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Income/capita 24%
Household income 13%
Unemployment 10%
IndexClaytonDelawareNational
Income per capita$22,651$31,118$29,829
Median household income$62,422$61,017$55,322
Median income owner occupied$68,750$72,470$70,586
Median income renter occupied$51,979$38,152$35,192
Median earnings male$38,603$39,093$36,919
Median earnings female$33,184$30,154$26,250
Unemployment rate5.1%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level12.2%12.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Clayton is 24% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Clayton is 13% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Clayton is 10% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Clayton is 19% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $41,610$62,422$124,844
      City
      $40,673$61,017$122,034
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Clayton median earnings by income bracket

      Clayton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.0%0.8%
      Manufacturing sector9.9%5.0%
      Financial & insurance services8.7%10.6%
      Wholesale & retail services18.3%3.8%
      Public administration7.3%4.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.9%6.8%
      Education, health & social services13.0%53.8%
      Other16.9%17.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Townsend, DE2,320$105,00090%
      Middletown, DE20,045$87,25058%
      Highland Acres, DE3,792$76,86439%
      Odessa, DE632$73,12532%
      Hartly, DE50$63,12514%
      Clayton, DE3,080$62,42213%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      University Park, NM3,080$13,50076%
      Edgewood, PA3,080$73,25032%
      West Wareham, MA3,081$62,01912%
      Rural Hall, NC3,079$43,38122%
      Fairport Harbor, OH3,081$48,34613%
      Clayton, DE3,080$62,42213%
      Source: The Clayton, DE employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).