Clayton, MO

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Population

16,214

1.12% growth

Median Age

31.2


Median Household Income

$91,531

3.72% growth

Poverty Rate

7.94%


Number of Employees

7,310

0.44% growth

Median Property Value

$590,800

2.34% growth

About

In 2017, Clayton, MO had a population of 16.2k people with a median age of 31.2 and a median household income of $91,531. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clayton, MO grew from 16,034 to 16,214, a 1.12% increase and its median household income grew from $88,250 to $91,531, a 3.72% increase.

The population of Clayton, MO is 74.6% White Alone, 12.6% Asian Alone, and 6.92% Black or African American Alone. 16.9% of the people in Clayton, MO speak a non-English language, and 90.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clayton, MO are Fontbonne University (597 degrees awarded in 2016), Concordia Seminary (139 degrees), and Court Reporting Institute of St Louis (24 degrees).

The median property value in Clayton, MO is $590,800, and the homeownership rate is 58.4%. Most people in Clayton, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Clayton, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Clayton, MO employs 7.31k people. The largest industries in Clayton, MO are Educational Services (2,044 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (966 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (703 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($144,444), Manufacturing ($94,934), and Wholesale Trade ($84,000).

Median household income in Clayton, MO is $91,531. Males in Clayton, MO have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,527. The income inequality in Clayton, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$91,531

2017 value

± $13,306

3.72%

1 Year Growth

± 20.1%

Households in Clayton, MO have a median annual income of $91,531, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $88,250 in 2016, which represents a 3.72% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,788

Average Male Salary

± $1,357

$43,527

Average Female Salary

± $948

In 2017, full-time male employees in Clayton, MO made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $57,564 ± $7,422

  2. White

    $46,113 ± $833

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,513 ± $18,949

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Clayton, MO workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clayton, MO is from Missouri.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0515% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Missouri across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2165

  2. Census Tract 2163

  3. Census Tract 2164

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clayton, MO was Census Tract 2165 with a value of $119,038, followed by Census Tract 2163 and Census Tract 2164, with respective values of $92,875 and $78,241.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.94% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clayton, MO (937 out of 11.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    573 ± 147

  2. Asian

    362 ± 185

  3. Black

    2 ± 85

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

7.31k

2017 Value

± 521

0.44%

1 Year growth

± 9.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clayton, MO grew at a rate of 0.44%, from 7.28k employees to 7.31k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clayton, MO, are Management Occupations (1,269 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,200 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (724 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clayton, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clayton, MO, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,269 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,200 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (724 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Clayton, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (3.77 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (3.36 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2.71 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clayton, MO, by median earnings, are Material Moving Occupations ($250,001), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($133,167), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($108,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.31k

2017 Value

± 521

0.44%

1 Year growth

± 9.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clayton, MO grew at a rate of 0.44%, from 7.28k employees to 7.31k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clayton, MO, are Educational Services (2,044 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (966 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (703 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Clayton, MO, by number of employees, are Educational Services (2,044 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (966 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (703 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Clayton, MO has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.67 times higher than expected), Educational Services (3.02 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.03 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clayton, MO, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($144,444), Manufacturing ($94,934), and Wholesale Trade ($84,000).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.7B

  2. $24B

  3. $22.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $27.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $24B and Mixed freight and $22.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Missouri products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$272B

2015 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

59.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Missouri trade was $272B. This is expected to increase 59.4% to $433B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Missouri trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.1B

  2. $13.5B

  3. $9.57B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.1B, followed by Kansas with $13.5B and Texas and $9.57B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Missouri shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

96.3% of the population of Clayton, MO has health coverage, with 65.2% on employee plans, 2.26% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 17.6% on non-group plans, and 0.422% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Clayton, MO was $8,107 in 2014. This is a 3.14% increase from the previous year ($7,860).

