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 91.31% 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 (18.72%), management occupations (13.24%), and office and administrative support (12.84%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.84% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Claremont is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Claremont, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

If knowledge is power, Claremont is a pretty powerful place. 56.02% 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 2010 was $39,402, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $157,608 for a family of four. However, Claremont contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Claremont is a very 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 21.22% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Claremont include English, Irish, Italian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Claremont's cultural character, accounting for 18.26% of the city’s population.

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