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Clayton, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Clayton had a population of 3,060 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Clayton, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,060
Daytime Population: Workers 988
Daytime Population: Residents 1,042
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,030
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 1,623
Population in Familes 1,318
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,437
Population Density2 458
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $25,000
Average Household Income $38,849
Per Capita Income $16,612


Total Housing Units 650 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 345 (53.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 196 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $73,589
Average Home Value $108,116


Total Households 542
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 342
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.24% -0.32%
Households -0.25% -0.56%
Families -0.28% -0.71%
Median Household Income   -0.98%
Per Capita Income   0.16%

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, 2017 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 # 162 72nd
Population Density # 165 72nd
Diversity Index # 176 70th
Median Household Income # 562 4th
Per Capita Income # 521 10th

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