than 9th Grade582.26%
Some College52220.35%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Clayton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clayton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,1401,089273
Black1,1171,008417
Hispanic17312329
2+ Races13311641
Asian896138
Other Race46310
Native American880

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.7%.

Clayton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$67,750$70,000$64,643
Graduate Degree$77,664$94,883$61,786
High School Graduate$38,551$56,350$33,816
Less Than 9th Grade$51,167$51,833$0
Overall$53,422$68,683$42,333
Some College$46,966$0$42,115

$53,422

Average Earnings

$68,683

Average Male

$42,333

Average Female

Clayton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clayton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Clayton Language

82.36% of Clayton residents speak only English, while 17.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 6.64% of the population.

Clayton Language

Clayton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,7391056.04%
Black1,637885.38%
Hispanic3457521.74%
Multiple2376025.32%
Other873236.78%

7.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.61%

Male Poverty Rate

8.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clayton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clayton is Other, with 36.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clayton is Black, with 5.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.83%.

Clayton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.91%
Some College11.4%
High School9.16%
Bachelors or Greater1.17%

Clayton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed92.86%
Female Employed5.94%
Male Employed3.79%
Male Unemployed0%

Clayton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clayton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$105,729$104,713
Households$98,367$92,410
Married Families$113,287$-999,999,999
Non Families$43,542$52,223

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Clayton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Clayton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Clayton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Clayton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Clayton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

296

Number of Veterans

253

Male Veterans

43

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War142
First Gulf War84
Vietnam40
Korea0
World War II0

Clayton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54209
65 to 7440
55 to 6429
75+14
18 to 344

Clayton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black17815.27%
White957.74%
Hispanic105.35%
2+ Races95.7%
Asian88.99%
Other Race610%

Clayton Veterans by Race

Clayton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.03%

Veteran Poverty Rate

7.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clayton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.3%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Clayton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Clayton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Clayton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

43.51%

Born in Clayton

88.59%

Native Born

11.41%

Foreign Born

2.87%

Non Citizen

8.55%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.59% of Clayton residents were born in the United States, with 43.51% having been born in Delaware. 2.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Clayton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,2161362.68%
20285,0801362.75%
20274,9441372.85%
20264,8071362.91%
20254,6711363%
20244,5351363.09%
20234,3991844.37%
20224,2152145.35%
20214,001110.28%
20203,99047513.51%
20193,5151504.46%
20183,3651073.28%
20173,258652.04%
20163,193451.43%
20153,148571.84%
20143,091351.15%
20133,056361.19%
20123,020391.31%
20112,981351.19%
20102,94600%

Clayton Population by Year