For population 25 years and over in Clayton:
For population 15 years and over in Clayton town:
89 residents are foreign born (2.2% Latin America, 1.1% Africa).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $449 (0.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (114.4 miles , pop. 173,627).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (188.8 miles , pop. 360,890).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (442.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Texline, TX (3.2 miles ), Grenville, NM (5.1 miles) , Boise, OK (6.5 miles ), Des Moines, NM (6.5 miles) , Dalhart, TX (6.8 miles ), Northwest Hartley, TX (6.8 miles ), Folsom, NM (7.0 miles) , Branson, CO (7.4 miles) .
Latitude: 36.45 N, Longitude: 103.18 W
Area code: 505
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Crime rate in Clayton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 15 (8 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +20 (+0.8%).
Work and jobs in Clayton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Clayton, New Mexico
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Clayton-area historical tornado activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 48% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/18/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 45.5 miles away from the Clayton town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 9/18/1965, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.6 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Clayton-area historical earthquake activity is below New Mexico state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 93.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.9 miles away from Clayton center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/19/2002 at 12:14:20, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 11.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.4 miles away from Clayton center
On 9/4/2001 at 12:45:53, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Union County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Snow: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Clayton and their reported violations in the past:CLAYTON MUNICIPAL SUPPLY (Population served: 2401, Groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 7.5%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 9.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.6% for American Indian residents, 4.0% for other race residents, 9.7% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
33 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
Clayton compared to New Mexico state average:
Banks with branches in Clayton (2011 data):
Fire-safe hotels and motels in Clayton, New Mexico:
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Religion statistics for Clayton (based on Union County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.05%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
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Clayton government finances in 2002(per resident):
7.39% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,515 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
7.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($20,909 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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See more detailed statistics of Clayton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Clayton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Clayton, NM)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers:6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:5
FAA Registered Aircraft:12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Clayton)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.