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Clayton, Missouri


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Clayton, Missouri

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Clayton Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Clayton College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Clayton Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Clayton Median Family Income
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Clayton Racial Diversity
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Clayton Walking and Biking to Work
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 9% Clayton People in Middle Class or Better
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 11% Clayton Short Commute Times
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 17% Clayton Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Clayton, Missouri

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

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


The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Racial Diversity 8 10
Age of the Population 6 6
Senior Citizens 6 4
Female Share of the Population 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 1 1

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 10
People Above Poverty 6 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 9 9
Public Transportation Use 6 9

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Rents 3 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
Housing Recently Built 1 1

Crime

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Low Violent Crime 8 8
Low Property Crime 7 5

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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
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Clayton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 12,825 100%
Male 6,427 50.1%
Female 6,398 49.9%
Under 18 2,584 20.1%
18+ 10,241 79.9%
65+ 1,836 14.3%
Median Age 36.7
Average Family Size 2.9
White 10,894 84.9%
African-American 997 7.8%
Asian 721 5.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 16 0.1%
Other 37 0.3%
Mixed Race 156 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 191 1.5%

Estimated Clayton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 16,061
Growth 3,236
Growth % 25.2%

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
German 21.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.8%
English 12.3%
Irish 10.1%
Russian 8.1%
US/American 6.2%
Italian 3.5%
Polish 2.8%
French (except Basque) 2.6%
European 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Swedish 1.6%
Eastern European 1.5%
Norwegian 1.2%
Scottish 1.2%
British 1%
Dutch 0.8%
Canadian 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Swiss 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
Danish 0.5%
Greek 0.5%
Australian 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Other Subsaharan African 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Armenian 0.2%
Iranian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Alsatian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Clayton 12,825 $107,346
Brentwood 7,693 $63,311
Hanley Hills 2,124 $37,368
Maplewood 9,228 $44,178
Richmond Heights 9,602 $69,681
University City 37,428 $52,539
Wellston 2,460 $22,625

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Clayton High Schools (2004)


(Sorted by Number of Students)

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

Clayton Colleges

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1. Alamo Heights, Texas 89   38.4% 17.2% 66.9% 19 $86,897 5.8% 6.2% 7,319 3.5% 44.1 1.3% 1.1
2. Portsmouth, New Hampshire 88.9   38.7% 16.3% 41.9% 22 $59,630 4.9% 6.5% 20,784 9.3% 28.7 0.8% 2.3
3. Palo Alto, California 87.5   32.6% 15.6% 74.4% 22 $117,574 5.1% 24.2% 58,598 4.8% 33.2 0.8% 1.5
4. Monona, Wisconsin 85.8   37.6% 17.6% 36.2% 20 $58,635 4.5% 6.3% 8,018 5.7% 37.4 0.7% 1.4
5. Middleton, Wisconsin 85.1   35.3% 10.3% 50.3% 18 $71,514 5.6% 7.9% 15,770 5% 34.1 0.9% 0.4
6. Dover, New Hampshire 83.1   31.1% 13.7% 32.4% 23 $57,050 5.7% 5.5% 26,884 8.4% 23.4 0.6% 0.8
7. Concord, New Hampshire 81.5   32.6% 13.7% 30.7% 21 $52,418 5.8% 4.5% 40,687 8% 23 0.7% 1.8
8. Maryland Heights, Missouri 79.9   33.9% 9.5% 38.7% 22 $58,487 5.9% 14.6% 25,756 5.3% 35.2 0.5% 1.2
9. Brentwood, Missouri 79.1   46.5% 14.4% 55.1% 20 $63,311 5.9% 7.3% 7,693 5.5% 32.5 0.6% 1.7
10. Kettering, Ohio 76.8   33.4% 18.3% 31% 20 $55,849 5.8% 4.8% 57,502 4.7% 37.2 0.5% 1.6
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