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Town of Clermont, Indiana
Location of Clermont in Marion County, Indiana.
Location of Clermont in Marion County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Marion
Township Pike, Wayne
Area
 • Total 0.67 sq mi (1.73 km2)
 • Land 0.67 sq mi (1.73 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
833 ft (254 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,384
 • Density 2,071.86/sq mi (800.30/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (EST)
ZIP code
46234
Area code(s) 317
FIPS code 18-13492
GNIS feature ID 0432641
Website https://clermont.in.gov

Clermont is a town in Pike and Wayne townships of Marion County, Indiana, United States. The population was 1,356 at the 2010 census. It has existed as an "included town" since 1970, when it was incorporated into Indianapolis as part of Unigov. It is legally part of Indianapolis, while retaining a town government under IC 36-3-2-5. The city is known for hosting Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, consisting of one of the nation's premier short-track ovals and also the premier American drag racing event, the NHRA U.S. Nationals.

History

The first post office at Clermont was established in 1831. Clermont was laid out in 1849.

Geography

Clermont is located at 39°48′52″N 86°19′18″W / 39.81444°N 86.32167°W / 39.81444; -86.32167 (39.814339, -86.321575).

According to the 2010 census, Clermont has a total area of 0.67 square miles (1.74 km2), all land.

Demographics

Clermont, Indiana water tower
The old water tower.
Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 215
1910 205
1920 240 17.1%
1930 448 86.7%
1940 465 3.8%
1950 824 77.2%
1960 1,058 28.4%
1970 1,423 34.5%
1980 1,671 17.4%
1990 1,678 0.4%
2000 1,477 −12.0%
2010 1,356 −8.2%
2020 1,384 2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,477 people, 598 households, and 420 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,167.7 people per square mile (838.6/km2). There were 626 housing units at an average density of 918.7 per square mile (355.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.41% White, 1.62% African American, 0.07% Native American, 1.22% Asian, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 598 households, out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 23.3% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $51,875, and the median income for a family was $64,464. Males had a median income of $40,500 versus $27,974 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,149. About 4.0% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Tim Cindric—president of Team Penske Racing
  • Eric Holcomb—51st governor of the State of Indiana
  • Mickey Powell—president of PGA of America and member of Indiana Golf Hall of Fame and PGA Hall of Fame
  • Rick Downey -- Blue Oyster Cult band member
  • Dick Simon—racecar driver and Dick Simon Racing team owner, drove in 17 Indianapolis 500s
  • Bill York—media room chief for Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, Indianapolis Ice, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Tom Zupancic—Indianapolis Colts executive and strength coach, 1993 Strongest Man in America runner-up
  • Roman Kuzma—IndyCar team owner (Teamkar International)
  • Dan Ingram—flat-track motorcycle racer
  • Jim Hurtubise—racecar driver, 1960 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, drove in 10 Indianapolis 500s
  • Mike Mosley—racecar driver, drove in 15 Indianapolis 500s
  • Steve Chassey—racecar driver, drove in 3 Indianapolis 500s
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