Claymont, DE


Highest Appreciating Claymont Neighborhoods Since 2000

Claymont, DE Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Claymont Housing Market Information

With a population of 8,470, 3,529 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $217,049, Claymont real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Claymont, accounting for 46.01% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Claymont include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 25.69%), row houses and other attached homes ( 23.04%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 4.83%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Claymont are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The town has a mixture of owners and renters, with 60.65% owning and 39.35% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Claymont's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 62.64% of the town's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Claymont include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 21.58%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 13.43%). There's also some housing in Claymont built between 2000 and later ( 2.35%).

Claymont Home Appreciation Rates

Claymont's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Claymont during the period has been just -1.24%, which is lower than 70% of US communities.

Over the last year, Claymont appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Claymont's appreciation rate has been 1.90%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Claymont were at 0.08%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 0.32%.

Relative to Delaware, our data show that Claymont's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% of the other cities and towns in Delaware.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,080,000 0.0
$810,001 - $1,080,000 0.0
$540,001 - $810,000 0.3
$432,001 - $540,000 0.3
$324,001 - $432,000 7.2
$216,001 - $324,000 38.7
$108,001 - $216,000 50.4
$54,001 - $108,000 1.6
$0 - $54,000 1.6

Average for DE
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
28.3018867924528 54.5454545454545

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Claymont Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
49.00% 2.34% 4 6
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,152 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 60.65
Renters 39.35
Vacant 5.77

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 2.3
1970 - 1999 21.6
1940 - 1969 62.6
1939 or Older 13.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 46.0
Townhomes 23.0
Small Apt. Buildings 4.8
Apt. Complexes 25.7
Mobile Homes 0.4
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 0.43
1 Bedroom 14.50
2 Bedrooms 27.29
3 Bedrooms 39.39
4 Bedrooms 16.34
5 or more bedrooms 2.06