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Clayton is a township in Adams County, in the Quincy metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Clayton. For links to other places called Clayton, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Clayton is 40.060N. The longitude is -90.973W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 696 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,185.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Clayton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Adams County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62339 ZIP code.
42% 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 $14,425, compared with $21,587 nationally.
4% of Clayton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Clayton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $200. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $528.
Adams County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clayton political report.
The average commute time for Clayton workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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