Claymont, Delaware

Claymont, Delaware is a small community located in New Castle County, just north of Wilmington. The population of Claymont is approximately 9,400 people according to the 2010 census. The geography of Claymont consists of primarily residential areas with a few businesses and industrial parks scattered throughout.

The climate in Claymont is typically mild with hot summers and cold winters. In terms of history, Claymont was initially inhabited by Native Americans who were later displaced by Dutch and English settlers. Today, Claymont is part of the greater Wilmington metropolitan area and has become an increasingly popular place to live due to its convenient location and proximity to major cities like Philadelphia and Baltimore. Check ehangzhou for best time to travel to Delaware.

Politics in Claymont are generally conservative with most residents affiliated with the Republican party. The economy in Claymont is largely dependent on its proximity to larger cities like Wilmington, Philadelphia, and Baltimore as many residents commute for work or attend school in these cities.

Claymont has several schools including two elementary schools (Thurgood Marshall Elementary School and Richardson Park Elementary School), one middle school (Talley Middle School), one high school (Concord High School), as well as several private schools such as the Archmere Academy.

In terms of landmarks, there are several notable ones located around the area such as the historic Brandywine River Museum, which houses a variety of artwork from local artists; the Brandywine Zoo; and the historic town center known as “Old Towne” which features shops and restaurants that reflect the town’s history. Additionally, there are several parks located within or near Claymont such as Darley Green Park which offers recreational activities for children such as playgrounds and walking trails; Captain John Smith Park which features a miniature golf course; Talley Day Park which offers activities such as fishing; and Richardson Park which has basketball courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, picnic areas, playgrounds, and more.

Population: 9,220
Males: 4,365 (47.3%), Females: 4,855 (52.7%)

New Castle County

Zip code: 19703

Median resident age: 34.6 years
Median household income: $40,813
Median house value: $116,700

Races in Claymont:

  • White Non-Hispanic (69.3%)
  • Black (23.3%)
  • Hispanic (4.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Other race (1.6%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: Irish (19.3%), German (15.2%), English (10.2%), Italian (9.8%), Polish (6.2%), United States (4.6%).

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 2.1 square miles

Claymont, Delaware


Claymont, Delaware is a small town located in New Castle County. It is home to about 8,400 people, according to the 2010 census. The town has a diverse population with just under 50% of the population identifying as white and nearly 40% identifying as black or African American. The remaining 10% of the population is made up of other races and ethnicities such as Asian, Hispanic or Latino, Middle Eastern, and Native American. The median age in Claymont is 37 years old and slightly more than half of the population is female.

The residents of Claymont are largely employed in service-related industries such as retail and hospitality services. Many also work in professional services or government roles within New Castle County. In terms of education levels, more than half of adults over 25 have some college education or higher. There is also a large number of individuals who identify as veterans living in Claymont with close to 11% having served in the military at some point in their lives.

Claymont is a tight-knit community that prides itself on its diversity and strong sense of family values. Residents enjoy living close to Philadelphia while still being able to enjoy the peace and quiet that comes with living in a small town setting. With its wide range of housing options, quality schools, safe neighborhoods, and easy access to major cities like Philadelphia and Wilmington; Claymont makes for an ideal place for young families looking for a place to settle down.

For population 25 years and over in Claymont

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Claymont CDP

  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

7.1% Foreign born (2.3% Latin America, 1.6% Asia, 1.6% Africa, 1.5% Europe).


Hospitals/medical centers near Claymont:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Claymont:

  • NEW CASTLE COUNTY (about 14 miles; WILMINGTON, DE; Abbreviation: ILG)
  • PHILADELPHIA INTL (about 17 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Abbreviation: PHL)
  • DOVER AFB (about 47 miles; DOVER, DE; Abbreviation: DOV)

Other public-use airports nearest to Claymont:

  • SPITFIRE AERODROME (about 8 miles; PEDRICKTOWN, NJ; Abbreviation: 7N7)
  • PHILADELPHIA (about 14 miles; ESSINGTON, PA; Abbreviation: 9N2)
  • BRANDYWINE (about 15 miles; WEST CHESTER, PA; Abbreviation: N99)

Amtrak stations near Claymont:

  • 8 miles: WILMINGTON (M. L. KING BLVD, & FRENCH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: PAOLI (LANCASTER PIKE & S. VALLEY RD.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: EXTON (CREST AVE. OFF RTE. 100). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Claymont:

  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 8 miles; CHESTER, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,646)
  • DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; MEDIA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,248)
  • WILMINGTON COLLEGE (about 13 miles; NEW CASTLE, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,087)
  • WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 14 miles; WEST CHESTER, PA; Full-time enrollment: 10,419)
  • IMMACULATA COLLEGE (about 18 miles; IMMACULATA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,042)
  • VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; VILLANOVA, PA; Full-time enrollment: 8,547)
  • EASTERN COLLEGE (about 19 miles; ST DAVIDS, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,456)

Private high school in Claymont:

  • ARCHMERE ACADEMY (Students: 483; Location: PO BX 130 3600 PHILADELPHIA PI; Grades: 9 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Claymont:

  • CLAYMONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 930; Location: 3401 GREEN STREET; Grades: 04 – 06)
  • MAPLE LANE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 305; Location: 100 MAPLE LANE; Grades: KG – 03)
  • DARLEY ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 291; Location: 500 DARLEY ROAD; Grades: KG – 03)
  • BRANDYWINE INTENSIVE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 127; Location: 1000 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE; Grades: 01 – 12)

Private primary/middle school in Claymont:

  • HOLY ROSARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 428; Location: 3210 PHILADELPHIA PIKE; Grades: KG – 8)


Library in Claymont:

  • CLAYMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $387,781; Location: 3303 GREEN STREET; 38,850 books; 2,914 audio materials; 1,241 video materials; 142 serial subscriptions)