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Claremont is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, about 45 kilometers (30 miles) east of downtown Los Angeles at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. Claremont is renowned for its seven world-class academic institutions and several unique retirement communities. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 33,998.
The Claremont Colleges include Pomona College, Claremont McKenna College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont Graduate University, and Claremont School of Theology. Retirement communities include Pilgrim Place, Claremont Manor and Mt. San Antonio Gardens. The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden contains a major collection of Californian plants.
Claremont is located at 34°6'36" North, 117°43'11" West (34.110009, -117.719734).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 33,998 people, 11,281 households, and 7,806 families residing in the city. The population density is 999.0/km² (2,586.6/mi²). There are 11,559 housing units at an average density of 339.6/km² (879.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 73.48% White, 4.98% Black or African American, 0.56% Native American, 11.51% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 5.20% from other races, and 4.14% from two or more races. 15.36% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 11,281 households out of which 31.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% are married couples living together, 10.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% are non-families. 24.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 3.08.
In the city the population is spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 18.6% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $65,910, and the median income for a family is $78,389. Males have a median income of $59,005 versus $38,338 for females. The per capita income for the city is $28,843. 8.0% of the population and 6.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.5% of those under the age of 18 and 3.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Due to the number of professors from the Claremont Colleges who live in Claremont, the number of Ph.D.'s per capita is unusually high. As such it is known as "The City of Trees and PhD's."
Points of interest
- The City of Claremont
- Claremont Chamber of Commerce
- The Claremont Courier
- Gateway to the Claremont Colleges
- Pilgrim Place
- Claremont Spring Folk Festival
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