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Welcome to Clayton ...

The village of Clayton is located in the Thousand Islands and Saint Lawrence River/Seaway region.

Clayton is located in Jefferson County<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 1,834 people<3> (see below for details).

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

The community of Clayton is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Clayton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Clayton lies within the (315) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clayton had an population of 1,834 people. This is a decrease of 7.28% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clayton had a population of 1,978 people. This makes Clayton the county's 20th most populous community.

The population of Clayton represents 0.01% of the total population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 918th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,978 people, the population of Clayton increased 8.62% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,821 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 New York (1897).

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), 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.

  • Kingston
  • Le Ray [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Le Ray
    • Le Ray [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Clayton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,957 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Le Ray have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Le Ray
  • Brownville [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownville
    • Brownville [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Clayton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,972 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownville
  • Gananoque
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    • Alexandria [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexandria
      • Alexandria [Jefferson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Clayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,896 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexandria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
    • Pamelia [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pamelia
      • Pamelia [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Clayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,889 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pamelia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pamelia
    • Theresa [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Theresa
      • Theresa [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Clayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,760 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Theresa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Theresa
    • Orleans [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orleans
      • Orleans [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Clayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,689 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orleans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orleans
    • Cape Vincent [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape Vincent
      • Cape Vincent [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Clayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,684 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cape Vincent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape Vincent
    • Lyme [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyme
      • Lyme [Jefferson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Clayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,069 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyme

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. Our list includes 5 papers. 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 New York

About Jefferson County

About New York

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 Jefferson County: www.co.jefferson.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Jefferson, 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>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 for your convenience: 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: 44.2370, Longitude: -76.0827       In this case, the coordinates for Clayton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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