Welcome to Clayton

Clayton, NC is a town that is known for its hometown way of life. Residents can shop and dine local in Downtown Clayton, enjoy concerts in the park, or just relax on the front porch while talking with their neighbors. It's a laid-back, relaxed, and very friendly little town with a lot to love.

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Spotlights of Clayton

Arts & Performance

At the Clayton Center your can enjoy local theatre performances, touring acts, premier events, concerts, lectures, and more. You can also admire public art displays on the Clayton Sculpture Tour.

Downtown Clayton

Find plenty of delicious local eateries, outstanding shops and boutiques, some bars and nightlife spots, and a wealth of fun local events and celebrations in Downtown Clayton.

Community Events

There's always something happening—Clayton Community Market, Mondo Roots Cultural Arts & Music Festival, Clayton Harvest Festival, Clayton Food Tour, Concerts in the Park, and many more!

Clayton at a Glance

Getting Around

Clayton to Raleigh: 22 mins
Clayton to Smithfield: 19 mins
Closest Airport: RDU International
Major Highways: US 70, NC-42


Population: 21,405
Zip Codes: 27520, 27527, 27528
County: Johnston
Median Home Value: $211,900

Clayton Attractions

Living in Clayton

You just won't find a place more quaint, charming, and easy-to-love than Clayton! Take a look at what it's like to really live in this great little town.

Parks & Recreation

There are so many ways to get outside or get active in Clayton! Visit one of its many local parks for sports, trails, playgrounds, or simply a relaxing picnic. Enjoy golf at three area courses, Pine Hollow, Riverwood, and The Neuse. Explore beautiful scenery along the Neuse River at Clayton River Walk, which connects to the Neuse River Trail in Raleigh. You can even launch a canoe or kayak into the water and explore the river by paddle.

The Jobs

Though all the outstanding opportunities of Raleigh and the acclaimed Research Triangle Park are just minutes away, Clayton is home to some of its own large employers. These include major companies such as bio-pharmaceutical company Grifols and manufacturer Caterpillar, as well as Navtar, Novo Nordisk, and 3 C Packaging. Other top Johnston County employers include Johnston Health, Flanders Airpure, and Johnston Community College.

The Schools

Clayton students are served by Johnston County Public Schools, which was rated the #38 Best School District in North Carolina by school rater High schools in the community include Cleveland High School, Corinth Holders High School, and Clayton High School. Students also have the option of attending the Johnston County Early College Academy, which was rated the #61 Best High School in North Carolina (out of 530) for its outstanding STEM education, diversity, and college preparation. It was also rated to have the #27 Best Teachers in the state.

The Amenities

You don’t need to leave town to find all the shopping, dining, and services you need. Right here in Clayton, you can find major retailers and restaurants, local shops and eateries, and plenty of other businesses and services in Downtown Clayton or at the Clayton Corners shopping center. A short drive will bring you to the 40/42 Exchange, where even more options await, and the major White Oak Crossing in Garner is just a quick trip up the 70.

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