Claremont is a city in Catawba County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,352 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The Bunker Hill Covered Bridge and Rock Barn Farm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Claremont is located east of the center of Catawba County at 35°42′50″N 81°9′2″W (35.713752, -81.150661). U.S. Route 70 passes through the center of town, leading west 4 miles (6 km) to Conover and east 4 miles (6 km) to Catawba. Interstate 40 passes just north of the town, with access from Exit 135. I-40 leads west 12 miles (19 km) to Hickory and east 16 miles (26 km) to Statesville.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Claremont has a total area of 2.7 square miles (7.1 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,355 people, 456 households, and 300 families residing in the city. The population density was 542.0 people per square mile (159.7/km2). There were 492 housing units at an average density of 196.3 per square mile (75.7/km2).