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Clayton, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The Village of Clayton had a population of 977 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 Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clayton is located at latitude 40.0306 and longitude -90.958 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Clayton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 732 feet.

The Village of Clayton (GNIS ID: 2397640) 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 Village of Clayton is located within Township of Clayton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Adams 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.

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


Total Population 977
Population in Households 977
Population in Familes 787
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,124
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 398
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 262
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 454 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 284 (62.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 114 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $57,447
Average Home Value $88,908


Median Household Income $32,625
Average Household Income $42,043
Per Capita Income $17,110
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 5.26% 2.79%
Households 5.2% 2.8%
Families 5.19% 2.68%
Median Household Income   0.06%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
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, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clayton to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois 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 # 717 48th
Population Density1 # 690 50th
Diversity Index2 # 1256 8th
Median Household Income # 1322 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1326 3rd

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