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Encyclopedia > Claremont, California
City of Claremont, California
Nickname: The City of Trees and PhDs
Location of Claremont within Los Angeles County, California.
Location of Claremont within Los Angeles County, California.
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
Government
 - Mayor Ellen Taylor
Area
 - Total 13.4 sq mi (34.8 km²)
 - Land 13.1 sq mi (34.0 km²)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km²)
Population (2000)
 - Total 33,999
 - Density 2,587.4/sq mi (999.0/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 91711
Area code(s) 909
Website: http://www.ci.claremont.ca.us/

Claremont is a college town community in eastern Los Angeles County, California, USA, about 30 miles (45 km) east of downtown Los Angeles at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in the Pomona Valley. The population as of 2000 is 33,999. Claremont is known for its seven higher-education institutions, its tree-lined streets, and its historic buildings.[1] In July 2007 it was rated by Money magazine as the fifth best place to live in the United States, and was the highest rated place in California on the list.[2] Due to its large number of trees and residents with doctorates, it is known as "the City of Trees and PhDs."[3] // A nickname is a name of an entity or thing that is not its proper name. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is by far the most populous county in the United States. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is by far the most populous county in the United States. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... PST is UTC-8, highlighted in red. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Map of California area codes in blue (and border states) with 909 in red North American Area code 909 is a California telephone area code which was split from area code 714 on November 14, 1992. ... In North America, a college town or university town is a community (often literally a town, but possibly a small or medium sized city, or in some cases a neighborhood or a district of a city) which is dominated by its university population. ... Los Angeles County is a county in California and is by far the most populous county in the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... The San Gabriel Mountains are located in northern Los Angeles County and western San Bernardino County, California, USA. The mountain range forms a barrier between the Greater Los Angeles Area and the Mojave Desert. ... The Pomona Valley, a part of the Inland Empire (the Pomona Valley is its own georgraphical area, and should not be bundled in with the Inland Empire. ... A doctorate is an academic degree of the highest level. ...


The city is primarily residential, with commercial activity revolving around The Village, a popular collection of street-front small stores, boutiques, art galleries, offices, and restaurants westerly adjacent to the Claremont Colleges. The Village hopes to see even more business with the 2007 completion of the Village Expansion, a multi-use development including a cinema, a museum of art, a boutique hotel, retail space, offices, and a parking structure on the site of an old citrus packing plant just west of Indian Hill Blvd. The Claremont Colleges are a consortium of seven schools of higher education located in Claremont, California. ...


Large trees and shade-covered streets, older residential areas, and the Claremont Colleges are located south of the Foothill Freeway and Baseline Road. Several of the colleges are consistently rated among the best in the nation. This has helped draw students from across the country and around the world. The Claremont Colleges are a consortium of seven schools of higher education located in Claremont, California. ... For other uses, see South (disambiguation). ... The Foothill Freeway is the name assigned to Interstate 210, a bypass interstate about 70 miles long located in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area. ...


The orange groves and open space which once dominated the northern portion of the city have been replaced by new residential developments of large homes. Construction of Stone Canyon Preserve, one of the final tract residential developments in the north of the city, commenced in 2003, as part of a complicated agreement between Pomona College and the City of Claremont which resulted in the creation of a 1,740-acre (7.0 km²) wilderness park. The foothills also include the Padua Hills Theatre, an historic site constructed in the late 1920's.


Claremont has been a winner of the National Arbor Day Association's Tree City USA award for 19 consecutive years. Early citizens planted trees when the city incorporated in 1907. Claremont is one of the few remaining places in North America with American Elm trees that have not been exposed to Dutch Elm Disease; the stately trees line Indian Hill Boulevard in the vicinity of the city's Memorial Park. Tree City USA logo Tree City USA is a tree planting and tree care program sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation for cities and towns in the United States. ... Binomial name Ulmus americana L. The American Elm Ulmus americana is a species of elm native to eastern North America, occurring from Nova Scotia west to southeast Saskatchewan, and south to Florida and central Texas. ... Branch death, or flagging, at multiple locations in the crown of a diseased elm. ...


Commuter train service to Claremont is provided by Metrolink from the Claremont Metrolink Station. The station is on the San Bernardino Line with trains traveling to Los Angeles and San Bernardino daily. Metrolink (AAR reporting marks SCAX) is a Regional rail system that serves the Southern California region. ... Trackside of Claremont Metrolink station. ... The San Bernardino Line of Metrolink travels the following route: 1. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County, California, United States. ...

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Civic institutions

The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of seven schools of higher education which includes Pomona College, Claremont McKenna College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont Graduate University, are located in Claremont. The Claremont School of Theology, another school of higher education located in Claremont, shares some resources with the Claremont Colleges, but is not a member. These private educational institutions are hosts to approximately 5,000 students every year from around the world. Claremont is also home to the Claremont Institute. The Claremont Colleges are a consortium of five undergraduate and two graduate schools of higher education located in Claremont, California. ... Pomona College is a private residential liberal arts college located 33 miles (53 km) east of downtown Los Angeles in Claremont, California. ... A member of the Claremont Colleges, Claremont McKenna College is a small, highly selective, private coeducational, liberal arts college enrolling about 1100 students with a curricular emphasis on government, economics, and public policy. ... Scripps College is a liberal arts womens college in Claremont, California. ... Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective, private college of science, engineering, and mathematics, located in Claremont, California. ... Pitzer College is a small, highly selective, private residential liberal arts college located in Claremont, California, a college town approximately 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. ... Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences (short KGI) is a small graduate school in Claremont, California. ... Claremont Graduate University (CGU) is a private graduate-only university. ... The Claremont School of Theology is a graduate school located in Claremont, California, offering Master of Art, Masters of Divinity, Doctorate of Ministry and Ph. ... The Claremont Institute is a conservative think tank based in Claremont, California. ...


