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Clayton
  • Suburb of Raleigh, NC

Report Card

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

editorial

Clayton is a suburb of Raleigh with a population of 26,837. Clayton is in Johnston County. 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
26,837

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$260,400
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,356
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Clayton Rankings

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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
    79.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    6.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    10
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    16.6
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    99.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,038.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    96.6
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    national  11%

Working in Clayton

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,698
National
$75,149

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