Clayton, Illinois

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Clayton is a village in Adams County, Illinois, United States. The population was 904 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Quincy, IL–MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Clayton is located at 40°01′45″N 90°57′29″W / 40.02922°N 90.958122°W / 40.02922; -90.958122.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] 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/sq mi (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.

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