Clayton, Louisiana

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Clayton is a town in northern Concordia Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 858 at the 2000 census. Cotton is a principal commodity in the area. Clayton is located on the Tensas River, important for fishing and boating, promoted through a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-maintained boat launch. The Tensas River merges with the Black River in Jonesville in Catahoula Parish.

Louisiana State Representative John A. "Andy" Anders is from Clayton and Ferriday.

Among the businesses in the community are Cross Keys Bank and David's Grocery.



Clayton is located at 31°43′8″N 91°32′20″W / 31.71889°N 91.53889°W / 31.71889; -91.53889 (31.718837, -91.538902)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (3.05%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 858 people, 317 households, and 220 families residing in the town. The population density was 539.4 people per square mile (208.3/km²). There were 361 housing units at an average density of 226.9/sq mi (87.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 31.70% White, 67.25% African American, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 317 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.8% were married couples living together, 31.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.24.

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