Claremont is a medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 36,001 people and nine 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.
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 19.78% 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.
Claremont is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Claremont enrolled in college, Claremont has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Claremont, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
If knowledge is power, Claremont is a pretty powerful place. 57.67% of the adults in Claremont have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Claremont in 2018 was $50,620, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $202,480 for a family of four.
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 23.93% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Claremont include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.
Claremont also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.02%.
The most common language spoken in Claremont is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.