Clayton, DE Overview

Located in the upper quadrant of the Delmarva Peninsula, the Clayton area is ideally situated in Delaware about an hour and a half from the major metropolitan centers of Philadelphia and Baltimore.  From its roots as a sleepy hamlet, Clayton has grown to become home to about 2,400 residents.  Single family homes along tree-lined streets, stunning fairway views, waterfront properties, and luxurious townhouses are just a few of the residential possibilities.


Population Growth (since 2000)96%
Population Density (ppl / mile)1,655.00
Household Size (ppl)2.798
Households w/ Children35%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover14%
5+ Years in Residency29%
Median Year in Residency3.42

Housing Inventory

Clayton, DE Housing Inventory 6217483883862174838

Market Overview

28 listings with an estimated median price of $338,400

$100K - 200K1
$200K - 300K6
$300K - 400K17
$400K - 500K2
$600K - 700K1
$1M - Max1
Property TypeCount
Single Family23
Lots and Land3

(Data as of 7/5/2020)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Clayton, DE Population Demographics

Total: 3,037


Median Age: 37.54

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Clayton, DE Temperature

Weather Risk

Clayton, DE Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Clayton, DE Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Clayton, DE Highest Education Level Attained 6451556111627422646464515561116274

Employment and Finance


Clayton, DE Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $62,167)

Clayton, DE Income by dollar range 1739392850375660561081141651117854120

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Clayton, DE Crime

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