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Clayton, Delaware

Clayton is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 1,273.


\nClayton is located at 39°17'26" North, 75°38'1" West (39.290576, -75.633745)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²). 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 1,273 people, 499 households, and 346 families residing in the town. The population density is 481.9/km² (1,242.3/mi²). There are 524 housing units at an average density of 198.4/km² (511.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 90.26% White, 8.09% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 1.34% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 499 households out of which 32.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% are married couples living together, 15.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% are non-families. 25.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 3.05. In the town the population is spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.1 males. The median income for a household in the town is $43,462, and the median income for a family is $48,000. Males have a median income of $34,792 versus $25,862 for females. The per capita income for the town is $18,268. 7.0% of the population and 4.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 5.6% are under the age of 18 and 8.1% are 65 or older.