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Overview of Clayton

With a current population estimated at 5,700 residents, Clayton, N.Y., is a great place to raise a family. The small town is home to residents who were surveyed as having median income and home values. Finding affordable Clayton apartments for rent won't break the bank. What the town lacks in population it makes up for with beautiful scenery and local history. Clayton is one of the Thousand Islands communities. Located along the St. Lawrence River, residents have access to boats and ferry transportation. Nearby highways include Highway 12, which provides residents quick access to Ritchie Airfield, located outside of downtown Clayton, as well as several other businesses and neighboring towns.

Living in Clayton, NY

Clayton's ideal location along the St. Lawrence River made the area a major contributor to the timber industry in the 1870s, as the waterway was a main transportation route for moving the logs. Other popular historic industries in the city of Clayton included agriculture, shipbuilding and tourism. The town of Clayton has undergone many social and economic changes.

Current employment opportunities in and around the city of Clayton range from advertising, graphic design and internet development to auto repair and construction. Colleges and universities relevant to the Clayton area include Jefferson Community College,

SUNY College of Technology at Canton, St Lawrence University and Le Moyne College.

Clayton Attractions and Special Events

Residents of Clayton enjoy spending time walking around downtown. The town offers specialty shops, restaurants and museums with the beautiful St. Lawrence River in the background. Clayton museums include the Antique Boat Museum, the Handweaving Museum & Art Center, and the Thousand Islands Museum. Other outdoor attractions include the Clayton Recreation Park Pavillion and Frink Park. During the winter months, residents enjoy ice skating at the Clayton Recreation Park Arena. The Annual Punkin Chunckin' Festival & BBQ brings thousands of locals to Clayton.

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