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Claremont, CA

 

The city of Claremont lies on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County, California in the United States of America. It lies 30.3 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The city is located in the Eastern San Gabriel Valley, at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

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According to the United States census in 2015, the city has an estimated population of 36,283 people.

The city is known as the home of the Claremont Colleges and many more educational institutions. Furthermore, it has tree-lined streets with various historic buildings.

Brief history

The area where the city lies was once occupied by citrus groves and open space. Since then, residential areas have been cropping up.

The construction of the Stone Canyon Preserve, which is one of the final residential tract developments in the northern city commenced in 2003. It was part of the complicated agreement between the Pomona College and the city of Claremont.

The northern foothill area includes the Padua Hills Theatre. This is a historic site that was constructed in 1930.

Demographics

The racial composition of Claremont was 24,666 (70.6%) White (58.9% Non-Hispanic White),[6] 1,651 (4.7%) African American, 172 (0.5%) Native American, 4,564 (13.1%) Asian, 38 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 2,015 (5.8%) from other races, and 1,820 (5.2%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6,919 persons (19.8%)

Climate

Claremont has a Mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification Csa).

In the summer months, temperatures can rise into the triple digits. In the autumn months, Claremont can receive gusty winds known as the “Santa Ana Winds.” When they hit, they can bring fire danger to nearby foothills.

In the winter, most of its annual rainfall occurs. Snow is rare but can often be viewed in the nearby San Gabriel Mountains. In early summer, Claremont can receive overcast weather due to its strong onshore flow from the ocean known as “May Gray” or “June Gloom.”

Economy

According to the 2009 Comprehensive Financial Report, the top employers in the city are Claremont Collages, Claremont Unified School District, HiRel Connectors, the City of Claremont, Claremont Auto Center, etc.

Fun fact

In July 2007, it was rated by CNN/Money magazine as the 5th best place to live in the United States. It was also the highest rated place in California on the list.

The city is also referred to as “The City of Trees and PhDs.” This is due to its large number of trees and residents with doctoral degrees.

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The city has been the winner of the National Arbor Day Association’s Tree City USA award for 22 consecutive years.

The city is one of the few remaining places in North America with the American Elm trees that have not been exposed to the Dutch elm disease.

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