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Overview

Introduction to Claremont, California

Claremont, California, in Los Angeles county, is 3 miles NE of Pomona, California (center to center) and 21 miles NW of Riverside, California. Claremont is a college town situated at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. It features seven higher education institutions and several of them are often ranked with the best colleges in the country. The city features a large number of historic structures. 

With its vast number of trees and numerous residents with doctorates, Claremont is referred to as "the City of Trees and PhDs." It's mostly a residential area. The northern part of Claremont feature a large number of upscale homes. The municipality constantly receives the National Arbor Day Associations's Tree City USA award. Claremont features Neo-Classical Revival, Victorian, Craftsman and Spanish Colonial Revival architecture.

Claremont History

The Serrano Indians were the initial inhabitants. The Spanish period in California began in 1771. The Claremont area was part of the acreage owned by the Mission San Gabriel. In 1834 the vast majority of this land became part of the Rancho San Jose. The first claim for land filed by a European occurred in 1871.

The city of Claremont was created in 1887, primarily due to the arrival of the Santa Fe Railroad. Claremont was incorporated in 1907. Soon, the colleges were expanding and the citrus industry was thriving. After the Second World War was over most of the citrus groves were converted to homes.

Claremont Attractions

  • Padua Hills Theatre is a notable historic site.
  • The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden includes a large number of Californian plants.
  • The Village incldudes a variety of shops, art galleries, boutiques and restaurants and is popular with college students.
  • The Garner House is a noteworthy historic structure.
  • John R. Rodman Arboretum is situated on Pitzer College campus and features a wide variety of attractive gardens.
  • Memorial Park hosts a variety of community events.

Claremont Activities

The city features numerous parks for outdoor activities. The Thompson Creek Trail is popular for walking, bicycle riding and jogging. Golfing enthusiasts enjoy the region's quality courses. A wide variety of activities and entertainment are available in nearby Los Angeles. The beaches along the Pacific Coast are nearby. The San Gabriel Mountains are popular for a variety of recreational activities.

Claremont Transportation

Air travel is provided at the close by Ontario International Airport. Metrolink offers train service to Los Angeles and San Bernardino.

Claremont Higher Education

The Claremont Colleges are a collection of seven colleges including, Scripps, Pitzer, Pomona, Claremont McKenna and Harvey Mudd colleges as well as Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute. The colleges are within walking distance of each other. The Claremont School of Theology is also situated in the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population35,949
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens18.7%
Employed Population 16+16,568
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married46%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55.9%
Median Earnings25+$56,884
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,841
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,924

Wealth

Median Family Income$121,022
% Above Poverty Level91.5%
% Below Poverty Level8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home8.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work11.5%
% Using Public Transportation3.5%

Housing

People Living Alone25%
Median Gross Rent$1,465
Median House Value$605,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)48.8%
English9.3%
Irish7.5%
Italian5%
French Except Basque2.6%
Scottish2.3%
Swedish2.2%
Dutch2.1%
Polish2%
Russian1.9%
Arab1.3%
Norwegian1.2%
African1.1%
Greek0.8%
US/American0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Ethiopian0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Basque0.2%
German0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Claremont Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes91711
Phone Area Codes909
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.12
Approximate Longitude-117.71

Claremont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPOMONA FAIRPLEX
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp42 to 68 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp59 to 89 F
Oct Temp53 to 80 F
Annual Precip16.9 inches
StationFONTANA KAISER (ONTARIO)
Distance11.6 miles
Jan Temp45 to 68 F
Apr Temp49 to 76 F
Jul Temp62 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 83 F
Annual Precip14.7 inches
StationANAHEIM
Distance17.6 miles
Jan Temp45 to 69 F
Apr Temp51 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip11.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Diamond Bar56,600$103,110
La Verne32,320$102,684
Montclair38,613$57,233
Ontario171,041$60,722
Pomona152,366$55,004
Upland76,155$79,124

Claremont Public Schools

Chaparral Elementary
451 Chaparral Dr.
ZIP: 91711
Primary
Total Enrollment 656
Claremont High
1601 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
ZIP: 91711
High
Total Enrollment 2423
Community Day
125 W. San Jose Ave.
ZIP: 91711
High
Total Enrollment 14
Condit Elementary
1750 N. Mountain Ave.
ZIP: 91711
Primary
Total Enrollment 687
Danbury Special Education
1745 Lynoak Dr.
ZIP: 91711
Primary
Total Enrollment 70
El Roble Intermediate
665 N. Mountain Ave.
ZIP: 91711
Middle
Total Enrollment 1068
Mountain View Elementary
851 Santa Clara Ave.
ZIP: 91711
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Oakmont Elementary
120 W. Green St.
ZIP: 91711
Primary
Total Enrollment 281
San Antonio High (continuation)
125 W. San Jose Ave.
ZIP: 91711
High
Total Enrollment 87
Sumner Elementary
1770 Sumner Ave.
ZIP: 91711
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Sycamore Elementary
225 W. Eighth St.
ZIP: 91711
Primary
Total Enrollment 381
Vista Del Valle Elementary
550 Vista Dr.
ZIP: 91711
Primary
Total Enrollment 316

Claremont Private Schools

Children's School At Claremont Mckenna College
654 E 6th St
ZIP: 91711
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Foothill Country Day School
1035 Harrison Ave
ZIP: 91711
Elementary
Total Enrollment 244
International Montessori Preschool
211 E Arrow Hwy
ZIP: 91711
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Kiddie Academy
663 E Foothill Blvd
ZIP: 91711
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Our Lady Of The Assumption School
611 W Bonita Ave
ZIP: 91711
Elementary
Total Enrollment 396
The Webb Schools
1175 W Baseline Rd
ZIP: 91711
Secondary
Total Enrollment 398
Western Christian School
3105 Padua Ave
ZIP: 91711
Elementary
Total Enrollment 397
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