Clayton Real Estate Market Snapshot

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Key Features

  • Rapid Growth

    Since 2000, the population of Clayton has more than doubled. As more and more people make a home in Clayton, the area has transformed into a wonderful place to live, work, and shop. The town has experienced major growth and additions in residential areas, commercial space, amenities for residents, and open space. Amidst this rapid growth, the community has retained a sense of pride and a balance between natural and developed areas.
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    Ultra-Convenient Location

    Clayton offers an irresistible small-town feel while being just a short drive to big city amenities and just 20 minutes to downtown Raleigh. Clayton is a close-knit community with convenient access to everything the Triangle has to offer. When you add a top-rated school system and a thriving local economy, it's clear why more residents and businesses are moving here, growing here, and staying here. 


  • Population in 2020: 22,850
  • Median Household Income: $62,059
  • Males (2020): 9,621 (47.34%)
  • Females (2020): 10,703 (52.66%)
  • Median Resident Age: 34.4 years
  • North Carolina Median Age: 37.9 years
  • Clayton Zip Codes: 27520, 27527, 27528

Jaclyn's Top Picks

Boulevard Coffee & Brews

Featuring fresh-brewed coffee, specialty coffees, plus homemade, delicious, gourmet sandwiches, muffins, granola bars, and a selection of fine wines and local-brews made right here in Clayton, Boulevard Coffee is a gathering place for all ages.

Hudson's Hardware

A hardware and outdoor equipment store with friendly staff providing key duplication, locksmith services, knife sharpening, screen and glass repair, soil pH testing, paint and stain mixing, and propane refilling services.

Nancy Jo's Ice Cream & More

Featuring sundaes, cones, shakes, swirlers, banana splits, smoothies, birthday cakes, and more, it truly is a "sweet place to be for the whole family to feel right at home."

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