Clermont is a city in Lake County, Florida, United States, west of Orlando. The population was 29,358 as of 2012. The city is basically residential in character and its economic condition is centralized in retail trade, lodging, and food and beverage establishments, which are tourism oriented. The historic downtown district is however much as it was around 1960. It belongs to the Orlando-- Kissimmee-- Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area.
As of the census of 2010, there were 28,742 people staying in the city in 11,216 households. The population density in 2000 was 812/mi Â² (314/km Â²). There were 12,730 housing units. In 2000 the usual density of Clermont 380/mi Â² (147/km Â²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.69 % White, 14.41 % African American, 0.42 % Native American, 4.19 % Asian, 5.37 % from other races, and 3.83 % from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.75 % of the population.
Local education establishments for Clermont include Minneola Elementary School, South Lake Charter Elementary (also known as Imagine Schools at South Lake), Cypress Ridge Elementary School, Lost Lake Elementary, Clermont Elementary School, Clermont Middle School, Windy Hill Middle School, East Ridge Middle School, Lake Minneola High School, East Ridge High School, Sawgrass Bay Elementary and Pine Ridge Elementary. Lake-Sumter Community College and the University of Central Florida also have campuses located in Clermont.
The median earnings for a home in the city was $ 39,290, and the typical income for a family was $ 48,216. Males had a median income of $ 36,240 versus $ 26,571 for females. The per capita for the city was $ 21,099. About 6.3 % of families and 7.8 % of the population were below the poverty line, involving 15.0 % of those under age 18 and 4.5 % of those age 65 or over. The income per capita is $ 24,952, which includes all adults and children. The median household income level is $ 45,980.
For the overall size of the city, public transportation in Clermont is very greatly used. Typically, people who use it for their regular commute are taking taxis. For Clermont, the benefits are reduced air pollution and traffic jam on the highways.
The Clermont chain of lakes is among Florida's most recreational polished lake systems. Fishers will find channel catfish and speckled perch to be pretty plentiful. Sunken trees and dredge holes in the lakes make fantastic fishing attractors, supplying what some promise to be "some of the greatest largemouth bass fishing in the world." These attractors are marked on most lakes by buoys, which should help to sustain a satisfying experience even for the novice fisherman. For the water sports enthusiast, the Clermont lakes are the place to be. Throughout the water-skiing community, Clermont is named the "wakeboarding capital of the world". The Wakeboarding Camp, a year-round school alloted completely to the guide of wakeboarding, is located on Lake Minneola.
Clermont is often named as the 'Gem of the Hills' because its gorgeous hilly surroundings. Activities like camping, hunting, fishing, riding, hang-gliding and para-gliding are fairly popular. There are much more than 15 golf courses, which please the desires of the ardent golf enthusiasts. Tourists would undoubtedly find the airplane, boat and farm tours very fascinating. They can also try the various varieties of wines at the Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards. The Citrus Tower is a popular destination, which allows people to witness the unbelievable views of Clermont.
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