Claymont, DE
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Claymont is a somewhat small town located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 8,470 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Claymont is the ninth largest community in Delaware.

Unlike some towns, Claymont isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Claymont are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Claymont is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Claymont who work in sales jobs (14.41%), office and administrative support (11.51%), and food service (6.99%).

Of important note, Claymont is also a town of artists. Claymont has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Claymont’s character.

Despite being a small town, Claymont has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Claymont citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.37% of adults in Claymont have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Claymont in 2010 was $25,229, which is middle income relative to Delaware, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,916 for a family of four. However, Claymont contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Claymont is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Claymont home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Claymont residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Claymont include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Claymont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.