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Claremont, North Carolina
City
Location of Claremont, North Carolina
Location of Claremont, North Carolina
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Catawba
Area
 • Total 2.7 sq mi (7.1 km2)
 • Land 2.7 sq mi (7.1 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 981 ft (299 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,352
 • Density 497/sq mi (191.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28610
Area code(s) 828
FIPS code 37-12720
GNIS feature ID 1019681
Website cityofclaremont.org

Claremont is a city in Catawba County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,352 at the 2010 census. It is part of the HickoryLenoirMorganton Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The Bunker Hill Covered Bridge and Rock Barn Farm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Claremont is located east of the center of Catawba County at 35°42′50″N 81°9′2″W / 35.71389°N 81.15056°W / 35.71389; -81.15056 (35.713752, -81.150661). U.S. Route 70 passes through the center of town, leading west 4 miles (6 km) to Conover and east 4 miles (6 km) to Catawba. Interstate 40 passes just north of the town, with access from Exit 135. I-40 leads west 12 miles (19 km) to Hickory and east 16 miles (26 km) to Statesville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Claremont has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 160
1910 297 85.6%
1920 435 46.5%
1930 368 −15.4%
1940 467 26.9%
1950 669 43.3%
1960 728 8.8%
1970 788 8.2%
1980 880 11.7%
1990 980 11.4%
2000 1,038 5.9%
2010 1,352 30.3%
Est. 2015 1,365 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,355 people, 456 households, and 300 families residing in the city. The population density was 542.0 people per square mile (159.7/km²). There were 492 housing units at an average density of 196.3 per square mile (75.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.66% White, 2.22% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.67% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.99% of the population.

There were 456 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the city, the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,652, and the median income for a family was $49,886. Males had a median income of $30,543 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,097. About 5.3% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over.


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