Clayton, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Clayton, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

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The Village of Clayton had a population of 613 as of July 1, 2016. Clayton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Clayton is located at latitude 45.3275 and longitude -92.1645 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Clayton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,211 feet.

The Village of Clayton (GNIS ID: 1582967) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Clayton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Clayton, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 613
Population in Households 613
Population in Familes 515
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 192
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 226
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 167
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 242 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 162 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $167,742
Average Home Value $183,125


Median Household Income $51,456
Average Household Income $58,041
Per Capita Income $21,565
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.14% 0.68%
Households 1.34% 0.78%
Families 1.84% 0.71%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Clayton, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clayton to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 483 38th
Population Density1 # 654 16th
Diversity Index2 # 440 42nd
Median Household Income # 386 50th
Per Capita Income # 654 16th

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