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Clayton, New Mexico - Basic Facts

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The Town of Clayton had a population of 2,773 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clayton: Perico.

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


Total Population 2,773
Daytime Population: Workers 1,206
Daytime Population: Residents 1,387
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,593
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 2,541
Population in Familes 1,992
Population in Group Qrtrs 232
Population Density2 333
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $36,771
Average Household Income $49,900
Per Capita Income $22,177


Total Housing Units 1,360 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 656 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 297 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 407 (29.9%)
Median Home Value $92,522
Average Home Value $147,260


Total Households 953
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 576
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 -0.99% -1.27%
Households -1.0% -1.36%
Families -1.08% -1.5%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

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, 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 # 68 85th
Population Density # 162 64th
Diversity Index # 143 68th
Median Household Income # 247 44th
Per Capita Income # 197 56th

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