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Clayton, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The Village of Clayton had a population of 982 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 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 982
Daytime Population: Workers 104
Daytime Population: Residents 652
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 756
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 982
Population in Familes 791
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,130
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $34,167
Average Household Income $43,344
Per Capita Income $17,617


Total Housing Units 450 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 283 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $60,567
Average Home Value $94,876


Total Households 398
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 262
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 4.6% 2.55%
Households 4.46% 2.44%
Families 4.46% 2.33%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

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, 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 # 714 48th
Population Density # 684 50th
Diversity Index # 1248 9th
Median Household Income # 1324 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1330 3rd

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