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Clayton, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Clayton had a population of 2,156 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Clayton is located at latitude 34.8779 and longitude -83.4015 in Rabun County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clayton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Rabun County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,932 feet.

The City of Clayton (GNIS ID: 2404066) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Clayton is located within Clayton Division of Rabun County.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Clayton: Claytonsville, The Dividings.

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


Total Population 2,156
Population in Households 2,138
Population in Familes 1,672
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 647
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 869
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 545
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 526 (41.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 343 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 395 (31.2%)
Median Home Value $159,879
Average Home Value $197,960


Median Household Income $30,733
Average Household Income $44,360
Per Capita Income $18,545
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.57%
Households 0.34% 0.48%
Families 1.45% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clayton to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia 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 # 273 57th
Population Density1 # 264 58th
Diversity Index2 # 441 30th
Median Household Income # 483 23rd
Per Capita Income # 374 40th

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