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Overview

Introduction to Clayton, Missouri

Clayton, Missouri is located 2 miles W of St. Louis, Missouri. It is in St. Louis County. The city is part of the Saint Louis metro area. The population of Clayton is 12,825.

Clayton History

Clayton was organized in 1877. It was named for Ralph Clayton, who settled in the area in the 1830s and donated land for establishing the courthouse. On December 4, 1877, the city became the county seat of St. Louis County, which was founded in 1812. The first schoolhouse of Clayton was established in the early 1880s. Clayton was incorporated in February 1913 as a city. William Broadhead was elected as the first mayor of the city.

Clayton and nearby Attractions

  • St Louis Zoo
  • City Museum
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Shaw Park Aquatic Center
  • Magic House, Saint Louis Children's Museum
  • Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

Things To Do In Clayton

The City of Clayton offers easy access to a number of museums such as the Saint Louis Holocaust Museum, Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum, Saint Louis Art Museum, and Magic House - Saint Louis Children's Museum. It is also worth taking a look around the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site. One can also visit the Frank Holten State Recreation Area and Castlewood State Park. Clayton also hosts the Saint Louis Jazz and Heritage Festival every year in the month of June.

Clayton Transportation

Lambert - St Louis International Airport is nearby.

Clayton Higher Education

Washington University, Saint Louis Community College - Forest Park, and Webster University are very close to the city.

People

Total Population 15,912
Male Share of the Population 53.7%
Female Share of the Population 46.3%
Senior Citizens 13.9%
Employed Population 16+ 7,452
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 46.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 79.6%
Median Earnings25+ $56,006
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $7,143
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,523

Wealth

Median Family Income $144,565
% Above Poverty Level 93.2%
% Below Poverty Level 6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 12%
% Using Public Transportation 4.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.6%
Median Gross Rent $990
Median House Value $606,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.7%
US/American 0%
English 9.2%
Irish 12.4%

Clayton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 2 miles W of St. Louis, Missouri
County St Louis
Metro Area Saint Louis
Standard Zip Codes 63105, 63124
Phone Area Codes 314
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.642
Longitude -90.323

Clayton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ST LOUIS SCIENCE CTR
Distance 3.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 47 to 66 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 69 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches
Station ST LOUIS INTL AP
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 47 to 67 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
Station ST CHARLES 7 SSW
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brentwood 8,048 $100,156
Hanley Hills 2,109 $37,931
Maplewood 7,987 $53,899
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CLAYTON HIGH
1 MARK TWAIN CIR
314-854-6600
Serves 910 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

JUVENILE DETENTION CTR.
501 S BRENTWOOD BLVD
314-615-2974
A Special Education School
Serves 93 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.9

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