Clarksburg Real Estate Analysis

Geography

As an unincorporated area, Clarksburg’s boundaries are not officially defined. Clarksburg is, however, recognized by the United States Census Bureau as a Census-designated Place, and by the United States Geological Survey as a populated place.

According to the United States Census Bureau, it has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21 km2), of which, 8.2 square miles (21 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.82%) is water.

 

Demographics

As of the 2010 census, there were 13,766 people and 4,352 households residing in the area. The population density was 1,667.9 people per square mile (51.2/km²). The population is roughly 44.1% White, 14.7% African-American, 0.1% American Indian or Alaska Native, 33.6% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, including 9.8% of the population Hispanic or Latino origin of any race.

In 2000 there were 604 households, out of which 42.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.0% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.5% were non-families. 13.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.34.

In the area, the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $88,419, and the median income for a family was $91,216. Males had a median income of $63,125 versus $42,283 for females. The per capita income for the area was $33,174. About 3.4% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

 

History

Clarksburg is named for Native American trader John Clarke, and was established at the intersection of the main road between Georgetown and Frederick and an old Seneca trail. One of its earliest white inhabitants was a man named Ashford Dowden, who in 1752 received a patent for 40 acres (160,000 m2) from the colonial government, and two years later permission to build an inn. The inn itself is a footnote in history, hosting the army of General Edward Braddock during the French and Indian War, serving as a meeting place for localSons of Liberty in the years before the American Revolution, and possibly serving dinner to President Andrew Jackson on his way to his inauguration. Jamie, grandson of the trader, built a general store in the area around 1770, and over the next thirty years enough people moved to the area that Clark was appointed postmaster for the community. By 1875, Clarksburg was a major town in the northern part of the county, but the construction of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad undermined its economy.

In 1964, the Montgomery County planning commission decided that Clarksburg would be the last community along Interstate 270 that would have large-scale development. The Montgomery County Council adopted a master plan for Clarksburg in 1968, which rezoned land for a mix of townhouses and single-family houses. Another master plan was adopted in 1994. A retail area was planned to be built in Clarksburg, but retail development had not broken ground by 2010, to the dismay of some residents.

Development

Since 2000 there has been major growth in the area of Clarksburg. A new town center is being built in the heart of Clarksburg, near the historic center. 2010 Census data show that there are now over 13,677 residents and 4,352 households currently residing in Clarksburg, which consists of a diverse population with a high level of education attainment. Several public parks and schools have also been developed to help accommodate the growth. In recent years it was discovered that many new houses have had been built closer together than the minimum distance required by zoning laws, roads built too narrow for firetrucks to pass, homes and community facilities built without adequate permits or approvals by local authorities. This was found to be the fault of inadequate county oversight and lax enforcement of building codes and laws combined with a building boom in the early 2000s.

School enrollment issue

School Name School Enrollment Capacity School EnrollmentAs of 2006-2007 Projected Enrollment (2011–2012)According to MCPS Percent IncreaseFrom ’06-’07 to ’11-’12 Percent Above/BelowSchool Enrollment Capacity For 2011-2012
Clarksburg Elementary School [8] 335 students 385 students 469 students 21.8% increase 40.0% above capacity
Clarksburg High School [9] 1629 students 999 students 1479 students 48.0% increase 10.1% below capacity
Little Bennett Elementary School [10] 685 students 531 students 1174 students 121.1% increase 71.4% above capacity
Rocky Hill Middle School [11] 956 students 977 students 1250 students 27.9% increase 30.8% above capacity

The table shows that the two newest schools, Little Bennett Elementary School and Clarksburg High School, have the largest increase of students, with Little Bennett at 71.4% above building capacity in the projections of 2011-2012. This has led to a moratorium in issuance of permits for new projects, but not issuance of permits in existing projects, for new homes in the Clarksburg area. The majority of planned housing units will be built in existing projects. All four of the largest neighborhoods are exempt from the moratorium.

 

For more information on Clarksburg, visit its Wikipedia page.

Clarksburg Real Estate Market Stats

Average Home Values

Price Distribution


Home Averages

$436,700 Average Price
2,184Avg Home Size
2003Avg Year Built

Owners vs Renters

Local vs National Home Values

 LocalNational
Zillow Home Value Index $423,400 $177,500
Median Single Family Home Value $506,800 $177,000
Median Condo Value $371,000 $182,100
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $389,600 $170,200
Median 4-Bedroom Home Value $494,700 $287,000
Percent Homes Decreasing 18.1% 29.5%
Percent Listing Price Reduction 32.8% 37.4%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $190 $113
Median List Price $498,000 $214,000
Median Sale Price $436,700 $204,500
Homes For Sale 0 0
Homes Recently Sold 0 0
Property Tax $3,721 $2,082
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 4.2% 4%
Median Value Per Sq Ft $193 $120
1-Yr. Change 4.6% 6.4%
Homes For Sale By Owner Array Array
New Construction Array Array
Foreclosures Array Array

