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Clayton is a city in Saint Louis County, in the Saint Louis metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Ralph Clayton, farmer who donated land for the county seat
The latitude of Clayton is 38.642N. The longitude is -90.323W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 568 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 15,974.
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23% of Clayton residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $48,055, compared with $21,587 nationally.
70% 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 $623. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,345.
Libraries in Clayton include Mid-County Branch ... View libraries
Saint Louis County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clayton political report.
Clayton restaurants taking online reservations include BARcelona Tapas Restaurant, Cafe Napoli, J Buck's - Clayton, Morton's, the Steakhouse - St. Louis - Clayton, Portabella, Remy's Kitchen & Wine Bar, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Clayton, The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis - the Grill ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Clayton workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 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 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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