Claremont, North Carolina

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Claremont, North Carolina

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High Points

Claremont strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Claremont Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 18% Claremont Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Claremont Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Claremont, North Carolina

Comparing Claremont to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 8 3
Age of the Population 6 6
Senior Citizens 4 4
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
People Above Poverty 8 9
College Educated Adults 7 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Working at Home 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 5
People Living Alone 6 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 2 3
Low Property Crime 1 1

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Claremont Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles N of Gastonia, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Catawba
Metro Area Hickory - Morganton - Lenoir
Standard Zip Codes 28610
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.714
Longitude -81.146

Claremont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 49 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48.9 inches
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48.1 inches
Station LENOIR
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 71 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches
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Claremont Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,038 100%
Male 513 49.4%
Female 525 50.6%
Under 18 210 20.2%
18+ 828 79.8%
65+ 139 13.4%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 2.79
White 993 95.7%
African-American 23 2.2%
Asian 9 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 7 0.7%
Mixed Race 5 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 31 3%

Estimated Claremont Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,104
Growth 66
Growth % 6.4%

Claremont Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 26.1%
German 25.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.8%
Irish 8.2%
English 7.8%
Scotch-Irish 3.3%
Italian 2.5%
Dutch 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
European 1.3%
African 0.9%
Scottish 0.8%
British 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Belgian 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Claremont 1,038 $49,886
Catawba 698 $42,083
Conover 6,604 $48,681
Hickory 37,222 $47,522
Long View 4,722 $40,175
Maiden 3,282 $44,063
Newton 12,560 $44,330
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Claremont High Schools (2004)

Serves 899 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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