Latest Data (2018)
Population 22,850
Nationwide Rank 1648

Quick Facts

Clayton, North Carolina is the 1,648th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Clayton, North Carolina is a town.

Clayton, North Carolina is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 Clayton had its largest population ever.

Clayton, North Carolina is growing extremely quickly. It is growing faster than 94% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Clayton, North Carolina Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1638 Willoughby, Ohio 22,988 1.6%
1639 Farragut, Tennessee 22,956 29.0%
1640 Radcliff, Kentucky 22,952 3.9%
1641 Kingston, New York 22,950 -2.1%
1642 Morton Grove, Illinois 22,943 2.3%
1643 Solon, Ohio 22,911 4.9%
1644 New Brighton, Minnesota 22,899 3.1%
1645 Webster Groves, Missouri 22,889 -1.5%
1646 Oxford, Ohio 22,885 4.1%
1647 Griffin, Georgia 22,878 -0.7%
1648 Clayton, North Carolina 22,850 165.8%
1649 Waukee, Iowa 22,810 308.6%
1650 Dickinson, North Dakota 22,739 42.4%
1651 Hastings, Minnesota 22,713 24.1%
1652 Machesney Park, Illinois 22,695 9.1%
1653 Edgewater, Florida 22,669 19.9%
1654 Pottstown, Pennsylvania 22,667 3.6%
1655 Roselle, Illinois 22,656 -2.8%
1656 Acworth, Georgia 22,642 60.3%
1657 Waynesboro, Virginia 22,628 15.4%
1658 Hopewell, Virginia 22,596 1.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In North Carolina

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
879 Wake Forest 44,046 236.8%
946 Hickory 40,925 8.5%
984 Indian Trail 39,619 190.8%
1008 Mooresville 38,431 97.1%
1052 Holly Springs 36,749 263.0%
1101 Monroe 35,311 28.9%
1125 Goldsboro 34,234 -14.7%
1143 Salisbury 33,834 10.6%
1179 Matthews 32,635 41.3%
1252 Garner 30,502 61.9%
1270 New Bern 30,113 29.4%
1277 Sanford 29,917 27.5%
1283 Cornelius 29,748 109.9%
1304 Fuquay-Varina 29,200 256.1%
1372 Morrisville 27,453 393.0%
1388 Mint Hill 27,169 57.2%
1400 Statesville 27,042 14.9%
1421 Thomasville 26,635 8.6%
1461 Asheboro 25,844 16.3%
1529 Kernersville 24,767 31.3%
1648 Clayton 22,850 165.8%
1687 Leland 22,070 435.2%
1740 Carrboro 21,314 20.3%
1771 Lumberton 20,840 -1.3%
1790 Clemmons 20,563 29.9%
1812 Havelock 20,232 -9.9%
1824 Kinston 20,083 -15.6%
1832 Shelby 20,038 -3.8%
1867 Boone 19,562 44.5%
1914 Lexington 18,917 -5.0%
1991 Lenoir 17,938 -1.0%
2038 Elizabeth City 17,558 1.8%
2049 Knightdale 17,423 176.0%
2121 Morganton 16,555 -4.9%
2149 Pinehurst 16,320 66.3%
2167 Waxhaw 16,181 424.6%
2169 Mount Holly 16,135 66.7%
2175 Albemarle 16,106 0.5%
2176 Harrisburg 16,075 242.3%
2199 Stallings 15,892 120.5%
2208 Hope Mills 15,800 29.6%
2228 Mebane 15,589 104.0%
2275 Graham 15,086 14.0%
2281 Laurinburg 15,033 -5.8%
2288 Henderson 14,936 -8.6%
2295 Eden 14,870 -6.1%
2331 Roanoke Rapids 14,495 -14.6%
2362 Southern Pines 14,277 28.4%
2377 Hendersonville 14,107 23.3%
2392 Reidsville 14,013 -4.3%
2395 Lewisville 13,999 19.4%
2518 Newton 13,129 3.2%
2554 Davidson 12,921 77.9%
2590 Smithfield 12,669 14.7%
2614 Belmont 12,495 40.4%
2704 Spring Lake 12,005 -3.9%
2725 Elon 11,851 73.8%
2788 Archdale 11,502 26.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 22,850 1,648
2017 21,405 1,717
2016 20,260 1,791
2015 19,304 1,849
2014 18,445 1,913
2013 17,694 1,970
2012 17,031 2,008
2011 16,632 2,029
2010 16,116 2,065
2009 16,362 2,014
2008 15,636 2,073
2007 14,700 2,165
2006 13,644 2,270
2005 12,793 2,366
2004 12,027 2,460
2003 11,265 2,561
2002 10,890 2,623
2001 9,970 2,774
2000 8,594 3,075
1990 4,712 4,229