Primary care physicians in Clayton, MO see 1418 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1417 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1806 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 588 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.2%). Additionally, DeKalb County and Marion County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,418 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1,418 patients per year. This represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1,417 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,107

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,354

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,457

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Missouri (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.14%, from $7,860 to $8,107.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

3.69%

Uninsured

65.2%

Employer Coverage

2.26%

Medicaid

10.8%

Medicare

17.6%

Non-Group

0.422%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clayton, MO grew by 0.468% from 3.67% to 3.69%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clayton, MO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.2% prevalence

  2. 14.9% prevalence

  3. 14.8% prevalence

Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 15.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Missouri by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Clayton, MO is home to a population of 16.2k people, from which 90.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 13.4% of Clayton, MO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Clayton, MO is composed of 12.1k White Alone residents (74.6%), 2.04k Asian Alone residents (12.6%), 1.12k Black or African American Alone residents (6.92%), 541 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.34%), 386 Two or More Races residents (2.38%), 21 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.13%), 14 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0863%), and 2 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0123%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Clayton, MO are Chinese (853 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (261 speakers), and Korean (244 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.9

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clayton, MO was 31.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Clayton, MO are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Clayton, MO residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

14.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 13.4% of Clayton, MO residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clayton, MO was 14.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,972 ± 5,012 people

  2. India

    19,111 ± 3,389 people

  3. China

    16,010 ± 3,102 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Clayton, MO was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Clayton, MO residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

90.9%

2017 Citizenship

90.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 90.9% of Clayton, MO residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clayton, MO was 90.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    12.1k ± 435

  2. Asian Alone

    2.04k ± 338

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.12k ± 166

In 2017, there were 5.94 times more White Alone residents (12.1k people) in Clayton, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.04k Asian Alone and 1.12k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Clayton, MO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Chinese

    853 speakers (5.53%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    261 speakers (1.69%)

  3. Korean

    244 speakers (1.58%)

16.9% of Clayton, MO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Clayton, MO was Chinese. 5.53% of the overall population of Clayton, MO are native Chinese speakers. 1.69% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 1.58% speak Chinese, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    233 ± 89

  2. Korea

    92 ± 54

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    77 ± 73

Clayton, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Clayton, MO awarded 760 degrees. The student population of Clayton, MO is skewed towards women, with 1,033 male students and 1,240 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clayton, MO are White (509 and 71.7%), followed by Black or African American (98 and 13.8%), Unknown (62 and 8.73%), and Asian (19 and 2.68%).

The largest universities in Clayton, MO by number of degrees awarded are Fontbonne University (597 and 78.6%), Concordia Seminary (139 and 18.3%), and Court Reporting Institute of St Louis (24 and 3.16%).

The most popular majors in Clayton, MO are General Business Administration & Management (107 and 14.1%), Divinity & Ministry (75 and 9.87%), and Theological Studies (64 and 8.42%).

The median tuition costs in Clayton, MO are $24,250 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Clayton, MO was General Psychology with 28 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Clayton, MO according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 597 degrees awarded

  2. 139 degrees awarded

  3. 24 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$24,250

Median Private

In 2016, the Clayton, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fontbonne University with 597 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

281

Degrees Awarded to Men

479

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 281 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clayton, MO, which is 0.587 times less than the 479 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    509 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    98 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    62 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Clayton, MO were to White students. These 509 degrees mean that there were 5.19 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 98 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clayton, MO was $590,800 in 2017, which is 2.72 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $577,300 to $590,800, a 2.34% increase. The homeownership rate in Clayton, MO is 58.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clayton, MO have an average commute time of 15.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clayton, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$91,531

Median Household Income

± $13,306

5.66k

Number of Households

± 446

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.66k households in Clayton, MO grew to $91,531 from the previous year's value of $88,250.

The following chart displays the households in Clayton, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$590,800

2017 Median

± $35,453

$577,300

2016 Median

± $22,981

In 2017, the median property value in Clayton, MO grew to to $590,800 from the previous year's value of $577,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clayton, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clayton, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Clayton, MO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clayton, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

58.4%

2017 Homeownership

58%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.4% of the housing units in Clayton, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Clayton, MO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

15.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clayton, MO have a shorter commute time (15.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.56% of the workforce in Clayton, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    65.3%

  2. Walked

    10.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    9.18%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Clayton, MO was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Worked At Home.

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