Clayton, New Jersey Population 2024

8,994

Clayton is a city located in Atlantic County and Gloucester County New Jersey. Clayton has a 2024 population of 8,994. Clayton is currently growing at a rate of 0.51% annually and its population has increased by 2.1% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,809 in 2020.

The average household income in Clayton is $102,399 with a poverty rate of 8.29%. The median age in Clayton is 39.9 years: 37.4 years for males, and 41.8 years for females.

Clayton Demographics

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

  • White: 68.08%
  • Black or African American: 20.77%
  • Other race: 6.22%
  • Two or more races: 4.22%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Asian: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
7.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,271.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.1% (185)
The current population of Clayton, New Jersey is 8,994 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,809.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,99268.08%
Black or African American1,82820.77%
Other race5476.22%
Two or more races3714.22%
Native American320.36%
Asian310.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Clayton Population by Race

Clayton Population Pyramid 2024

Clayton Median Age

39.9

Total

37.4

Male

41.8

Female

Clayton Adults

There are 6,857 adults, (1,781 of whom are seniors) in Clayton.

Clayton Age Dependency

73.4

Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Clayton Sex Ratio

Female4,56551.87%
Male4,23648.13%

Clayton Population by Age

Clayton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,1882.7673.526.5
Married1,6023.2691.48.6
Non Family8661.2451.748.3
Female4323.1156.743.3
Male2884.0164.635.4

3.16

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

73.5%

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 Grade4266.91%
Associates Degree5839.46%
Bachelors Degree86013.95%
Graduate Degree3866.26%
High School Graduate2,54141.23%
Less Than 9th Grade1071.74%
Some College1,26020.44%

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
White4,4584,052786
Black1,0561,034373
Hispanic50139648
Other Race3041990
2+ Races14414453
Asian313113
Native American161611

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 native american people with a rate of 68.75%.

Clayton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$70,735$70,270$72,975
Graduate Degree$92,171$90,197$110,536
High School Graduate$45,938$53,220$36,152
Less Than 9th Grade$0$85,513$11,875
Overall$50,731$60,313$37,403
Some College$39,683$53,469$36,565

$50,731

Average Earnings

$60,313

Average Male

$37,403

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

86.56% of Clayton residents speak only English, while 13.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.2% of the population.

Clayton Language

Clayton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,7364598%
Black1,81827014.85%

8.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.21%

Male Poverty Rate

11.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clayton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clayton is Black, with 14.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clayton is White, with 8% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 1.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.4%.

Clayton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.89%
High School16.17%
Bachelors or Greater1.28%
Some College0.71%

Clayton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed42.61%
Female Employed0.6%
Male Employed0.28%
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$107,929$118,100
Households$91,711$102,399
Married Families$116,728$-999,999,999
Non Families$39,524$51,536

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Clayton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.3%

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 55-64.

Clayton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Clayton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

743

Number of Veterans

607

Male Veterans

136

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam318
Second Gulf War159
First Gulf War81
Korea37
World War II12

Clayton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74253
75+150
55 to 64126
18 to 34122
35 to 5492

Clayton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White54410.57%
Black19115.92%
2+ Races85.56%

Clayton Veterans by Race

Clayton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.5%

Veteran Poverty Rate

56.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clayton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.4%

Employment Rate

8.2%

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

62.22%

Born in Clayton

96.99%

Native Born

3.01%

Foreign Born

0.73%

Non Citizen

2.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.99% of Clayton residents were born in the United States, with 62.22% having been born in New Jersey. 0.73% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20299,226470.51%
20289,179460.5%
20279,133460.51%
20269,087470.52%
20259,040460.51%
20248,994460.51%
20238,948290.33%
20228,919520.59%
20218,867580.66%
20208,809650.74%
20198,744540.62%
20188,690490.57%
20178,641720.84%
20168,5691031.22%
20158,4661231.47%
20148,3431361.66%
20138,20710.01%
20128,20620.02%
20118,204180.22%
20108,18600%
20007,13998415.99%
19906,1551422.36%
19806,01382015.79%
19705,19348210.23%
19604,7111,68855.84%
19503,023-6,203-67.23%
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Clayton Population by Year