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People

Total Population 2,816
Male Share of the Population 59.6%
Female Share of the Population 40.4%
Senior Citizens 17.7%
Employed Population 16+ 1,064
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 34.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.5%
Median Earnings25+ $21,759
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,091

Wealth

Median Family Income $37,833
% Above Poverty Level 79.9%
% Below Poverty Level 20.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.9%
Median Gross Rent $626
Median House Value $72,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.8%
US/American 0%
English 5.7%
Irish 6.9%

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

Clayton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 114 miles NW of Amarillo, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 187 miles SE of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Union
Standard Zip Codes 88415
Phone Area Codes 505
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.451
Longitude -103.183

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 CLAYTON MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 47 F
Apr Temp 37 to 66 F
Jul Temp 60 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 15.1 inches
Station KENTON
Distance 33.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 50 F
Apr Temp 39 to 70 F
Jul Temp 63 to 93 F
Oct Temp 41 to 74 F
Annual Precip 17.1 inches
Station AMISTAD 5 SSW
Distance 40.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 48 F
Apr Temp 36 to 69 F
Jul Temp 61 to 90 F
Oct Temp 39 to 71 F
Annual Precip 15.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Clayton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bueyeros (88415)

Clapham (88415)

Seneca (88415)

Stead (88415)

Thomas (88415)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Clayton Public Libraries

Library
Albert W. Thompson Memorial Library
17 CHESTNUT STREET
Clayton, New Mexico
(505) 374-9423

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Clayton Hospitals

UNION COUNTY GENERAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
301 HARDING STREET
(505) 374-2585
Emergency Service: Yes

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Clayton High Schools

CLAYTON HIGH
323 SOUTH FIFTH
505-374-2596
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 208 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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