Clayton, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clayton, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Clayton is a populated place located in Barbour County at latitude 31.8824 and longitude -85.4605. Barbour County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 591 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Clayton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Clayton, Alabama.

The Census Class Code for Clayton indicates a . The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Clayton, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,119
Population in Households 1,678
Population in Familes 1,372
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,441
Population Density1 467
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 558
Average Household Size 3.01
Family Households 357
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 650 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 366 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 192 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $84,483
Average Home Value $101,434


Median Household Income $24,791
Average Household Income $38,588
Per Capita Income $11,600
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.86% -0.04%
Households 0.25% -0.14%
Families 0.53% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   0.3%
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 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 160 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 175 70th
Median Household Income # 542 6th
Per Capita Income # 572 1st

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