Clayton, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clayton, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Clayton had a population of 8,596 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clayton: Fislertown, Fislerville.

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Clayton, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,596
Daytime Population: Workers 2,265
Daytime Population: Residents 4,573
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,838
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 8,596
Population in Familes 7,227
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,204
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $65,369
Average Household Income $77,233
Per Capita Income $27,619


Total Housing Units 3,312 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,284 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 790 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 238 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $183,894
Average Home Value $201,160


Total Households 3,074
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 2,214
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.69% 0.62%
Households 0.73% 0.64%
Families 0.7% 0.62%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

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, 2017 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 Density # 406 26th
Diversity Index # 205 63rd
Median Household Income # 360 34th
Per Capita Income # 451 17th

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