Clayton, Illinois

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Clayton, Illinois
Location of Clayton in Adams County, Illinois.
Location of Clayton in Adams County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
Coordinates: 40°1′45″N 90°57′29″W / 40.02917°N 90.95806°W / 40.02917; -90.95806Coordinates: 40°1′45″N 90°57′29″W / 40.02917°N 90.95806°W / 40.02917; -90.95806
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyAdams
TownshipClayton
Government
 • Village presidentSam Miller
Area
 • Total0.87 sq mi (2.26 km2)
 • Land0.87 sq mi (2.25 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total709
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
739
 • Density850.40/sq mi (328.39/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code(s)
62324
Area code(s)217
FIPS code17-14767
Wikimedia CommonsClayton, Illinois
Websitewww.claytonil.com

Clayton is a village in Adams County, Illinois, United States. The population was 709 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the Quincy, IL–MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Clayton is named for Kentucky statesman Henry Clay.[4] It was established in 1834.[5]

Registered Historic Places[edit]

Geography[edit]

Clayton is located at 40°01′45″N 90°57′29″W / 40.02922°N 90.958122°W / 40.02922; -90.958122.[6]

According to the 2010 census, Clayton has a total area of 0.872 square miles (2.26 km2), of which 0.87 square miles (2.25 km2) (or 99.77%) is land and 0.002 square miles (0.01 km2) (or 0.23%) is water.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880941
18901,0339.8%
1900996−3.6%
1910940−5.6%
19201,03810.4%
1930965−7.0%
19401,0286.5%
1950866−15.8%
1960774−10.6%
1970727−6.1%
198088922.3%
1990726−18.3%
200090424.5%
2010709−21.6%
Est. 2016739[2]4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 904 people, 322 households, and 202 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,034.0 people per square mile (401.2/km²). There were 384 housing units at an average density of 439.2 per square mile (170.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 85.73% White, 12.50% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.44% from other races, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.99% of the population.

There were 322 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the village, the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 127.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 137.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $23,077, and the median income for a family was $32,813. Males had a median income of $23,145 versus $20,114 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,882. About 13.2% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 22.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 29, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Clayton village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 7, 2013.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 84.
  5. ^ History of Clayton and Golden Illinois
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-02.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1977-1978,' Biographical Sketch of Vivian V. Hickey, 134
  11. ^ 'Mary K. Meany-obituary,' Chicago Tribune, October 28, 2000

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