Clayton, Idaho

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Clayton, Idaho
Location of Clayton in Custer County, Idaho.
Location of Clayton in Custer County, Idaho.
Coordinates: 44°15′32″N 114°23′59″W / 44.25889°N 114.39972°W / 44.25889; -114.39972Coordinates: 44°15′32″N 114°23′59″W / 44.25889°N 114.39972°W / 44.25889; -114.39972
CountryUnited States
StateIdaho
CountyCuster
Area
 • Total0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
 • Land0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
5,489 ft (1,673 m)
Population
 • Total7
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
7
 • Density466.67/sq mi (179.34/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
83227
Area code(s)208
FIPS code16-15490
GNIS feature ID0396298

Clayton is a city in Custer County, Idaho, United States. The population was 7 at the 2010 census, down from 27 in 2000.[4] The name is derived from early resident Clayton Smith, who is alleged to be the owner of a bawdy house.[citation needed] It is adjacent to the Salmon River.

History

Clayton was founded in 1881 as a smelter site for the nearby mines,[5] but now is a tourist location.[citation needed]

Geography

Clayton is located at 44°15′32″N 114°23′59″W / 44.25889°N 114.39972°W / 44.25889; -114.39972 (44.259014, -114.399725),[6] at an elevation of 5,489 feet (1,673 m) above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2), all of it land, which makes it the smallest incorporated city of Idaho, and even the smallest incorporated city of the US.[7]

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Clayton has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.[8]

Highway

  • SH 75 - Salmon River Scenic Byway

Clayton is located on State Highway 75, between Stanley (west) and Challis (northeast).

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890252
1900186−26.2%
1910170−8.6%
192021526.5%
193031144.7%
1940114−63.3%
1950100−12.3%
196075−25.0%
197036−52.0%
19804319.4%
199026−39.5%
2000273.8%
20107−74.1%
Est. 20167[3]0.0%
source:[9][10]

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 7 people, 4 households, and 2 families residing in the city. The population density was 700.0 inhabitants per square mile (270.3/km2). There were 18 housing units at an average density of 1,800.0 per square mile (695.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 4 households of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, and 50.0% were non-families. 50.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 25% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.75 and the average family size was 2.50.

The median age in the city was 57.5 years. 14.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 0% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.6% were from 25 to 44; 14.3% were from 45 to 64; and 42.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 57.1% male and 42.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 27 people, 12 households, and 6 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,105.2 people per square mile (1,042.5/km²). There were 23 housing units at an average density of 1,793.4 per square mile (888.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 12 households out of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, and 50.0% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 7.4% from 25 to 44, 51.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 66.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $50,625, and the median income for a family was $30,625. Males had a median income of $21,875 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,996. There were no families and 15.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

References

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 26, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Idaho for the Curious", by Cort Conley, ©1982, ISBN 0-9603566-3-0, p.362
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Clayton, Idaho
  9. ^ Moffatt, Riley. Population History of Western U.S. Cities & Towns, 1850-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 91.
  10. ^ "2010 census: Idaho > Clayton". Spokesman.com. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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