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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Claremont is approximately 35,103 (2006), 34926 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 11,559 (2000), 11608 (2010).
The amount of land area in Claremont is 28.508 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Claremont is 14.14 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.567 sq kilometers.
The distance from Claremont to Washington DC is 2397 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 372 miles. (as the crow flies)
Claremont is positioned 34.12 degrees north of the equator and 117.71 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Claremont elevation is 1,169 feet above sea level.
Claremont per capita income is : $ 40,180 (2000).
Claremont median income is $ 75,400 (2005).
The Claremont median home price is $ 576,000 (2005).
Claremont average annual rainfall is 17.3 inches per year
Claremont average temperature is 63 degrees F.


in southern California near Pasadena, home of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl, at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains. Claremont is about 45 miles east of Los Angeles. Other nearby communities include Montclair, La Verne, Pomona, Upland, San Antonio Heights, San Dimas, Chino, Ontario and Chino Hills.
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History & History Related Items

Claremont was one of about thirty sites laid out by the Santa Fe Railroad between San Bernardino and Los Angeles. They were counting on a large population boom in that corridor. But, the boom did not last and some of the towns became extinct! Not Claremont - a local land company transferred its properties and holdings, including the Hotel Claremont, to the "new" Pomona College in 1888.

Claremont was incorporated on 3 October 1907. Only 3.5 square miles when it was incorporated, the city now includes over 14 square miles of land area.

Most likely, Claremont was named for Claremont, New Hampshire when is was founded in 1887. Until the mid 1970's, it remained a fruit processing center. Today, not only the educational opportunities are in Claremont, but there is manufacturing, including specialty makers of scientific instruments and semiconductors.
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The founding of Claremont

April, 1887

The incorporation of Claremont

3 October 1907


The Claremont Colleges are located here.

Claremont has been a winner of National Arbor Day Association's Tree City USA award for 13 consecutive years

Claremont Hills Wilderness Park
The entrance to this park is at the north end of Mills Avenue in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.. Much of the area is rugged and inaccessible. The park includes 1220 acres and has many fire roads which may be used for hiking, biking, walking leashed dogs and horse riding. No other improvements have been made to the park area. The area includes Marshall Canyon, the Angeles National Forest and up to the San Bernardino County line. The elevation varies between 1,800 feet and 3,000 feet above sea level at the top of Potato Mountain.

John Rodman Arboretum

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
1500 North College Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: 909-625-8767
A garden dedicated to native California plants.
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Claremont City Government

City of Claremont

City Hall
207 Harvard Avenue.
P.O. Box 880
Phone: (909) 399-5460

Claremont has a City Council/City Manager form of Government.

Claremont Chamber

Claremont Chamber of Commerce
205 Yale Avenue
Claremont CA 91711
Phone: 909-624-1681
Fax: 909-624-6629

Claremont Organizations

Claremont Chamber of Commerce
205 Yale Avenue
Claremont CA 91711
Phone: 909-624-1681
Fax: 909-624-6629

Claremont Libraries

The Claremont Library
208 N. Harvard Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 621-4902

Claremont Schools

Claremont United School District


The The Claremont Colleges are located in Claremont. The colleges include: Pomona College (1887), Pitzer College (1963), Harvey Mudd College (1955), Scrilpps College (1926), Claremont McKenna College (1946), Claremont Graduate School (1925), and the School of Theology at Claremont (1957).

The Webb Schools
1175 West Baseline Road
Claremont, California 91711
Phone: (909) 626-3587
Fax: (909) 621-4582 Claremont


The population of Claremont was:
1990 - 32,503
1999 - 35,413
2000 - 33,998
2006 - 35,103
Median age:
2000 - 35.8 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 65,910
2005 - $ 75,400

Median house value:
2000 - $ 251,000
2005 - $ 576,000

Claremont is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time during a portion of the year.

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