Clayton, New Mexico

related topics
{style, bgcolor, rowspan}
{household, population, female}
{water, park, boat}
{build, building, house}
{island, water, area}
{area, community, home}
{town, population, incorporate}
{day, year, event}
{car, race, vehicle}
{specie, animal, plant}
{county, mile, population}
{line, north, south}

Clayton is a town in Union County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 2,524 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Union County[1]. Tourists heading from Texas to Colorado often pass through Clayton, which is located in the northeast corner of New Mexico.

Clayton is named for a son of U.S. Senator Stephen W. Dorsey, an Arkansas Republican, originally from Ohio, who served during Reconstruction. The town was established in 1887. Trade caravans and homesteaders traveling through the Cimarron Cutoff of the Santa Fe Trail passed through Clayton. The town was a livestock shipping center for herds from the Pecos River and the Texas Panhandle.[2]


Geography and climate

Clayton is located at 36°26′59″N 103°10′51″W / 36.44972°N 103.18083°W / 36.44972; -103.18083 (36.449835, -103.180756)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.2 km²).


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,524 people, 1,079 households, and 691 families residing in the town. The population density was 535.7 people per square mile (206.9/km²). There were 1,289 housing units at an average density of 273.6/sq mi (105.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 75.36% White, 1.07% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.20% Pacific Islander, 20.44% from other races, and 2.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 46.47% of the population.

Full article ▸

related documents
Bloomington, California
Tulsa County, Oklahoma
Adams County, North Dakota
Glasgow, Montana
Milford, Utah
Divide County, North Dakota
Burleigh County, North Dakota
Benson County, North Dakota
Bishop, California
Kahului, Hawaii
Barnes County, North Dakota
Elko, Nevada
Billings County, North Dakota
Lander, Wyoming
Valentine, Nebraska
Cass County, North Dakota
Elkins, West Virginia
Valdez, Alaska
Burns, Oregon
Winnemucca, Nevada
Plymouth Argyle F.C. season 2001–02
Goodland, Kansas
London Borough of Bexley
Plymouth Argyle F.C. season 2002–03
Wikipedia:Boilerplate text
Norfolk, Nebraska
Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship