Clayton, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 59 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.6%
 
Males: 26  (45.1%)
Females: 33  (54.9%)
Median resident age:  50.9 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 67629

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,681 (it was $35,750 in 2000)
Clayton:

$27,681
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,542 (it was $13,519 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $32,678 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Clayton:

$32,678
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $78,488; Detached houses: $78,488
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Clayton races chart
  • White alone - 56 (94.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (3.4%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.7%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Clayton: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (35.2%), Irish (18.7%), Dutch (12.6%), Czech (12.2%), English (5.2%), Scotch-Irish (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2450 feet

Land area: 0.43 square miles.

Population density: 139 people per square mile   (very low).

Clayton, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Clayton:

  • High school or higher: 74.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Clayton city:

  • Never married: 15.5%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 5.6%
  • Widowed: 20.8%
  • Divorced: 13.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Clayton, Kansas as of March 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Clayton to the number of sex offenders is 58 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $250 (2.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $667 (2.0%)

Clayton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (199.1 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (515.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Norcatur, KS (2.6 miles) , Jennings, KS (2.7 miles) , Lenora, KS (3.6 miles ), Dresden, KS (3.9 miles) , Norton, KS (4.1 miles ), Oberlin, KS (4.4 miles ), Edmond, KS (4.5 miles) , Lebanon, NE (4.7 miles) .

Latitude: 39.74 N, Longitude: 100.18 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 785

Clayton household income distribution Clayton home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.1%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -25 (-27.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (29%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Utilities (15%)
  • Management of companies and enterprises (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)

Average climate in Clayton, Kansas

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Tornado activity:

Clayton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/14/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the Clayton city center injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.8 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Clayton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 335.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 225.7 miles away from Clayton center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 316.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 18.0 miles away from Clayton center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 219.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Clayton topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Clayton:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 75 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,728)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 88 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Barton County Community College (about 121 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Central Community College (about 125 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 168 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Kansas State University (about 196 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 199 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)

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Norton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Clayton and their reported violations in the past:

CLAYTON, CITY OF (Population served: 58, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-27-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-04-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-20-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-27-2011), St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-30-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-03-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-27-2011), St Public Notif requested (JAN-29-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-29-2013), St Public Notif received (FEB-27-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-19-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-31-2012), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-20-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-27-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-29-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-20-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-20-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-27-2011), St Public Notif requested (AUG-25-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-25-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-26-2012)
  • 21 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 37.3%
(29.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  82.6%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.3%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Clayton compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Clayton travel time to work - commute Clayton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (75%)
  • Utility gas (15%)
  • Wood (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Clayton city (based on Norton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.30%
Here: 59.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristLutheran Church
Adherents33.2%24.9%21.2%4.1%3.9%
Congregations5.6%11.1%27.8%5.6%5.6%
NameChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)American Baptist Churches in the USAWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodChurch of the BrethrenOther
Adherents3.8%2.1%1.8%1.7%3.5%
Congregations11.1%5.6%5.6%5.6%16.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Norton County:

7.40 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Norton County:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

9.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Norton County:

28.0%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

6.6%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$40
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$70
Water Supply 0$0 1$100
Local Libraries 0$0 1$20
Totals for Government 0$0 4$230

Strongest AM radio stations in Clayton:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KBRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KQNK (1530 AM; 1 kW; NORTON, KS; Owner: PIONEER COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Clayton:

  • KQNK-FM (106.7 FM; NORTON, KS; Owner: PIONEER COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRKU (98.5 FM; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KFNF (101.1 FM; OBERLIN, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Clayton:

  • K39BS (Channel 39; NORTON, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION)
  • KSNK (Channel 8; McCOOK, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 19 meters (62ft)
Total costs: $1,438,000
Total average daily traffic: 414
Total average daily truck traffic: 39
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 414


FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BEECH C35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E225 SERIES (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1234B , Serial Number: D-3179, Year manufactured: 1952, Airworthiness Date: 09/06/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Gene W. Gallentine, Hc 1 Box 114, Clayton, KS 67629

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