Clayton, New Mexico Population 2020

2,761

Clayton is a city located in New Mexico. With a 2020 population of 2,761, it is the 42nd largest city in New Mexico and the 6494th largest city in the United States. Clayton is currently growing at a rate of 0.73% annually but its population has decreased by -7.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,980 in 2010. Clayton reached it's highest population of 3,515 in 1950. Spanning over 8 miles, Clayton has a population density of 355 people per square mile.

The average household income in Clayton is $59,151 with a poverty rate of 19.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $536 per month, and the median house value is $75,800. The median age in Clayton is 39.4 years, 37.6 years for males, and 45.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 122.3 males.

Clayton Demographics

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

  • White: 80.99%
  • Other race: 9.31%
  • Two or more races: 4.83%
  • Black or African American: 2.64%
  • Native American: 2.22%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Clayton, New Mexico is 2,761, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,721.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,980.

Clayton, New Mexico Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,51480.99%
Some Other Race2899.31%
Two or More Races1504.83%
Black or African American822.64%
American Indian and Alaska Native692.22%

Clayton Population Pyramid 2020

Clayton Median Age

39.4


Total

37.6


Male

45.6


Female

Clayton Adults

There are 2,577 adults, (546 of whom are seniors) in Clayton.

Clayton Age Dependency

52.8

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

25.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Clayton Sex Ratio

Female

1,396

44.97%

Male

1,708

55.03%

Clayton Households and Families

Clayton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Clayton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.5%22.5%
All64.2%35.8%
Male59.2%40.8%
Non Family58.4%41.6%
Female48.1%51.9%

64.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9332.6464.2
Married3653.0577.5
Non Family3631.1958.4
Female1564.8748.1
Male493.3159.2

3.48

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

3.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Clayton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2289.56%
9th to 12th Grade33614.09%
High School Graduate1,00442.10%
Some College42617.86%
Associates Degree1395.83%
Bachelors Degree1677.00%
Graduate Degree853.56%

Clayton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,1031,011214
Hispanic1,06769925
Other Race2148713
Multiple Races10837
Black7049
Native American5540

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.66%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.40%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,945$29,306$23,036
Less Than High School$13,866$$13,566
High School Grad$22,852$36,563$18,696
Some College$38,016$40,375$37,564
Bachelors Degree$40,875$41,625$35,000
Graduate Degree$56,000$130,855$54,010

$25,945

Average Earnings

$29,306

Average Male

$23,036

Average Female

Clayton Language

Clayton Language by Age

Clayton Language

76.64% of Clayton residents speak only English, while 23.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 19.71% of the population.

Clayton Poverty

Clayton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,11534430.85%
White1,1581079.24%
Black292068.97%
Other1341712.69%
Native39512.82%
Multiple11332.65%

19.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.36%

Male Poverty Rate

21.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Clayton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Clayton is Black, with 68.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Clayton is Multiple, with 2.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.77%.

Name Poverty
High School17.62%
Less Than High School13.20%
Some College11.40%
Bachelors or Greater6.58%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed8.19%
Male Employed1.71%

Clayton Income

Clayton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$35,703$59,151
Families$39,449$75,694
Married Families$58,221-
Non Families$24,875$31,048

Clayton Marital Status

Clayton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.3%

Male Marriage Rate

38.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Clayton Married by Age and Sex

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 45-54.

Clayton Marital Status by Race

Clayton Veterans

266

Number of Veterans

266

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam85
First Gulf War85
Second Gulf War30
Korea25
World War II12
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7491
55 to 6490
35 to 5448
75+37
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White24511.76%
Hispanic1008.47%
Black1420.00%
Other73.02%

$Clayton Veterans by Education

11.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Clayton Employment Status

43.8%

Labor Force Participation

43%

Employment Rate

1.8%

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

57.96%

Born in New Mexico

92.82%

Native Born

7.18%

Foreign Born

4.83%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.82% of Clayton residents were born in the United States, with 57.96% having been born in New Mexico. 4.83% 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
20202,761200.73%
20192,741200.74%
20182,721-42-1.52%
20172,763200.73%
20162,743-6-0.22%
20152,749-50-1.79%
20142,799-60-2.10%
20132,859-30-1.04%
20122,889-7-0.24%
20112,896-79-2.66%
20102,9754511.66%
20002,524-444-0.81%
19802,968370.13%
19702,931-383-1.22%
19603,314-201-0.59%
19503,5153270.98%
19403,1886702.39%
19302,5180.00%