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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Claymont is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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.

In Claymont, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Claymont is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The population of Claymont overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Claymont, 24.37% 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.