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Claremont is a township in Richland County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Claremont. For links to other places called Claremont, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Claremont is 38.706N. The longitude is -87.97W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 512 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 934.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Claremont demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Richland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62421 ZIP code.
35% of Claremont residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Claremont ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Claremont was $14,566, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Claremont residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Claremont, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $343. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $763.
Richland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Claremont political report.
The average commute time for Claremont workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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