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Welcome to Clayton ...

The town of Clayton is located in Concordia Parish<1>.

The location of Clayton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Clayton has a population of 640 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Clayton.

Clayton is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Clayton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Clayton: (318)

The ZIP code for Clayton: 71326<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clayton had an population of 640 people. This is a decrease of 9.99% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 25.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clayton had a population of 711 people. This makes Clayton the parish's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Clayton represents 0.02% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 203rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 711 people, the population of Clayton decreased 17.13% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 858 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Clayton.

Adding Clayton to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Clayton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Clayton elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Clayton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Clayton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Louisiana communities named Clayton: This one is located in Concordia Parish and the other is located in Union Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 48 communities that are also named Clayton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (3), Connecticut (2), Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), New Jersey, New Mexico (2), New York, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin (2) and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Clayton.

Communities near Clayton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Clayton.

  • Natchez [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natchez
    • Natchez [Adams County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Clayton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,615 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natchez
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natchez<7>
  • Vidalia [Concordia Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vidalia
    • Vidalia [Concordia Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Clayton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,815 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vidalia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vidalia<7>
  • Ferriday [Concordia Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferriday
    • Ferriday [Concordia Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Clayton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,204 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferriday have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferriday
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferriday<7>
  • Jonesville [Catahoula Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
    • Jonesville [Catahoula Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Clayton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,000 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wisner [Franklin Parish]
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      • Wisner [Franklin Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Clayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 900 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wisner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wisner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wisner<7>
    • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgecrest
      • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Clayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 603 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
    • Waterproof [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterproof
      • Waterproof [Tensas Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Clayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 555 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterproof have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterproof
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterproof<7>
    • Sicily Island [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sicily Island
      • Sicily Island [Catahoula Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Clayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 465 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sicily Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sicily Island
    • Harrisonburg [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisonburg
      • Harrisonburg [Catahoula Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Clayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 317 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisonburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisonburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisonburg<7>
    • West Ferriday [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Ferriday
      • West Ferriday [Concordia Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Clayton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Ferriday have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Ferriday

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Clayton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Clayton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Clayton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Clayton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clayton. See our Newspapers Page for Clayton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clayton ...

Looking for more information about Clayton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Clayton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Clayton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Concordia Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Clayton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Concordia, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clayton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clayton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Clayton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Clayton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Clayton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Clayton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Clayton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clayton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7226, Longitude: -91.5373       In this case, the coordinates for Clayton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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