Clayton, Indiana

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Clayton, Indiana

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High Points

Clayton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

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Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 16% Clayton Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Clayton, Indiana

Comparing Clayton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 6
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Age of the Population 3 4
Racial Diversity 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
Median Family Income 8 7
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 5
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Working at Home 2 2
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
People Living Alone 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2
Affordability of Rents 1 1
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Clayton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 20 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana
County Hendricks
Metro Area Indianapolis
Standard Zip Codes 46118
Phone Area Codes 317
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.689
Longitude -86.522

Clayton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
Distance 31 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
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Clayton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 693 100%
Male 338 48.8%
Female 355 51.2%
Under 18 208 30%
18+ 485 70%
65+ 70 10.1%
Median Age 34.4
Average Family Size 3.08
White 682 98.4%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 8 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.7%

Estimated Clayton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 817
Growth 124
Growth % 17.9%

Clayton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 42.3%
German 21.2%
English 11.2%
Irish 10.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.2%
Italian 1.3%
Scottish 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
European 1.1%
Dutch 0.9%
French Canadian 0.6%
Welsh 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Clayton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Belleville (46118)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Clayton 693 $47,039
Amo 414 $41,083
Coatesville 516 $47,000
Danville 6,418 $62,813
Monrovia 628 $53,571
Plainfield 18,396 $57,790
Stilesville 261 $48,750

Clayton Public Libraries

Clayton-liberty Twp Pl
5199 IOWA ST
Clayton, Indiana
(317) 539-2991

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Clayton High Schools (2004)

6565 S CR 200 W
Serves 462 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.6

Clayton Colleges

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