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Clayton, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The Town of Clayton had a population of 2,904 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Clayton is located at latitude 36.4456 and longitude -103.1487 in Union County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Clayton (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Union County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,056 feet.

The Town of Clayton (GNIS ID: 2413209) 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.

New Mexico is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Clayton is located within Clayton South Division of Union 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clayton: Perico.

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


Total Population 2,904
Population in Households 2,673
Population in Familes 2,097
Population in Group Qrtrs 231
Population Density1 349
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 1,007
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 612
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,378 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 679 (49.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 327 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 371 (26.9%)
Median Home Value $87,705
Average Home Value $130,310


Median Household Income $37,946
Average Household Income $49,228
Per Capita Income $21,990
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.41% -0.65%
Households -0.28% -0.64%
Families -0.28% -0.86%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   0.92%
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, NM - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clayton to the other 443 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Mexico 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 # 67 85th
Population Density1 # 158 65th
Diversity Index2 # 143 67th
Median Household Income # 232 48th
Per Capita Income # 193 57th

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