Claremont, CA
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Claremont is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 36,283 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Claremont is the 224th largest community in California.

Housing costs in Claremont are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Claremont is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Claremont is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Claremont who work in teaching (17.94%), management occupations (13.19%), and office and administrative support (11.68%).

Of important note, Claremont is also a city of artists. Claremont has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Claremont’s character.

Also of interest is that Claremont has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.49% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Claremont is a college town. There are a lot of students in Claremont attending college, and as a result Claremont provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Claremont, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Claremont is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 56.22% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Claremont in 2010 was $39,115, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $156,460 for a family of four. However, Claremont contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Claremont is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Claremont home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Claremont residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Claremont also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.29% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Claremont include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

In addition, Claremont has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.56%).

The most common language spoken in Claremont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.