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Clayton, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Clayton had a population of 2,723 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Clayton is located at latitude 31.8782 and longitude -85.4497 in Barbour County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Clayton 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.


Clayton, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,723 (100%)
Population in Households 1,556 (57.1%)
Population in Families 1,260 (46.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,167 (42.9%)
Population Density 403
Diversity Index2 46


Median Household Income $30,723
Average Household Income $41,097
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $10,987
Wealth Index5 31


Total HU (Housing Units) 635 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 308 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 216 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 111 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $82,110
Average Home Value $106,618
Housing Affordability Index3 242


Total Households 524
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 329
Average Family Size 4
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.97% -0.41%
Households -0.51% -0.74%
Families -0.57% -0.93%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
Owner Occupied HU   -1.06%


Clayton, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clayton to the other 586 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 172 71st
Population Density # 186 68th
Median Household Income # 508 13th
Housing Affordability Index # 321 55th
Per Capita Income # 584 1st
Diversity Index # 191 68th

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