Clayton, Winnebago County, Wisconsin

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Clayton, Wisconsin
Location of Clayton, Winnebago County, Wisconsin
Location of Clayton, Winnebago County, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°11′41″N 88°35′6″W / 44.19472°N 88.58500°W / 44.19472; -88.58500Coordinates: 44°11′41″N 88°35′6″W / 44.19472°N 88.58500°W / 44.19472; -88.58500
Country United States
State Wisconsin
 • Total36.4 sq mi (94.3 km2)
 • Land36.3 sq mi (94.0 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation846 ft (258 m)
 • Total3,951
 • Density109/sq mi (42.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)920
FIPS code55-15150[2]
GNIS feature ID1582969[1]

Clayton is a town in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 3,951 at the 2010 census.[3] The unincorporated communities of Larsen, Medina Junction, and Mikesville are located within the town.


Due to annexations by Fox Crossing, Wisconsin, Clayton sued Fox Crossing in late 2017 and was subsequently sued by the village for a wastewater collection settlement with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.[4][5] The town reached a water deal with the city of Appleton in 2018 but negotiated with Fox Crossing for a new deal in 2020, paying the village $11.5 million in exchange for sewer and water in addition to an agreement not to annex any part of the town for ten years.[6]

In 2018, town leaders began incorporation efforts into a village for eastern portions of the town in order to avoid being annexed by Fox Crossing.[7]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.4 square miles (94.3 km2), of which 36.3 square miles (94.0 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 0.33%, is water.[3]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,974 people, 1,071 households, and 882 families living in the town. The population density was 81.6 people per square mile (31.5/km2). There were 1,096 housing units at an average density of 30.1 per square mile (11.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.92% White, 0.17% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

There were 1,071 households, out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.0% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.6% were non-families. 12.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 27.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $62,551, and the median income for a family was $64,525. Males had a median income of $42,591 versus $30,361 for females. The per capita income for the town was $23,713. About 1.0% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.


The Larson Brothers Airport is located in the town.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Clayton town, Winnebago County, Wisconsin". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  4. ^ Behr, Madeline (January 15, 2018). "Clayton sues Fox Crossing over September annexation". Appleton Post-Crescent. Gannett. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  5. ^ Behnke, Duke (March 21, 2019). "Not neighborly: Fox Crossing, Clayton clash over ... just about everything". Appleton Post-Crescent. Gannett. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  6. ^ Behnke, Duke (February 4, 2020). "Clayton signs $11.5 million deal with Fox Crossing for municipal services, negating pact with Appleton". Appleton Post-Crescent. Gannett. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  7. ^ Behnke, Duke (July 30, 2018). "Clayton launches effort to incorporate as a village to protect its tax base". Appleton Post-Crescent. Gannett. Retrieved October 22, 2020.

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