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Clermont, Florida - Clermont is a city in Lake County, Florida, United States, west of Orlando. The population was 29,358 as of 2012. The city is essentially residential in character and its economy is centered in retail trade, lodging, and food and beverage establishments, which are tourism oriented. The historic downtown district is still much as it was around 1960. It is part of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The Florida Citrus Tower, one of the first constructed Florida landmarks, is located in Clermont. The tower celebrated its 50th anniversary in December 2006.

Clermont was founded in 1884 and incorporated in 1916. The city is located in south Lake County in suburban central Florida, about 22 miles (35 km) west of the city of Orlando and 22 miles (35 km) southeast of the city of Leesburg.

The Florida Citrus Tower, one of the first constructed Florida landmarks, is located in Clermont. It was built in 1956.

The historic downtown district is still much as it was 50 years ago.

With a 207% growth from 2000-2010, the city has experienced concurrent economic growth, attracting big box retail stores. In spring of 2010 Clermont Landings opened with 20 new shops and restaurants and the first cinema. Growth, in the form of increased pollution, is also affecting Clermont's natural resources, including its lakes

As of the census of 2010, there were 28,742 people residing in the city in 11,216 households. The population density in 2000 was 812/mi² (314/km²). There were 12,730 housing units. In 2000 the average density of Clermont 380/mi² (147/km²).

21.28% of households had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the city the population was distributed with 20.1% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 24.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.5 males.  Details