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Clayton
  • Suburb of Oakland, CA

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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade C+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade A
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B minus

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Clayton is a suburb of Oakland with a population of 12,083. Clayton is in Contra Costa County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Clayton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Clayton there are a lot of parks. Residents of Clayton tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Clayton are above average.

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About Clayton...
Population
12,083

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$771,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$2,627
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    0
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    8.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    113.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,108.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    32.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    national  12%

Working in Clayton

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$157,768
National
$62,843

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