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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B-
Clayton is a town in Delaware with a population of 3,237. Clayton is in Kent County. Living in Clayton offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Clayton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Clayton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$220,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,431
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Clayton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    424.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    30.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    182
    500.1
  • Theft
    606.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    91
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Clayton

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,250
National
$55,322
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Clayton Reviews

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I have been a Delaware resident for my whole life. I have lived in Clayton since I was seven, and it is a pleasure being apart of such a small town. Even though it is small, it makes the people living here very close-knit. People working at your favorite fast food chain may recognize you as “the regular,” and you familiarize with them because of the smile and small talk every time you go there. There’s a bond you develop with your hometown and others who grew up in it with you. The kind of town I live in is the one that creates a memory that makes you still feel like you are home when you are thousand of miles away.
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I've lived in Clayton for about 10 years now. Originally as a kid I have moved around a lot so I've experienced many different type of town settings. I can truly say that I have never felt more comfortable and at home than I do here. The sense of community in the town of Clayton is very unique, and they have a large amount of community events every week in order to create that feeling. Everyone here is super friendly and the commute is not bad. Everything is affordable and family friendly and the public schools do a good job at furthering the education for the incoming youth.
Clayton, DE is a very chill location and semi-rural. Not much goes on around but parades and events take place every once and awhile. Grocery stores and food places are easily accessible. There is not much to do but from living here my whole life, I consider Clayton a safe place to live.