Clayton

A quiet southern town set up for growth and expansion.

The Town of Clayton located in Johnston County has a vibrant business community, a plethora of Arts and Music opportunities, lots of community events for all audiences, miles of greenways, trails, and safe parks in every part of town, a robust community library and parks and recreation center. The Downtown District has shops, restaurants, bars and more with a main street that harkens back to a small southern town. Main Street Beer and Wine recently opened and holds weekly wine tastings on Friday nights. Revival 1869 is a cocktail lounge with handcrafted cocktails and shareable plates. 

Traditionally Clayton has many farms and you can still find farm stands selling fresh produce. Keep your eyes peeled on the side of the road or use the link to find a place to pick your own strawberries or pumpkins in season. If you are looking for some recreation, you can bike to Clayton from Raleigh on a 32 mile greenway that parallels the Neuse River. Click on the link to find more: Clayton River Walk.

Overview for Clayton, NC

25,486 people live in Clayton, where the median age is 33.9 and the average individual income is $31,582. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

25,486

Total Population

33.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$31,582

Average individual Income

Around Clayton, NC

There's plenty to do around Clayton, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

18
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
19
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Guacamole Tacos, Food Lion, and Aroma De Cuba.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.57 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.99 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.25 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.95 miles 12 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.2 miles 6 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 1.38 miles 10 reviews 4.8/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Clayton, NC

Clayton has 9,090 households, with an average household size of 2.79. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Clayton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 25,486 people call Clayton home. The population density is 1,669.77 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

25,486

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

33.9

Median Age

48.81 / 51.19%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
9,090

Total Households

2.79

Average Household Size

$31,582

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Clayton, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby Clayton. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Johnston Charter Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
West Clayton Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Powhatan Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5

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