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

$345,700 Average Price
2,184Avg Home Size
2003Avg Year Built

Owners vs Renters

Local vs National Home Values

 LocalNational
Zillow Home Value Index $424,100 $174,200
Median Single Family Home Value $490,800 $174,000
Median Condo Value $365,000 $177,500
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $391,600 $167,900
Median 4-Bedroom Home Value $502,600 $282,500
Percent Homes Decreasing 16.8% 26.5%
Percent Listing Price Reduction 26.2% 29.2%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $187 $112
Median List Price $549,900 $215,000
Median Sale Price $345,700 $211,100
Homes For Sale 0 0
Homes Recently Sold 0 0
Property Tax $3,716 $2,083
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 4.8% 4%
Median Value Per Sq Ft $197 $120
1-Yr. Change 8% 6.3%
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

23120 ROBIN SONG DR, Unit 127 Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 23120 ROBIN SONG DR, Unit 127, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8417930)
3 beds 2 baths 1,279 sqft $162,716
12817 CLARKS CROSSING DR Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 12817 CLARKS CROSSING DR, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8417857)
3 beds 3 baths $375,000
12901 CLARKS CROSSING DR, Unit 301 Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 12901 CLARKS CROSSING DR, Unit 301, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8417737)
3 beds 2 baths 1,415 sqft $229,900
22385 SWEETSPIRE DR Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 22385 SWEETSPIRE DR, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8417149)
3 beds 3 baths 2,613 sqft $494,990
22650 SHINING HARNESS ST Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 22650 SHINING HARNESS ST, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8416418)
4 beds 3 baths 2,600 sqft $512,990
22617 SHINING HARNESS ST Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 22617 SHINING HARNESS ST, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8416353)
4 beds 3 baths 2,600 sqft $512,990
12403 CARRIAGE PARK PL Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 12403 CARRIAGE PARK PL, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8415928)
4 beds 5 baths 3,690 sqft $550,000
22450 GLENBOW WAY Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 22450 GLENBOW WAY, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8415918)
3 beds 3 baths 1,908 sqft $379,000
11959 LITTLE SENECA PKWY Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 11959 LITTLE SENECA PKWY, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8415859)
3 beds 3 baths $2,200
13113 TANNERY RIDGE DR Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 13113 TANNERY RIDGE DR, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8415440)
4 beds 4 baths $375,000
12641 GRANITE ROCK RD Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 12641 GRANITE ROCK RD, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8414540)
4 beds 4 baths $649,900
23339 ARORA HILLS DR Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 23339 ARORA HILLS DR, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8413671)
4 beds 4 baths 2,953 sqft $450,000
23047 BIRCH MEAD RD Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 23047 BIRCH MEAD RD, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8412523)
4 beds 4 baths $2,400
13211 ORSAY ST, Unit 1203 Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 13211 ORSAY ST, Unit 1203, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8412811)
3 beds 1 bath 1,256 sqft $170,330
11527 APPLE ORCHARD WAY Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 11527 APPLE ORCHARD WAY, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8412401)
4 beds 4 baths 3,256 sqft $669,990

Sold Listings in Clarksburg

12953 Clarksburg Square Rd Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 12953 Clarksburg Square Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8408607)
3 beds 3 baths $0
12434 Foreman Blvd Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 12434 Foreman Blvd, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8401680)
6 beds 6 baths 6,950 sqft $0
23426 Winemiller Way Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 23426 Winemiller Way, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8394818)
4 beds 4 baths $0
23426 WINEMILLER WAY Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 23426 WINEMILLER WAY, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8394818)
4 beds 4 baths $2,100
13620 Joyce Pl Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 13620 Joyce Pl, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8385516)
4 beds 3 baths 2,689 sqft $0
12212 Skylark Rd Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 12212 Skylark Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8380483)
4 beds 4 baths 3,820 sqft $0
12801 Clarks Crossing Dr Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 12801 Clarks Crossing Dr, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8379208)
4 beds 3 baths 2,700 sqft $0
23272 Scholl Manor Way #1206 Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 23272 Scholl Manor Way #1206, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8378463)
3 beds 3 baths 2,202 sqft $0
12804 Brightwell Dr Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 12804 Brightwell Dr, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8378022)
3 beds 3 baths $0
13022 Clarksburg Square Rd #1 Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 13022 Clarksburg Square Rd #1, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8377122)
3 beds 3 baths 1,802 sqft $0
22405 Brook Point Way Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 22405 Brook Point Way, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8374113)
4 beds 4 baths 4,219 sqft $0
12803 Clarks Crossing Dr Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 12803 Clarks Crossing Dr, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8372282)
4 beds 3 baths 2,640 sqft $0
22632 Shining Harness St Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 22632 Shining Harness St, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8372929)
5 beds 5 baths $0
22139 Fair Garden Ln Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 22139 Fair Garden Ln, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8371939)
3 beds 4 baths $0
12925 Benton Park Cir Clarksburg, MD 20871
Photo of 12925 Benton Park Cir, Clarksburg, MD 20871 (MLS # MC8371897)
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/