Clayton, Washington

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Clayton, Washington
Clayton, Washington is located in Washington (state)
Clayton, Washington
Clayton, Washington
Coordinates: 47°59′4″N 117°33′30″W / 47.98444°N 117.55833°W / 47.98444; -117.55833Coordinates: 47°59′4″N 117°33′30″W / 47.98444°N 117.55833°W / 47.98444; -117.55833
CountryUnited States
2,254 ft (687 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)509
GNIS feature ID1504000[1]

Clayton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Stevens County, Washington, United States. It is located along U.S. Route 395 4.5 miles (7.2 km) northwest of Deer Park, and has a post office with ZIP code 99110.[2]

Clayton was founded in 1889 and was named for nearby clay deposits.[3] The Washington Brick Company was established in 1893. It, along with most of the town, was lost to a catastrophic fire in 1908, but the town rebuilt, and the new Washington Brick, Lime, and Sewer Pipe company became noted for its high-quality products, including beautiful decorative terra cotta panels, which were crafted largely by skilled artisans who had immigrated to Washington from northern Italy.[4]

Clayton was listed as a census-designated place for the 2010 census and has a population of 443.[5] The median household income is about $32,000. The average annual temperature is about 47 °F, which is approximately 7 °F lower than the average temperature throughout the United States. The average age of residents is 28 years old, 9 years younger than the U.S. average.[6]

Notable residents[edit]

It was the birthplace of the Hollywood writer Robert Carson, and the residence of artist Leno Prestini.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Clayton, Washington
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup Archived 2012-09-10 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 111. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6.
  4. ^ "The WA Brick & Lime Company", by Jack Nisbet,Inlander, Apr25 2002. retvd 12 27 14
  5. ^ "Clayton Census Designated Place". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  6. ^ "Clayton, WA". World Media Group, LLC. Retrieved 12 April 2014.