Clayton, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clayton, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Clayton had a population of 8,495 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Clayton is located at latitude 39.6638 and longitude -75.0775 in Gloucester County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Clayton (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Gloucester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 128 feet.

The Borough of Clayton (GNIS ID: 885185) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clayton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clayton: Fislertown, Fislerville.

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Clayton, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,495
Population in Households 8,495
Population in Familes 7,131
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,190
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 3,049
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 2,195
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,291 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,273 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 776 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 242 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $180,598
Average Home Value $193,038


Median Household Income $65,295
Average Household Income $76,349
Per Capita Income $27,403
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.53%
Households 0.72% 0.57%
Families 0.67% 0.53%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   1.18%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Clayton, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clayton to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 171 69th
Population Density1 # 406 26th
Diversity Index2 # 205 62nd
Median Household Income # 353 35th
Per Capita Income # 447 18th

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