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.
Claymont is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.40% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (17.29%), office and administrative support (11.41%), and management occupations (9.65%).
Also of interest is that Claymont has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Even though Claymont is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The citizens of Claymont are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.76% of adults in Claymont having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Claymont in 2010 was $27,766, 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 $111,064 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 Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Claymont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and African languages.