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Clayton, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Clayton had a population of 1,016 as of July 1, 2016. Clayton ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clayton is located at latitude 39.6883 and longitude -86.5231 in Hendricks County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Clayton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hendricks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 876 feet.

The Town of Clayton (GNIS ID: 2396652) 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.

The Town of Clayton is located within Township of Liberty, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hendricks 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clayton: Claysville.

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


Total Population 1,016
Population in Households 1,016
Population in Familes 866
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,332
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 371
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 268
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 399 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 271 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $141,667
Average Home Value $165,406


Median Household Income $52,570
Average Household Income $66,298
Per Capita Income $24,450
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.91%
Households 0.57% 0.85%
Families 0.8% 0.74%
Median Household Income   -0.23%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
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, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clayton to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana 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 # 335 51st
Population Density1 # 339 50th
Diversity Index2 # 585 14th
Median Household Income # 242 65th
Per Capita Income # 248 64th

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