Clayton, IN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clayton, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Clayton had a population of 998 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clayton: Claysville.

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


Total Population 998
Daytime Population: Workers 220
Daytime Population: Residents 479
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 699
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 998
Population in Familes 848
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,309
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $53,641
Average Household Income $69,157
Per Capita Income $25,546


Total Housing Units 392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 268 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 (25.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $142,602
Average Home Value $166,760


Total Households 366
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 263
Average Family Size 3
  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 0.36% 0.54%
Households 0.31% 0.59%
Families 0.43% 0.38%
Median Household Income   4.77%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

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, 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 # 335 51st
Population Density # 345 49th
Diversity Index # 577 15th
Median Household Income # 231 66th
Per Capita Income # 248 64th

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