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Claremont, California

Claremont is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, approximately 45 kilometers (30 miles) east of downtown Los Angeles. It is at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains and home to the Claremont Colleges. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 33,998.


Claremont is located at 34°6'36" North, 117°43'11" West (34.110009, -117.719734)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.8 km² (13.4 mi²). 34.0 km² (13.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.7 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.08% water.


As of the census 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% 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 people living in poverty, 9.5% are under the age of 18 and 3.9% are 65 or older.

Due to the number of professors from the Claremont Colleges who live in Claremont, the number of PhD's per capita is unusually high.