Clayton, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clayton, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Clayton had a population of 40 as of July 1, 2017. Clayton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clayton is located at latitude 42.9033 and longitude -91.1506 in Clayton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clayton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clayton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 630 feet.

The City of Clayton (GNIS ID: 2393547) 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 City of Clayton is located within Township of Clayton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clayton 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, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 40
Daytime Population: Workers 96
Daytime Population: Residents 18
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 114
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.85
Population in Households 40
Population in Familes 30
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 81
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $57,916
Average Household Income $72,443
Per Capita Income $34,630


Total Housing Units 84 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20 (23.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 ( 7.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (69.0%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $160,526


Total Households 26
Average Household Size 1.54
Family Households 16
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.99% -1.02%
Households -1.02% -0.78%
Families 1.86% -1.28%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Clayton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clayton to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 977 3rd
Population Density # 972 4th
Diversity Index # 284 72nd
Median Household Income # 316 69th
Per Capita Income # 94 91st

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