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Clayton
  • Suburb of Raleigh, NC

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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    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
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade C+

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Clayton is a suburb of Raleigh with a population of 25,486. 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.

About

About Clayton...
Population
25,486

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$224,400
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$1,211
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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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
    126
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    7.2
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    3.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    21.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    158.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,483.3
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    84.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    40%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  11%

Working in Clayton

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,166
National
$69,021

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