A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Clayton, North Carolina
Welcome to Clayton ...
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 24,979 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Clayton.
Clayton is 300 feet [91 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Clayton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Clayton: (919) & (984)<5>
Websites for Clayton ...
Chamber of Commerce: www.claytonchamber.com/
Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Clayton, the following might be of interest:
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clayton had an population of 24,979 people. This is an increase of 55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 258.22% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Clayton had a population of 16,116 people (or 9.54% of the total population of Johnston County). This makes Clayton the county's most populous community.
The population of Clayton represents 0.17% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 54th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 16,116 people, the population of Clayton increased 131.12% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,973 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Clayton.
Adding Clayton to Our Gazetteer ...
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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Clayton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Clayton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).
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 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), Louisiana (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), New Jersey, New Mexico (2), New York, 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.
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 ...
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 Johnston County: www.co.johnston.nc.us/
The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/
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This page was last modified: 11 Oct 2021