Clayton, North Carolina Population 2022

28,345
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Clayton is a city located in Johnston County North Carolina. Clayton has a 2020 population of 28,345. Clayton is currently growing at a rate of 3.73% annually and its population has increased by 7.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,307 in 2010.

The average household income in Clayton is $83,175 with a poverty rate of 9.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,060 per month, and the median house value is $200,700. The median age in Clayton is 34.4 years, 33.5 years for males, and 35.5 years for females.

Clayton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Claytonwas:

  • White: 66.44%
  • Black or African American: 23.39%
  • Other race: 5.60%
  • Two or more races: 2.91%
  • Native American: 0.98%
  • Asian: 0.68%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Clayton, North Carolina is 28,345 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 26,307.

Clayton, North Carolina Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,40166.44%
Black or African American5,42223.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native2280.98%
Asian1570.68%
Some Other Race1,2975.60%
Two or More Races6742.91%
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Clayton Population by Race

Clayton Population Pyramid 2022

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Clayton Median Age

34.6


Total

31


Male

40.2


Female

Clayton Adults

There are 17,608 adults, (2,913 of whom are seniors) in Clayton.

Clayton Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

19.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Clayton Sex Ratio

Female

11,412

49.23%

Male

11,767

50.77%

Clayton Population by Age

Clayton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Clayton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.9%15.1%
Male72.7%27.3%
All64.1%35.9%
Female50.4%49.6%
Non Family30.2%69.8%

64.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Clayton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,3372.7764.1
Married4,3703.5384.9
Male6092.9772.7
Female8593.2750.4
Non Family2,4991.2130.2

3.33

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

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Clayton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3131.99%
9th to 12th Grade6804.33%
High School Graduate3,76323.97%
Some College3,43621.89%
Associates Degree2,68917.13%
Bachelors Degree2,82517.99%
Graduate Degree1,99312.70%
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Clayton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Clayton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races949437
Black3,5323,3921,319
White9,5519,1682,796
Asian833720
Hispanic2,2981,892553
Other Race900837212
Native American176117

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 39.36%.

Clayton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,401$42,465$38,650
Less Than 9th Grade$27,412$31,106$
High School Graduate$29,073$31,471$22,335
Some College$36,037$40,753$30,911
Bachelors Degree$52,531$54,326$50,417
Graduate Degree$49,124$61,635$46,011

$41,401

Average Earnings

$42,465

Average Male

$38,650

Average Female

Clayton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Clayton Language by Age

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Clayton Language

84.33% of Clayton residents speak only English, while 15.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.67% of the population.

Clayton Language

Clayton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple67417525.96%
Black5,41281215.00%
Asian1342014.93%
White13,0935804.43%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic3,72352714.16%

9.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.60%

Male Poverty Rate

9.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clayton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clayton is Multiple, with 25.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clayton is Hispanic, with 14.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.93%.

Clayton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.66%
High School5.74%
Some College12.44%
Bachelors or Greater2.33%

Clayton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.28%
Male Unemployed19.91%
Female Employed4.36%
Female Unemployed18.85%

Clayton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Clayton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$61,954$80,571
Families$71,912$94,603
Married Families$78,233-
Non Families$34,487$45,493
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Income by Household Type

Clayton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

49.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Clayton Married by Age and Sex

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Clayton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Clayton Marital Status by Race

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Clayton Marital Status

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1,654

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War519
First Gulf War346
Vietnam286
Korea42
World War II41

Clayton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34330
35 to 54561
55 to 64318
65 to 74250
75+195

Clayton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,41011.79%
Black1453.47%
Asian2019.42%
Other Race606.15%
2+ Races199.18%
Hispanic421.60%

Clayton Veterans by Race

Clayton Veterans by Education

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1.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clayton Veterans by Education

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68.7%

Labor Force Participation

66.8%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Clayton Employment by Age

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Clayton Employment by Race

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Clayton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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46.72%

Born in Clayton

89.96%

Native Born

10.04%

Foreign Born

7.53%

Non Citizen

2.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.96% of Clayton residents were born in the United States, with 46.72% having been born in North Carolina. 7.53% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Clayton Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19603,3020.00%
19703,103-199-0.62%
19804,0919882.80%
19904,7566651.52%
20006,9732,2173.90%
201016,1169,1438.74%
201117,1351,0196.32%
201218,1541,0195.95%
201319,1731,0195.61%
201420,1921,0195.31%
201521,2111,0195.05%
201622,2301,0194.80%
201723,2491,0194.58%
201824,2681,0194.38%
201925,2871,0194.20%
202026,3071,0204.03%
202127,3261,0193.87%
202228,3451,0193.73%

Clayton Population by Year