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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.

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 Population15,900
Male Share of the Population51.1%
Female Share of the Population48.9%
Senior Citizens13.8%
Employed Population 16+6,903
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married42.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher79.7%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$150,046
% Above Poverty Level91.8%
% Below Poverty Level8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work14%
% Using Public Transportation4.7%

Housing

People Living Alone38.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,069
Median House Value$597,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.5%
US/American0%
English9.4%
Irish11.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Clayton Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Large City2 miles W of St. Louis, Missouri
CountySt Louis
Metro AreaSaint Louis
Standard Zip Codes63105, 63124
Phone Area Codes314
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude38.642
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)

StationST LOUIS SCIENCE CTR
Distance3.1 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp47 to 66 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 69 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches
StationST LOUIS INTL AP
Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp47 to 67 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp48 to 68 F
Annual Precip38.7 inches
StationST CHARLES 7 SSW
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brentwood8,052$106,319
Hanley Hills2,194$37,614
Maplewood7,960$56,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Clayton High Schools

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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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