Claremont, NC

Claremont, situated in Catawba County, is a small town made up of 2.7 square miles.

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The town was officially acknowledged as a settlement in 1801. 


The median resident age in Claremont is 42 years. The median estimated household income is about $48,000 making it roughly equal to the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $30,000. The average price for a home in Claremont is about $145,000 (2015) which is $15,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Claremont is 83% White, 6% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 10% other. 92% of the population are high school graduates, with 29% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 57% are married, 10% are divorced, 3% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 24% that have never been married.

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Catawba County

Claremont belongs to Catawba County in the western part of North Carolina. The County, named after the Catawba tribe, is part of the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Catawba County has a population of 155,000 and the city Newton, with a population of 13,000, is the county seat.

In 1842, the county was formed from part of Lincoln County. The first settlers were German Lutheran farmers that arrived in the 1700's.

Catawba County borders Alexander, Iredell, Lincoln, Burke, Caldwell, and Mecklenburg counties.

Catawba County is made up of 413 square miles. 399 of which is land with the remaining 14 as water.


The population of Claremont, NC is about 1,500. The population has seen a decrease throughout the 2000s before spiking in 2009 before a steady decrease since 2010.


The elevation of Claremont, NC is 981 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Claremont, NC is 28610.

Area Code

The area code for Claremont, NC is 828.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Claremont and Catawba County have voted mostly Republican, with 65% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 39% of the population are religiously unaffiliated (Nones). About 57% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 3%.


The unemployment rate for Claremont is about 5% (2015), making it roughly equal to the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing, retail, and transportation make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Hickory Record and The Claremont Courier are the primary newspapers that cover the Catawba County area.