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Clayton is a village in Jefferson County, in the Watertown-Fort Drum metro area.
The community was named after John M. Clayton, a Whig who served as U.S. senator from Delaware.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Clayton. For links to other places called Clayton, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Clayton is 44.239N. The longitude is -76.086W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 276 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,830.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Clayton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson 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 13624 ZIP code.
16% of Clayton residents report German ancestry, and 18% 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 $18,247, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Clayton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Clayton include Clayton Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Clayton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $416. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $877.
Libraries in Clayton include Hawn Memorial Library ... View libraries
Jefferson 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 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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