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Clayton is a city in Contra Costa County, in the San Francisco-Oakland metro area.
The community was named for Joel Clayton, settler.
The latitude of Clayton is 37.941N. The longitude is -121.934W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 394 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,042.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Clayton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Contra Costa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Oakland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 94517 ZIP code.
16% of Clayton residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Clayton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Clayton was $42,048, compared with $21,587 nationally.
52% of Clayton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Clayton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,264. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,140.
Libraries in Clayton include Clayton Community Library ... View libraries
Contra Costa County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clayton political report.
The average commute time for Clayton workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Clayton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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