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Claymont, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Claymont Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in New Castle County at latitude 39.8032 and longitude -75.4605. New Castle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 75 feet.

The formal official name is the Claymont Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Claymont, Delaware.

The U5 Census Class Code for Claymont indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Claymont Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Claymont: Naaman's, Naamans Corner, Naaman's Creek.

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Claymont, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 8,481
Population in Households 8,474
Population in Familes 6,472
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 3,945
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 3,443
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 2,088
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,767 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,072 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,371 (36.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 324 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $215,184
Average Home Value $223,865


Median Household Income $54,456
Average Household Income $65,755
Per Capita Income $26,700
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.64% 0.61%
Households 0.58% 0.57%
Families 0.49% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.67%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Claymont, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Claymont to the other 76 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 12 86th
Population Density1 # 7 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 23 71st
Median Household Income # 43 45th
Per Capita Income # 34 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Delaware Census Data Comparison Tool.