Clayton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 13,222 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Clayton is the 137th largest community in Ohio.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clayton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clayton is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clayton who work in management occupations (10.40%), office and administrative support (10.33%), and teaching (8.06%).
Also of interest is that Clayton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Clayton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Clayton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Clayton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The education level of Clayton citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.87% of adults in Clayton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Clayton in 2018 was $35,459, which is wealthy relative to Ohio, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,836 for a family of four.
Clayton is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Clayton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clayton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Clayton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Clayton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.