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Welcome to Clayton ...

The town of Clayton is primarily located in Johnston County<1>. A portion of Clayton extends into Wake County.

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.

  • Raleigh [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh
    • Raleigh [Wake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Clayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 474,414 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raleigh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raleigh<7>
  • Garner [Wake County]
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    • Garner [Wake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Clayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,180 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garner<7>
  • Fuquay-Varina [Wake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fuquay-Varina
    • Fuquay-Varina [Wake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Clayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,145 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fuquay-Varina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fuquay-Varina
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fuquay-Varina<7>
  • Knightdale [Wake County]
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    • Knightdale [Wake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Clayton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,122 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knightdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knightdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knightdale<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Smithfield [Johnston County]
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      • Smithfield [Johnston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,333 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<7>
    • Wendell [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wendell
      • Wendell [Wake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wendell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wendell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wendell<7>
    • Rolesville [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolesville
      • Rolesville [Wake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,882 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rolesville<7>
    • Selma [Johnston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Johnston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,323 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<7>
    • Zebulon [Wake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zebulon
      • Zebulon [Wake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,514 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zebulon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zebulon<7>
    • Angier [Harnett County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angier
      • Angier [Harnett County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Clayton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,494 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Angier<7>

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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Johnston County

About North Carolina

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Johnston, 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>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Clayton) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Clayton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ClaytonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clayton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6398, Longitude: -78.4697       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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