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 Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, which boasts one of the nation's premier short-track ovals and also the premier American drag racing event, the NHRA U.S. Nationals. 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.
History of Clermont
Indiana became a state in 1816. Only a few years later in 1821, a land office was established in Brookville and began selling land in Marion County and surrounding counties. The land was initially sold in 80-acre parcels at an astounding price of $1.25 per acre. In 1823 a land office was opened in Crawfordsville, and a couple of years later a land office was opened in Indianapolis in 1825. This made making a land purchase in Marion County a much easier trip to register land claims. When Indianapolis was established as the permanent seat of government for Indiana in 1825, the Crawfordsville Road was the main route of travel between the land offices. In fact, Crawfordsville Road was an early trail that carried many pioneers and their Conestoga wagons to the west. It contributed to tradesmen and merchants settling in the community now called Clermont in the 1830s and 1840s. . . Read More