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.