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Clayton is a somewhat small city located in the state of California. With a population of 11,992 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Clayton is the 402nd largest community in California.
Housing costs in Clayton are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Clayton is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.12% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Clayton is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clayton who work in management occupations (20.89%), office and administrative support (13.64%), and business and financial occupations (12.15%).
Also of interest is that Clayton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Clayton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.72% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Clayton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Clayton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Clayton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Clayton, the average commute to work is 35.17 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small city, Clayton has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Clayton. 54.27% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Clayton in 2010 was $56,295, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $225,180 for a family of four.
Clayton is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Clayton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clayton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Clayton include German, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Clayton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.