Retirement communities include Pilgrim Place, Claremont Manor and Mt. San Antonio Gardens. The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden contains a major collection of Californian plants. The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden 86 acres (34. ...


Geography

Claremont is located at 34°6′36″N, 117°43′11″W (34.110009, -117.719734)[4].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.8 km² (13.4 mi²). 34.0 km² (13.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.7 km² (0.3 mi²) of it (2.08%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Claremont is located at the eastern end of Los Angeles County, and is adjacent to the cities of Upland, Pomona, La Verne, and Montclair and San Bernardino County. Claremont is approximately 24 miles (39 km) east of Pasadena and 30 miles (48 km) east of Los Angeles. Los Angeles County is a county in California and is by far the most populous county in the United States. ... Nickname: Location within San Bernardino County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County San Bernardino County Government  - Mayor John V. Pomierski Area  - City 39. ... Nickname: Location in Los Angeles County and the State of California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles Government  - Mayor Norma Torres Area  - Total 22. ... La Verne is a city located in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Location of Montclair in California Coordinates: , Country United States of America State California County San Bernardino Incorporated (city) 1956-04-25 [3] Government  - Mayor Paul M. Eaton [1]  - City Manager Lee C. McDougal [2] Area  - City  5. ... San Bernardino County is the largest county in the United States by area, containing more land than 9 states. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ...


Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 33,998 people, 11,281 households, and 7,806 families residing in the city. The population density was 999.0/km² (2,586.6/mi²). There were 11,559 housing units at an average density of 339.6/km² (879.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.48% White, 15.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino, 11.51% Asian, of any race, 4.98% Black or African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 5.20% from other races, and 4.14% from two or more races. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanic Americans (Spanish: Hispano Americano) are Americans of Hispanic ethnicity who largely identify with the Hispanic cultural heritage. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


31.3% of households included children under the age of 18. 55.7% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 24.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.08. Matrimony redirects here. ...


The population was widely distributed in age, with 20.7% under the age of 18, 18.6% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.


As of 2006, the median household income in the city is $81,349, the average household income in the city was $97,078 and the average income for a family was $118,130. The per capita income for the city was $35,180. About 7.0% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Politics

In the state legislature Claremont is located in the 29th Senate District, represented by Republican Bob Margett, and in the 59th Assembly District, represented by Republican Anthony Adams. Federally, Claremont is located in California's 26th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +4[6] and is represented by Republican David Dreier. Californias Capitol, where the State Legislature meets California State Assembly chamber California state Senate chamber The California Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of California. ... California State Senate chamber The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. ... Robert Bob Margett is a California State Senator. ... The California State Assembly chamber California State Assembly Chamber in the State Capitol The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. ... Anthony Adams (born on June 18, 1980 in Detroit, Michigan) is a player in the National Football League. ... Map The California 26th Congressional District is currently represented by Republican David Dreier. ... The Cook Partisan Voting Index indicates how much more Democratic or Republican a district performs compared to the nation as a whole. ... David Timothy Dreier (born July 5, 1952), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since January 1981, representing Californias 26th congressional district (map). ...


Points of interest

  • John R. Rodman Arboretum
  • Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
  • The Claremont Village is an area of shops and restaurants, stretching approximately from Indian Hill Blvd. and First Street at the Southwest to Harvard and Bonita at the Northeast. A recent expansion, completed in 2008, extends west of Indian Hill Blvd. to a former citrus packing plant that has been converted into shops, restaurants and an art museum.

The John R. Rodman Arboretum (10 acres) is located on the campus of Pitzer College, 1050 North Mills Avenue, Claremont, California, USA. The Arboretum began in 1984 when Dr. John R. Rodman, Professor of Environmental Studies, and other faculty, staff, and students, tried to save surviving indigenous vegetation from demolition... The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden 86 acres (34. ...

Notable residents

Benjamin Chase Ben Harper (born October 28, 1969) is an American musician. ... Millard Owen Sheets (1907-1989) was a American painter and an important representative of the California School of painting. ... Justin Germano was dealt, along with Travis Chick, from the San Diego Padres farm organization to the Cincinnati Reds on July 23, 2005 in a trade for Joe Randa. ... Mark David McGwire (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) is a former professional baseball player who played the majority of his major league career with the Oakland Athletics before finishing his career with the St. ... Dan McGwire (born December 18, 1967), brother of baseball slugger Mark McGwire, was a Parade Magazine all-America at Claremont High in Claremont, California, made Street & Smiths top 50 list, was named honorable mention all-America by USA Today, completed 203 of 328 passes (61. ... Anastasia Horne is an American actress/singer who has appeared on television and in the theater. ...

References

  1. ^ Los Angeles County Library - Frequently Asked Questions: Claremont
  2. ^ CNN Money ratings of the best cities to live in the U.S.
  3. ^ Carrier, Susan. “What's green and well educated? Claremont”, The Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2003, retrieved February 6, 2007
  4. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?. Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved on 2008-02-10.

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Claremont was part of this vast tract, and many of the Serranos were employed as shepherds for the padres.
Claremont is located at the eastern end of Los Angeles County, and is adjacent to the cities of Upland, Pomona, La Verne, and Montclair and San Bernardino County.
Claremont is approximately 24 miles east of Pasadena and 30 miles east of Los Angeles.
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