Clayton, MO

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2022 Population
17,212
1.82% 1-year growth
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
27.6
5.48% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
8.17%
18.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$125,829
7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$812,800
18.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
7,590
0.69% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Clayton, MO had a population of 17.2k people with a median age of 27.6 and a median household income of $125,829. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Clayton, MO grew from 16,905 to 17,212, a 1.82% increase and its median household income grew from $117,593 to $125,829, a 7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Clayton, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (10.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.59%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.97%), and White (Hispanic) (1.89%).

None of the households in Clayton, MO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93% of the residents in Clayton, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clayton, MO are Fontbonne University (266 degrees awarded in 2022) and Concordia Seminary (119 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Clayton, MO was $812,800, and the homeownership rate was 54.5%.

Most people in Clayton, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Clayton, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Clayton, MO is home to a population of 17.2k people, from which 93% are citizens. As of 2022, 11.1% of Clayton, MO residents were born outside of the country (1.91k people).

In 2022, there were 6.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.1k people) in Clayton, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.48k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93%
2022 Citizenship
92.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93% of Clayton, MO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Clayton, MO was 92.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Clayton, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.1k ± 610
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    1.8k ± 399
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.48k ± 244
3.4%
Hispanic Population
585 people

In 2022, there were 6.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.1k people) in Clayton, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.8k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 1.48k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.4% of the people in Clayton, MO are hispanic (585 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    37,430 ± 4,735 people
  2. India
    22,246 ± 3,655 people
  3. China
    18,085 ± 3,297 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 37,430 Missouri residents, followed by India with 22,246 and China with 18,085.

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Foreign-Born Population

11.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.91k people
12%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.02k people

As of 2022, 11.1% of Clayton, MO residents (1.91k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clayton, MO was 12%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    133 ± 68
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    119 ± 107
  3. Korea
    36 ± 42

Clayton, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Clayton, MO employs 7.59k people. The largest industries in Clayton, MO are Educational Services (1,616 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,159 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,098 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($188,750), Finance & Insurance ($158,780), and Manufacturing ($118,365).

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,490. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

7.59k
2022 Value
± 596
0.69%
1 Year growth
± 11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clayton, MO grew at a rate of 0.69%, from 7.54k employees to 7.59k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clayton, MO, are Management Occupations (1,463 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (884 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (854 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clayton, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.59k
2022 Value
± 596
0.69%
1 Year growth
± 11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Clayton, MO grew at a rate of 0.69%, from 7.54k employees to 7.59k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clayton, MO, are Educational Services (1,616 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,159 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,098 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clayton, MO, though some of these residents may live in Clayton, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$109,175
Median earning men ± $14,352
$49,928
Median earning women ± $6,547

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($241,667), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($163,333), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($146,103).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($156,250), Manufacturing ($147,083), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($100,439).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.17%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.94M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 2.17% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Missouri.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Missouri went to Donald J. Trump with 56.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing the state of Missouri. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Missouri

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Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Eric Schmitt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing Missouri.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Missouri

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Missouri have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Clayton, MO awarded 385 degrees. The student population of Clayton, MO in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 912 male students and 614 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clayton, MO are White (271 and 74.5%), followed by Black or African American (46 and 12.6%), Hispanic or Latino (16 and 4.4%), and Two or More Races (12 and 3.3%).

The largest universities in Clayton, MO by number of degrees awarded are Fontbonne University (266 and 69.1%) and Concordia Seminary (119 and 30.9%).

The most popular majors in Clayton, MO are Theological Studies (74 and 19.2%), Divinity & Ministry (45 and 11.7%), and Speech-Language Pathology (42 and 10.9%).

The median tuition cost in Clayton, MO for private four year colleges is $27,996.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Clayton, MO, the percentage of applicants admitted was 94.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,526 (59.8% men and 40.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,526 students enrolled in Clayton, MO, 59.8% men and 40.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 969 records, of which 36% were women and 64% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 45 degrees awarded
  2. 34 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Clayton, MO was Divinity & Ministry with 45 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 266 degrees awarded
  2. 119 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fontbonne University with 266 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 179 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clayton, MO, which is 0.869 times less than the 206 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 271 degrees mean that there were 5.89 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 46 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($27,996) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($700) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.699% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.592% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.48M), Some college (1.12M), and Bachelors Degree (864k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clayton, MO was $812,800 in 2022, which is 2.88 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $683,400 to $812,800, a 18.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Clayton, MO is 54.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Clayton, MO have an average commute time of 16.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Clayton, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$812,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$37,204
$3,171
Median Property Taxes
±$312

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The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Clayton, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

54.5%
Homeownership
2022
63.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 54.5% of the housing units in Clayton, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55.5%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2165
  2. Census Tract 2163

The following map shows all of the places in Clayton, MO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$125,829
Median Household Income
± $12,868
5.82k
Number of Households
± 515

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.82k households in Clayton, MO grew to $125,829 from the previous year's value of $117,593.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clayton, MO is from Missouri.
0.455
2022 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.457
2021 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2022, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.432% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (59.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (18.4%)
  3. Walked (12.1%)

In 2022, 59.8% of workers in Clayton, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (18.4%) and those who walked to work (12.1%).

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Commute Time

16.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clayton, MO have a shorter commute time (16.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.15% of the workforce in Clayton, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Clayton, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clayton, MO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clayton, MO (1.03k out of 12.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clayton, MO is White, followed by Asian and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

98.2% of the population of Clayton, MO has health coverage, with 65% on employee plans, 4.74% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 17.5% on non-group plans, and 0.0368% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in St. Louis County, MO see 797 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.97% decrease from the previous year (813 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1137 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 307 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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797 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in St. Louis County, MO

Primary care physicians in St. Louis County, MO see an average of 797 patients per year. This represents a 1.97% decrease from the previous year (813 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in St. Louis County, MO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28% under 18 years, 29.2% between 18 and 34 years, 29.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.76%
Uninsured
65%
Employer Coverage
4.74%
Medicaid
11%
Medicare
17.5%
Non-Group
0.0368%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clayton, MO grew by 76.2% from 0.996% to 1.76%.

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