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Buildings in downtown Claremont
Buildings in downtown Claremont
"City On The Right Track"
Location of Claremont, Minnesota
Location of Claremont, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Dodge
 • Total 1.09 sq mi (2.84 km2)
 • Land 1.09 sq mi (2.84 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,286 ft (392 m)
 • Total 548
 • Estimate 
 • Density 490.41/sq mi (189.28/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-11566
GNIS feature ID 0641239

Claremont is a city in Dodge County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 548 at the 2010 census.


A post office called Claremont has been in operation since 1856. Claremont was incorporated in 1878. The city took its name from Claremont Township.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.15 square miles (2.98 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 269
1900 317
1910 275 −13.2%
1920 334 21.5%
1930 373 11.7%
1940 398 6.7%
1950 426 7.0%
1960 466 9.4%
1970 520 11.6%
1980 591 13.7%
1990 530 −10.3%
2000 620 17.0%
2010 548 −11.6%
2019 (est.) 537 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 548 people, 220 households, and 128 families living in the city. The population density was 476.5 inhabitants per square mile (184.0/km2). There were 249 housing units at an average density of 216.5 per square mile (83.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.1% White, 0.2% African American, 0.4% Asian, 5.1% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.0% of the population.

There were 220 households, of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.5% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.8% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.19.

The median age in the city was 33.5 years. 29.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.9% were from 45 to 64; and 8.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 55.1% male and 44.9% female.


Claremont High School's mascot was the Parrot. Their colors were orange and black.

In 1990, Claremont's school district merged with the towns of Dodge Center and West Concord to form Triton Public Schools. Dodge Center is now home to Triton Primary, Triton Middle School and Triton Senior High School. The first commencement exercises were held in 1991.

Triton's school mascot is the Cobra. The school colors are maroon and gray. The annual yearbook is titled Triton Tradition and the first volume was published in 1991.

Triton, coached by Don Henderson, won the Minnesota State Football championship in 1994 (B Division), 2000 (AA Division) and in 2006 (AA Division). In 2006, Triton's football team won every game in the AA Division. The 2006 Cobras hold a Minnesota State High School League Prep Bowl record for both the highest scoring team in a championship game (70 points), as well as total scoring game for both teams (91 points). Two members of the 1994 state championship team also hold individual Minnesota State High School League Prep Bowl records. Kirk Midthun ('96) for Most Touchdowns Passing (6) and Judge Gisslen ('95) for Most Touchdown Receptions (4 – record since tied). Source: Kirk Midthun was the Minnesota Player of the Year in 1994 and 1995 (a co-winner with Tim Rosga of Cretin Derham Hall).

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