Clayton, Louisiana

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Clayton, Louisiana

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

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Top 2% trophy Clayton Affordability of Rents
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Top 4% trophy Clayton Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Clayton, Louisiana

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Racial Diversity 8 3
Female Share of the Population 7 5
Male Share of the Population 5 6
Senior Citizens 4 5
Age of the Population 2 2
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 8
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 1 2
People Above Poverty 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Working at Home 6 9
Short Commute Times 3 3
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Housing Recently Built 7 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
People Living Alone 4 3

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Clayton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 64 miles SE of Monroe, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 150 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Concordia
Standard Zip Codes 71326
Phone Area Codes 318
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.722
Longitude -91.543

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 15.2 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 58 F
Apr Temp 55 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 62 inches
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 55 F
Apr Temp 53 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 56.5 inches
Distance 39.8 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 55 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 77 F
Annual Precip 58.9 inches
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Clayton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 858 100%
Male 408 47.6%
Female 450 52.4%
Under 18 287 33.4%
18+ 571 66.6%
65+ 117 13.6%
Median Age 31.8
Average Family Size 3.24
White 272 31.7%
African-American 577 67.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.5%

Estimated Clayton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 791
Growth -67
Growth % -7.8%

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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 89.6%
US/American 4.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
English 1.1%
Irish 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
German 0.3%
Italian 0.3%
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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:

Clayton Junction (71326)
Foules (71326)
Junks (71326)
Red Gum (71326)

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 858 $15,598
Ferriday 3,723 $18,636
Harrisonburg 746 $31,250
Ridgecrest 801 $32,917
Sicily Island 453 $23,036
Vidalia 4,543 $36,917
Waterproof 834 $15,179
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