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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,214
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens14%
Employed Population 16+7,081
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married41.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher78.9%
Median Earnings25+$58,938
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,694

Wealth

Median Family Income$159,471
% Above Poverty Level92.1%
% Below Poverty Level7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home9.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work12.8%
% Using Public Transportation5.8%

Housing

People Living Alone37.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,168
Median House Value$590,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.6%
German21.2%
Irish11.4%
English8.7%
Italian5.7%
Russian4.6%
Polish3.7%
French Except Basque2.7%
Arab1.6%
Scottish1.5%
Hungarian1.1%
Greek1%
Swedish1%
Lebanese1%
Dutch0.9%
African0.9%
Swiss0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Czech0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Turkish0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Iranian0.4%
Sudanese0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
South African0.3%
Slovene0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Estonian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Egyptian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Clayton Almanac

CategoryValue
County St. Louis County
Standard Zip Codes63105, 63124
Phone Area Codes314, 636
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.64
Approximate Longitude-90.33

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
Brentwood8,025$113,415
Hanley Hills1,849$39,068
Maplewood7,975$61,646
Richmond Heights8,466$110,795
University City34,922$80,717
Wellston1,818$22,419

Clayton Public Schools

Clayton High
#1 Mark Twain Circle
ZIP: 63105
(314) 854-6600
High
Total Enrollment 875
Family Ctr.
301 N Gay Ave.
ZIP: 63105
(314) 854-6900
Primary
Total Enrollment 103
Glenridge Elem.
7447 Wellington Way
ZIP: 63105
(314) 854-6200
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
Juvenile Detention Ctr.
501 S Brentwood Blvd
ZIP: 63105
(314) 615-2974
Other
Total Enrollment 43
Meramec Elem.
400 S Meramec Ave
ZIP: 63105
(314) 854-6300
Primary
Total Enrollment 357
Ralph M. Captain Elem.
6345 Northwood Ave
ZIP: 63105
(314) 854-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 343
Wydown Middle
6500 Wydown
ZIP: 63105
(314) 854-6400
Middle
Total Enrollment 611

Clayton Private Schools

The Wilson School
400 De Mun Ave
ZIP: 63105
Elementary
Total Enrollment 161
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