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Overview

Introduction to Clermont, Florida

Clermont, Florida is 23 miles W of Orlando, Florida (center to center) and 59 miles NE of Tampa, Florida. It is in Lake county. The city is part of the Orlando metro area. 

Clermont History

The city of Clermont was founded in 1884 and was incorporated in 1916. It is home to the Florida Citrus tower, which is one of the first constructed landmarks of Florida. In 2006, the city celebrated the 50th anniversary of the tower.

Clermont and Nearby Attractions

  • Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards.
  • Florida Citrus Tower.
  • Diamond Players Club Clermont.
  • Presidents Hall of Fame.
  • Lake Louisa State Park.
  • Citrus Valley Campground.
  • Universal Studios.
  • Walt Disney World.
  • Daytona Beach.
  • Kennedy Space Center.

Clermont Activities

Clermont is often referred to as the "Gem of the Hills" due to its beautiful hilly landscape. Activities like camping, hunting, fishing, riding, hang-gliding and para-gliding are quite popular. There are more than 15 golf courses, which satisfy the needs of the ardent golf enthusiasts. Tourists may find the airplane, boat and farm tours very interesting. They can also try the various types of wines at the Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards. The Citrus Tower is a popular destination, which allows people to witness the extraordinary views of Clermont.

Clermont Transportation

The Orlando International Airport lies at a distance of 28 miles from Clermont.

Clermont Higher Education

University of Central Florida and Lake Sumter College serve the city's educational needs.

People

Total Population 30,319
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 21.1%
Employed Population 16+ 11,672
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 56.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,342
% Above Poverty Level 85.9%
% Below Poverty Level 14.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,113
Median House Value $173,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 9.1%
Irish 9.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Clermont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles W of Orlando, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 59 miles NE of Tampa, Florida
County Lake
Metro Area Orlando
Standard Zip Codes 34711, 34714, 34715
P.O. Box Zip Codes 34712, 34713
Phone Area Codes 352
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.549
Longitude -81.773

Clermont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CLERMONT 7 S
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 71 F
Apr Temp 57 to 83 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 64 to 83 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
Station BUSHNELL 2 E
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 47 to 71 F
Apr Temp 57 to 84 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 62 to 85 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches
Station LISBON
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 68 F
Apr Temp 57 to 81 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 62 to 83 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Astatula 1,541 $47,438
Groveland 9,931 $55,445
Mascotte 5,267 $59,135
Minneola 10,086 $49,900
Montverde 1,594 $77,250
Oakland 2,721 $101,128

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Clermont Hospitals

SOUTH LAKE HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
1099 CITRUS TOWER BLVD
(352) 394-4071
Emergency Service: Yes

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Clermont High Schools

EAST RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
13322 EXCALIBUR ROAD
352-242-2080
Serves 2,303 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.9

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