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. The population of Clermont is 9,333.

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 would 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.


Total Population 29,582
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 19.8%
Employed Population 16+ 11,932
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 58.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.6%
Median Earnings25+ $32,399
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,566
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,007


Median Family Income $64,957
% Above Poverty Level 87%
% Below Poverty Level 13%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 19.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,095
Median House Value $176,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.3%
US/American 0%
English 6.2%
Irish 8.4%

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


  • 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 1,736 $48,190
Groveland 9,381 $57,543
Mascotte 5,197 $61,154
Minneola 9,849 $47,230
Montverde 1,787 $75,833
Oakland 2,652 $94,620

Clermont Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(352) 394-4071
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 21.9

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