Clayton, NM Profile: Facts & Data


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Clayton, New Mexico - Basic Facts

The Town of Clayton had a population of 2,833 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clayton: Perico.

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Clayton, NM Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,833
Population in Households 2,602
Population in Familes 2,029
Population in Group Qrtrs 231
Population Density2 340
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $35,875
Average Household Income $52,154
Per Capita Income $23,175


Total Housing Units 1,344 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 623 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 348 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 373 (27.8%)
Median Home Value $99,876
Average Home Value $153,704


Total Households 971
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 586
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.61% -0.83%
Households -0.65% -0.88%
Families -0.74% -1.08%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

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, 2018 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 # 161 64th
Diversity Index # 142 68th
Median Household Income # 270 39th
Per Capita Income # 177 60th

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