Clayton has the 1572nd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 19.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Clayton is part of the Raleigh metro area. Unemployment in the Raleigh area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Raleigh has the 44th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Clayton is below average at $48,590, and the median cost of a home in Clayton is $151,800, which is below the national average. 30% of workers in Clayton hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 92% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Clayton. 83% of Clayton workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Clayton spend an average of 29 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.