Local vs National Demographics

 LocalNational
Median Household Income 88,419 44,512
Single Males 9.2% 14.6%
Single Females 8.1% 12.5%
Median Age 34 36
Homes With Kids 49% 31.4%
Average Household Size 3 2
Average Commute Time (Minutes) 31 26

Clarksburg Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Clarksburg

12936 SUGARLOAF CHAPEL DR Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 12936 SUGARLOAF CHAPEL DR, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8508255)
3 beds 4 baths $2,399
12004 GREY SQUIRREL ST Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 12004 GREY SQUIRREL ST, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8507195)
3 beds 4 baths 2,414 sqft $457,990
23102 PERSIMMON RIDGE RD Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 23102 PERSIMMON RIDGE RD, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8506430)
5 beds 5 baths $674,900
0 GREY SQUIRREL ST Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 0 GREY SQUIRREL ST, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8506133)
3 beds 4 baths 1,983 sqft $399,900
14053 MARKETCENTER DR Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 14053 MARKETCENTER DR, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8506064)
3 beds 5 baths 2,627 sqft $439,990
23163 TIMBER CREEK LN Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 23163 TIMBER CREEK LN, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8505932)
4 beds 3 baths 1,819 sqft $214,936
11 CATAWBA MANOR CT Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 11 CATAWBA MANOR CT, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8505791)
5 beds 5 baths 4,000 sqft $584,900
14063 Marketcenter DR Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 14063 Marketcenter DR, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8505676)
4 beds 5 baths 2,845 sqft $484,990
22782 SWEETSPIRE DR Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 22782 SWEETSPIRE DR, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8505320)
4 beds 5 baths $639,000
151 PRADO LN, Unit 2801 Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 151 PRADO LN, Unit 2801, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8504192)
3 beds 4 baths 1,901 sqft $2,350
11826 SKYLARK RD Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 11826 SKYLARK RD, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8501798)
4 beds 4 baths 2,402 sqft $2,200
11910 LITTLE SENECA PKWY Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 11910 LITTLE SENECA PKWY, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8500256)
3 beds 3 baths $2,250
22543 WINDING WOODS WAY Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 22543 WINDING WOODS WAY, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8498990)
4 beds 6 baths $699,000
13205 UFFIZI LN Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 13205 UFFIZI LN, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8498691)
3 beds 4 baths 1,891 sqft $369,990
22331 WINDING WOODS WAY Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 22331 WINDING WOODS WAY, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8497567)
4 beds 3 baths 3,060 sqft $619,990

Sold Listings in Clarksburg

23921 Catawba Hill Dr Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 23921 Catawba Hill Dr, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8491823)
3 beds 3 baths 2,610 sqft $0
23303 Brewers Tavern Way Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 23303 Brewers Tavern Way, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8483701)
3 beds 4 baths $0
11962 Little Seneca Pkwy #2552 Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 11962 Little Seneca Pkwy #2552, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8478817)
3 beds 3 baths 2,604 sqft $0
23630 Overlook Park Dr Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 23630 Overlook Park Dr, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8478230)
3 beds 3 baths 2,010 sqft $0
22255 Trentworth Way Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 22255 Trentworth Way, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8477205)
4 beds 4 baths 2,800 sqft $0
12313 Cypress Spring Rd Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 12313 Cypress Spring Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8472283)
4 beds 4 baths 3,994 sqft $0
23223 Murdock Ridge Way Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 23223 Murdock Ridge Way, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8466371)
4 beds 3 baths $0
22117 Ginger Tree Way Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 22117 Ginger Tree Way, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8463171)
4 beds 3 baths 1,206 sqft $0
23046 Sweetspire Dr Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 23046 Sweetspire Dr, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8460625)
3 beds 4 baths 1,800 sqft $0
22504 Phillips St #503 Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 22504 Phillips St #503, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8459464)
3 beds 3 baths 1,844 sqft $0
12832 Clarksburg Square Rd #201 Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 12832 Clarksburg Square Rd #201, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8458218)
2 beds 2 baths 1,391 sqft $0
23939 Basil Park Cir Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 23939 Basil Park Cir, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8458362)
4 beds 5 baths $0
23411 Winemiller Way Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 23411 Winemiller Way, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8457235)
3 beds 4 baths $0
23504 Sugar View Dr Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 23504 Sugar View Dr, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8455579)
4 beds 4 baths 3,628 sqft $0
12616 Granite Rock Rd Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 12616 Granite Rock Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8454703)
4 beds 4 baths $0

Walk Score for Clarksburg



Clarksburg School Data

Clarksburg School Districts

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Clarksburg Schools

Rocky Hill Middle School
6-8, public
Clarksburg Elementary School
K-5, public
Little Bennett Elementary School
K-5, public
Clarksburg High School
9-12, public
http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/clarksburghs/