Clayton, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Clayton, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Clayton had a population of 8,753 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Clayton is located at latitude 39.6601 and longitude -75.0921 in Gloucester County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Clayton 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clayton: Fislertown, Fislerville.

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Clayton, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 8,753
Population in Households 8,753
Population in Familes 7,385
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,226
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $75,347
Average Household Income $85,833
Per Capita Income $30,722


Total Housing Units 3,411 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,409 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 724 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 278 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $193,602
Average Home Value $209,060


Total Households 3,133
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 2,250
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.83% 0.79%
Households 0.87% 0.8%
Families 0.81% 0.75%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   3.17%

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, 2018 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 # 165 70th
Population Density # 404 26th
Diversity Index # 209 61st
Median Household Income # 320 41st
Per Capita Income # 423 23rd

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