Clayton, North Carolina Population 2020

25,532

Clayton is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 25,532, it is the 41st largest city in North Carolina and the 1500th largest city in the United States. Clayton is currently growing at a rate of 5.54% annually and its population has increased by 58.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,116 in 2010. Spanning over 15 miles, Clayton has a population density of 1,686 people per square mile.

The average household income in Clayton is $78,613 with a poverty rate of 8.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,102 per month, and the median house value is $174,900. The median age in Clayton is 34.4 years, 33.8 years for males, and 34.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.9 males.

Clayton Demographics

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

  • White: 63.56%
  • Black or African American: 27.21%
  • Other race: 4.17%
  • Two or more races: 2.78%
  • Native American: 1.39%
  • Asian: 0.88%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Clayton, North Carolina is 25,532, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 22,850.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 16,116.

Clayton, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,91863.56%
Black or African American5,53027.21%
Some Other Race8484.17%
Two or More Races5662.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native2831.39%
Asian1790.88%

Clayton Population Pyramid 2020

Clayton Median Age

34.4


Total

33.8


Male

34.9


Female

Clayton Adults

There are 14,456 adults, (1,973 of whom are seniors) in Clayton.

Clayton Age Dependency

62.8

Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47

Child Dependency Ratio

Clayton Sex Ratio

Female

10,703

52.66%

Male

9,621

47.34%

Clayton Households and Families

Clayton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Clayton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male80.3%19.7%
Married75.3%24.7%
All61.1%38.9%
Non Family42.6%57.4%
Female39.1%60.9%

61.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,9192.9261.1
Married3,7053.6575.3
Non Family1,9091.2242.6
Female1,0213.3939.1
Male2843.2280.3

3.43

Average Family Size

2.92

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Clayton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3522.67%
9th to 12th Grade7916.00%
High School Graduate3,03223.01%
Some College3,22224.45%
Associates Degree1,66812.66%
Bachelors Degree2,79821.23%
Graduate Degree1,3169.99%

Clayton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,0977,6642,879
Black3,2852,936994
Hispanic1,6281,314170
Other Race53438717
Native American208143
Asian1209154
Multiple Races636322

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 45.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,318$39,518$35,046
Less Than High School$25,098$26,239$
High School Grad$25,608$26,082$23,077
Some College$36,610$41,538$31,861
Bachelors Degree$52,196$53,773$48,676
Graduate Degree$50,886$79,954$47,266

$37,318

Average Earnings

$39,518

Average Male

$35,046

Average Female

Clayton Language

Clayton Language by Age

Clayton Language

87.14% of Clayton residents speak only English, while 12.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.21% of the population.

Clayton Poverty

Clayton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,51271212.92%
White11,5646245.40%
Hispanic2,6202248.55%
Multiple56617230.39%
Other826263.15%

8.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.25%

Male Poverty Rate

8.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clayton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clayton is Multiple, with 30.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clayton is Other, with 3.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.40%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.81%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School13.93%
High School10.86%
Some College7.83%
Bachelors or Greater3.49%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed24.69%
Female Unemployed16.98%
Male Employed5.05%
Female Employed3.94%

Clayton Income

Clayton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$62,059$78,613
Families$74,052$88,542
Married Families$88,259-
Non Families$35,920$44,818

Clayton Marital Status

Clayton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.8%

Male Marriage Rate

53.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Clayton Married by Age and Sex

Clayton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Clayton Marital Status by Race

Clayton Veterans

1,360

Number of Veterans

1,193

Male Veterans

167

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War533
First Gulf War438
Vietnam227
Korea56
World War II23
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54520
18 to 34381
65 to 74177
55 to 64157
75+125
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,14412.01%
Black2165.68%
Hispanic140.72%

$Clayton Veterans by Education

2.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clayton Employment Status

71.1%

Labor Force Participation

68.3%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Clayton Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

49.28%

Born in North Carolina

89.57%

Native Born

10.43%

Foreign Born

8.67%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.57% of Clayton residents were born in the United States, with 49.28% having been born in North Carolina. 8.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202025,5321,3415.54%
201924,1911,3415.87%
201822,8501,4666.86%
201721,3841,3416.69%
201620,0439675.07%
201519,0768014.38%
201418,2756843.89%
201317,5915663.32%
201217,0253742.25%
201116,6513712.28%
201016,2809,3078.85%
20006,9732,2173.90%
19904,7566651.52%
19804,0919882.80%
19703,103-199-0.62%
19603,3020.00%