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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.


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Median household income
Local
$101,651
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Clayton demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Claytonville
Public transportation: County Connection (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.5 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Mount Diablo State Park, Round Valley Regional Preserve
Historic sites and museums: Clayton Historical Society Museum

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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.

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52% of Clayton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Clayton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,264.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,140.


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Libraries in Clayton include Clayton Community Library ... View libraries

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Contra Costa County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clayton political report.

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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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