Clayton, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clayton, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Clayton had a population of 3,180 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Clayton is located at latitude 31.8824 and longitude -85.4605 in Barbour County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Clayton (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Barbour County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 591 feet.

The Town of Clayton (GNIS ID: 2406274) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Clayton is located within Clayton Division of Barbour County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clayton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Clayton, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,180
Population in Households 1,717
Population in Familes 1,399
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,463
Population Density1 476
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 552
Average Household Size 3.11
Family Households 350
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 649 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 359 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 193 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $68,856
Average Home Value $100,627


Median Household Income $24,777
Average Household Income $36,535
Per Capita Income $15,957
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 0.08%
Households 0.0% -0.11%
Families 0.05% -0.17%
Median Household Income   0.62%
Per Capita Income   0.42%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Clayton, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clayton to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 159 73rd
Population Density1 # 156 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 170 71st
Median Household Income # 557 4th
Per Capita Income # 527 9th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.