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Overview

Introduction to Clayton, New Jersey

Clayton, New Jersey is 12 miles N of Vineland, New Jersey (center to center) and 20 miles S of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is located in Gloucester County.

Clayton History

The area which is now known as Clayton, was initially created as Clayton Township. It was formed from parts of the Franklin Township, on February 5th, 1858. Parts of Clayton Township were used to create Glassboro Township on March 11th, 1878. By an Act of the New Jersey Legislature, Clayton was officially formed as a borough from parts of Clayton Township, on May 9th, 1887. The remaining part of the township was taken over on April 14th, 1908 by the Borough of Clayton, which led to the township's dissolution.

Clayton and Nearby Attractions

  • Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Village
  • Parvin State Park
  • Brandywine Zoo
  • New Jersey State Aquarium
  • Heritage Glass Museum
  • Camden Children's Garden

Things To Do In Clayton

There are numerous historical sites, such as Caleb Pusey House and Landingford Plantation, John Wanamaker House, Gloria Dei Church National Historical Site, and Fort Mifflin near Clayton. Local churches include Saint Catherine’s Church and Saint Paul’s Church. Other places of interest nearby include the New Jersey State Aquarium, the Camden Children’s Garden, and the Adventure Aquarium. Museums such as the American Swedish Historical Museum, Garden State Discovery Museum and the Salem County Historical Society Museum, display artifacts depicting the historical background of the area.

Clayton Transportation

Philadelphia International Airport is nearby.

Clayton Higher Education

Colleges close to Clayton include Rowan University, Gloucester County College, and Community College of Philadelphia.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,386
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens13%
Employed Population 16+3,715
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married46.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.8%
Median Earnings25+$49,800
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,185
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,661

Wealth

Median Family Income$79,615
% Above Poverty Level91.5%
% Below Poverty Level8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone21.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,104
Median House Value$178,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.8%
Italian22.8%
Irish20.3%
English12.1%
Polish5.3%
West Indian3.2%
Haitian2.8%
Jamaican2.7%
French Except Basque2%
Dutch1.6%
Hungarian1%
Lithuanian0.9%
Russian0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Welsh0.4%
German0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Canadian0.1%
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Clayton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gloucester County
Standard Zip Codes8312
Phone Area Codes856
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.65
Approximate Longitude-75.08

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)

StationGLASSBORO 2 NE
Distance5.1 miles
Jan Temp24 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationAUDUBON
Distance15.5 miles
Jan Temp25 to 41 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 67 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationINDIAN MILLS 2 W
Distance19.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elmer1,408$86,250
Glassboro19,195$88,236
Newfield1,668$81,818
Pitman8,916$89,511
Pittsgrove9,103$87,380
Turnersville3,396$101,853

Clayton Public Schools

Clayton High School
55 Pop Kramer Blvd., Suite A
ZIP: 8312
(856) 881-8701
High
Total Enrollment 381
Clayton Middle School
55 Pop Kramer Blvd., Suite B
ZIP: 8312
(856) 881-8702
Middle
Total Enrollment 310
Herma S. Simmons Elementary School
300 West Chestnut Street
ZIP: 8312
(856) 881-8704
Primary
Total Enrollment 756

Clayton Private Schools

St Michael The Archangel Regional School
51 W North St
ZIP: 8312
Elementary
Total Enrollment 236
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