Clayton, Idaho

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Clayton is a city in Custer County, Idaho, United States. The population was 27 at the 2000 census. The name is derived from early resident Clayton Smith, who is alleged to be the owner of a bawdy house.[citation needed]



Clayton was founded as a highway town, but now is a tourist location.[citation needed]


Clayton is located at 44°15′32″N 114°23′59″W / 44.25889°N 114.39972°W / 44.25889; -114.39972 (44.259014, -114.399725).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.0 square miles (0.0 km²), all of it land.

Clayton is located on State Highway 75.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 27 people, 12 households, and 6 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,105.2 people per square mile (1,042.5/km²). There were 23 housing units at an average density of 1,793.4/sq mi (888.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 12 households out of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, and 50.0% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 7.4% from 25 to 44, 51.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 80.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 66.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $50,625, and the median income for a family was $30,625. Males had a median income of $21,875 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,996. There were no families and 15.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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