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

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Clayton is a suburb of Raleigh with a population of 21,681. Clayton is in Johnston County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Clayton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Clayton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Clayton are above average.

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About Clayton...
Population
21,681

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$192,900
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,083
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    100.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    4.2
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    29.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    33.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    205.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,820.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    58.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    national  12%

Working in Clayton

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,676
National
$62,843

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