Clayton, a town in North Carolina, has a population of approximately 18,000. Children aged 5-14 make up a larger portion of the population here (25%) than nationally (19%), making it a nice place to raise a family, while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, with an average age of just over 35, are decidedly younger than most cities in North Carolina. Just 34% of residents rent in Clayton, as the majority own their homes. The average rent for Clayton is $182 per month more than the state average.
With an average commute time of about 32 minutes, longer than most cities in the state, Clayton residents are well aware that it takes some patience traveling to work. Driving a car or truck is the most common way to get to work, selected by 41% of workers, while public transportation is not widely used. Relatively few commuters walk to work.
Among residents older than 25 in Clayton, 13% have a Bachelor's degree and 5% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Clayton residents work in one of two industries: retail and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 15% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, making it the top profession in the city. Clayton workers bring in an average annual income of just over $72,000, a little more than the average North Carolina resident. However, the city's average income is fairly average compared to the national level ($73,345).